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Posted on August 1, 2023 @ 5:42PM

Sam Rodell Architects is featured prominently in the recently published book Passive House Northwest 2016, including several projects recently completed and currently underway and a brief overview of the firm:  

"The work of Sam Rodell Architects is characterized primarily by thoughtful attention to the client and the site. Passive house design and certification is simply presumed for any project that involves mechanical systems for space conditioning. For Sam Rodell, the firm's principal and a Certified Passive House Consultant since 2012, Passive House design has become a fundamental baseline expectation, similar to how good hygiene is an unquestioned and unquestionable expectation in a restaurant.

This embedded standard has been a strong draw for clients. The firm has become a Passive House advocate in the Spokane - Coeur d'Alene region and beyond, with a wide range of residential and commercial Passive House projects completed and in various stages of design or construction. Their 58-bed Sunshine Health Facilities resident building received top national honors last year from the Passive House Institute U.S. as an institutional certified passive house project.

Rodell's leadership has ignited a growing interest in Passive House training among a number of builders across the Pacific Northwest. Their clients universally sing the praises of life in high-performance buildings. Maren Longhurst, and Nate Robinson, both long standing architects in the firm are who joined the firm are also Certified Passive House Consultants.

Download the pdf version of Passive House Northwest 2016 here.

Author: Sam Rodell

Sam has practiced as an award winning architect for forty years, and has also built many of his clients' projects.  He is licensed throughout most of the western USA and Canada, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) which expedites registration in other states and provinces. He was the first Certified Passive House Consultant architect in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

Author: Maren Longhurst

Maren is a licensed architect particularly interested in high performance architecture and building science.   She holds a Masters in Architecture from Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is a Certified Passive House Consultant, certified LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment) professional, and a WELL Accredited Professional (a credential that signifies knowledge in health and wellness in the built environment and specialization in the WELL Building Standard). Maren is also on the Passive House Northwest board of directors.