Trinity of Culture


Since 1993, principal and co-founder Steve Vedral has designed using alternative building systems.  Even before sustainability became a household term, his work involved the use of alternative building materials such as S.I.P.s, adobe, compressed earth block, straw bale and aerated concrete block.

His experience throughout the North American continent has taught that an understanding of the underlying armature of the site and the subsequent choice of materials and forms will yield solutions that by themselves are sustainable and appropriate.  Raintree's philosophy is to approach projects with the idea of creating environments which are well designed and that create new opportunities for life and well being.