Fred Øesch (pronounced "Esch") is the principal of Oesch Environmental Design [O.E.D.] near Charlottesville, VA. As the founder of a Design / Build firm, he has produced healthful, energy efficient, alternative dwellings, custom interiors, furniture, and fine art for more than 30 years. His specialties include: solar design, green timber frame, straw bale construction, living earth roofs, and organic environmental control systems[inc. Hydronic Radiant Heating and Cooling]. Oesch is available for residential or commercial design projects world wide, inc. lecture presentations, and teaching Design and Building. Oesch has a Master's Degree in Architecture with pending Architectural Registration in Virginia. He has technical experience, teaching, and management of human and material resources; encompassing the full range of design disciplines. Conducting research on Environmental Design and lecturing at universities in the U.S. and Europe, he has practiced Environmental Design, Construction Technology, Product Design, and Fine Art. He has also developed internationally marketed furniture and architectural software. Oesch's projects have been featured on Home and Garden Television [HGTV], and in numerous newspaper and magazine publications. Oesch received the Virginia Sustainable Building Network [VSBN] 2007 Green Innovation Award in the Best Single Family Residential Project category, and the 2009 Green Innovation Award for Best Green Designer. Oesch is currently completing a new book titled, "Symbiotic Living: Elements of Timeless Design & Building Solutions". Fred Øesch is a sole proprietor, however he maintains a close collaboration with many Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, and Artisan / Contractors, with whom he has maintained a working association for many years. He prefers to keep his base organization small, as he believes it helps to maintain a greater overall singular vision, project continuity, and cost effectiveness for his client friends. He manages a "Virtual Consortium," assembling highly skilled inter-disciplinary teams for larger projects, rather than maintain a higher overhead and large staff, thereby providing the most site specific and cost effective solutions for each client and project.
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