Entries by Sam Nishek

LED Light For An Off-The-Grid Palapa

This winter, David offered me a bonus trip to his off-the-grid palapa on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico with one string attached. In between snorkeling, fishing, laying in the sun, and drinking tequila, my task was to upgrade the palapa lighting “system,” if you could call it that. My appropriate technology instincts kicked in immediately.

Wildfire Resistant by Design

by Sam Nishek, Architect, LEED AP Two weeks ago in the hills just outside of Boulder, a spark turned into a flame, a flame into an inferno:  the Four Mile Fire.  On Monday, the fire was fully contained, but the aftermath included 166 homes lost.  Now, the community has galvanized around those affected with offers […]