Building Design

At Odisea we are known for our sustainable approach to the built environment.  No where does this show more than through our building designs.

Performance and function are blended seamlessly with beauty in a creative process that leaves no options off the table. The belief that the choice of technology, or lack thereof, should be appropriate for the project is central to our values as designers.  No one solution, or set of systems, will fit all projects.  The client’s needs are paramount and our role as consultants is one of guidance rather than pushing our design will around.

Efficiency and Function

Our clients have demanded a higher level of efficiency and function for more than a decade.  Their knowledge level has driven us to explore more and more options.  Education plays a critical role when our clients demand a higher level of efficiency and greater function.

By understanding the effects of efficiency on the overall design, as engineers we can provide solutions that have increased resource productivity, both during construction and during their lifespan in operating and maintenance costs.

Focused Design

Our design team works in concert to deliver the highest quality, most efficient design that is demanded by our clients.  Our management team is capable of delivering multidisciplinary projects and working internationally.

Our focus is on both the broad perspective required of complex projects and on each detail.

Projects With Stories

From grocery stores with walls made of baled straw to pumice-crete and earthen plaster, each of our projects and the clients that own them are incredibly inspirational.  Each of those clients have taken risks and pushed the boundaries of building science by making bold choices.  We support those  who ask questions and open their consciousness to include the vast world of choices that most mainstream projects never encounter.  Each and every one of our projects has a story to tell that inspires and educates beyond it’s boundaries.

Projects

ANA Chasma-e-Dosakh Kandak WWTP

ANA Chasma-e-Dosakh Kandak WWTP

In the Spring of 2012 Odisea delivered the design of the waste water treatment plant for the future [...]
Straw Bale Horse Arena and Caretaker's Residence

Straw Bale Horse Arena and Caretaker's Residence

During the year of 2006 Odisea acted as the general contractor on the largest bale structure at the [...]
Little Dry Creek Pedestrian Trail

Little Dry Creek Pedestrian Trail

The City of Westminster commissioned the design and construction of a portion of the Little Dry Cree[...]
Silver Leaf Cohousing

Silver Leaf Cohousing

The Silver Leaf Cohousing project in our hometown of Paonia, Colorado is beginning the first stages [...]
Alternative and Highly Scalable Water and Wastewater Treatment

Alternative and Highly Scalable Water and Wastewater Treatment

We are huge consumers and wasters of water.  In its purest form, or as a contaminated waste product,[...]
Electrocoagulation Water and Waste Water Treatment

Electrocoagulation Water and Waste Water Treatment

During the first half of September of 2012 Odisea participated in a pilot demonstration to treat wat[...]
Autonomous Tent

Autonomous Tent

The Autonomous Tent concept was sprouted by Phil Parr, an IT person with no prior experience in the [...]
Constructed Wetland WWTP

Constructed Wetland WWTP

  Odisea was hired to design a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) for Kittitian Hills resort [...]