Green Festival Speakers

Polly Osborne



Polly Osborne’s architectural career began in 1977 when she went to work for the Architectural firm of Ray Rector and Associates in Napa Valley. While working for Rector, she gained knowledge of adobe, earth-sheltered and rammed earth as well as conventional design and construction methods. Soon after, she earned her Master of Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture, and started Osborne and Associates. Polly won the 2007 Green Building Citation from The AIA Monterey Bay Chapter for Taiji House and the top award for Green Building from Sustainable San Mateo County. She has been published in several books and magazines such as Sunset Magazine, House & Home, Designing with Spirituality, and the LA Times Magazine. Polly is a very active member of the AIA Committee on the Environment, and also a member of Build It Green, USGBC and the Society for Architectural Historians.