firm Leadership

Jonathan Hammond


Mr. Hammond’s practice blends architecture and sculpture to honor the spirit of place. Hammond is a LEED-accredited architect who has been a pioneer in the passive solar building and planning movement since the 1970’s. As founder of Living Systems, he helped author the nation’s first energy-conserving city building code. He also designed and built California’s first modern straw bale structure. Before co-founding Indigo, Hammond taught Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the Kyushu Institute of Design in Japan and Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois.



With a professional design and planning background and over thirty years of experience in municipal, educational and commercial facilities, Mr. Playle has managed large master plan projects and has been an innovator in the development of the design-build process in both the public and private sectors. His special abilities in the facilitation of large user groups and committees are useful tools in reaching design consensus. Mr. Playle believes that the success of a project hinges on a well-managed design and construction process.



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