~ Biography ~
Fred Øesch (pronounced “Esch”) is the principal of Øesch Environmental Design [Ø.E.D.] near Charlottesville, VA. As the founder of a Design / Build firm, Øesch has designed Master Planning, Architecture, Interiors, Furniture, and Fine Art for more than 40 years. His specialty is healthful, energy efficient, alternative building, inc., solar design, timber frame, straw bale construction, earth sheltered structures, living earth roofs, and natural environmental control systems. Øesch is available for residential or commercial design projects worldwide, inc., lecture presentations, and teaching Design and Building.
Øesch 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. Øesch projects have been featured on Home and Garden Television [HGTV], and in numerous newspaper and magazine publications. Øesch received the Virginia Sustainable Building Network [VSBN] 2007 Green Innovation Award for the Best Single Family Residence, the 2009 Green Innovation Award for Best Green Designer, and the 2019 Viridiant [EarthCraft] Award for Best Single Family Residence. Øesch is currently completing a new book titled, “Symbiotic Living: Elements of Timeless Design & Building Solutions”.