AUTHENTIC ARCHITECTURE is accessible, beautiful, and comfortable. It is the result of a design process that is honest, inclusive and transparent. It seeks to support the broad range of human experience without calling too much attention to itself. It belongs. It fits its site. It expresses, its owner's and occupants' values, ideals and preferences. One can feel the care and thoughtfulness of its creators, designers and builders alike. It is built of honest materials. It is warm where it wants to be and cool when it needs to be. It uses only the materials and energy that are necessary. The whole has a clear simplicity, while the parts express the complexity of life. It is practical, sustainable and vibrant. It is an offspring of the american tradition of organic architecture.