Karl Wanaselja has been studying, teaching and practicing architecture since 1978. He received a Master of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley in 1991 and his California Architecture License in 1995. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History/Architecture History from Cornell. His photography and architectural designs have been exhibited in galleries across the country.
Karl also has been building since 1982 and obtained his California General Contractor License in 1992. He has worked with concrete, wood, steel, adobe, and straw structural systems. He also has extensive experience in the use of salvaged materials.
Cate Leger has focused on green architecture since she began her graduate studies at U.C. Berkeley in 1991. She received her Master of Architecture in 1994 and her California Architecture License in 1999. She worked at William McDonough Architects and Sim Van Der Ryn Architects prior to joining her husband in their own firm in 1996. She lectures regularly in the Bay Area on the firm's work and ecological design and construction.
Prior to graduate school, Cate spent five years in Washington, D.C. as an environmental advocate working for nonprofits, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress. Her expertise was in pollution prevention and water quality protection.