Polly Osborne is an American architect based in California. Polly started Osborne and Associates in 1987. Osborne Architects won many awards, especially for "environmentally sensitive projects" like the "Tree House Residence".
In this project passive heating is backed up by an active radiant heating system. The suns's heat warms water pipes that are installed in the concrete slabs throughout the house. ( Source: Osborne Architects)
Osborne Architects focuses on site-specific architecture that seeks to minimize environmental impact and bring to clients health, comfort, beauty and harmony. Besides designing spaces,they also design furniture and fixtures. Osborne Architects uses environmentally responsible products, locally made materials, renewable resources, solar heating and natural ventilation techniques.
AIA MB gave their highest honor awards in both architectural design and in sustainable performance for 2009 to Osborne Architects' Preston Residence.
Polly Osborne is also an artist working mainly in watercolor and ceramics.