Novedge: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
Marek Stoklosa: My name is Marek Stoklosa (with a silent “e”) and I am an Architect. I practice in my own firm Mark Stoklosa Architect, Inc., located in San Jose, California.
My office is like an oasis in the middle of a big city, surrounded by a bamboo forest with trees reaching as high as 60 feet, with a pond next to a cool shimmering waterfall where koi fish frolic. I began my practice in 1982.
Through all these years I have been fortunate enough to have had a great number of clients, nationally and internationally, who have liked my Designs and often returned for new projects.
I would like to use this interview to share some of my work and philosophy, which guides my Design creations. Among them, my very own “Green Building Technology ” that utilizes Rice Straw Bales and Recycled Steel.