orrin goldsby, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of sustainability
Since beginning his architectural career in 2009, Orrin Goldsby has gained international experience in all aspects of architecture. He followed a somewhat atypical path, exposing him to the arts of custom metal work in Oregon, stone masonry and historic preservation in Italy, construction in Australia, and the design of eco-resorts in Mexico.
Now he plays a vital part at Kerman Morris Architects, as he leads the firm’s ecological design initiative as an Associate and their Director of Sustainability. He works closely with clients on multi-family homes, commercial office interiors, and learning environments to create beautiful and well-performing buildings. He is an active AIA member in San Francisco, volunteering his time as a licensure mentor through their PACT program, and also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.
With an inventive approach, Orrin brings energy and positivity to the KMA team, making even the most challenging projects an enjoyable experience for everyone. We asked Orrin a couple of questions and this is what he had to say:
What do you like to do outside of the office?
I mostly try to enjoy the great outdoors. Backpacking, biking to work, and lounging in the park with my wife are some of my favorite things. I also really enjoy designing and building furniture and clothing - anything that allows me to work with my hands.
If you could live anywhere, where would you go?
Not sure I’ll find anywhere better than San Francisco, but if forced to choose, I would probably head to Melbourne, Australia, Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, BC, because of their advances in ecological design. Net-zero and passive-house design approaches are much more common in those locations right now. For the moment, I’m committed to bringing that approach to the projects I work on in the Bay Area.