A major career decision was to establish a small
studio in a natural setting where we could focus on creating
a limited number of carefully crafted projects. We began on the Mendonoma coast
in 1971 and relocated to the Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg
in 1993. Our work is recognized as insightful, exemplary,
Our work has a personal and humane spirit based on concern
for the people who will occupy our buildings – resulting
in places people love to use and experience.
Our work distills complex requirements and relationships
down to a few simple, strong ideas and strives to synthesize
these into simple, strong forms.
Our work is aesthetically refreshing, technically accomplished,
and has received over 40 design awards. In 2008 Obie was
inducted into the College of Fellows in the American Institute
Our work is reverently respectful of Mother Nature –
our proudest accomplishment is when we are able to create
projects that resonate with their settings.