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Polly Osborne's architectural career began in 1977 when she went to work for the Architectural firm of Ray Rector and Associates in Napa Valley. While working for Rector, she gained knowledge of adobe, earth-sheltered and rammed earth, as well as conventional design and construction methods. Soon after, she earned her Master of Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture. As a student her award winning entries in the Cal Poly "Design Village" and Morcote Castle Competitions dealt specifically with site-specific architecture. After receiving her master's and Architectural license, Polly started Osborne and Associates in 1987. From 1992 to 1997 the firm was called Osborne Erickson Architects, when John Erickson joined the team. Later John left to pursue other activities. Currently Polly is working with Dana Motley, a talented young designer from the great state of Kentucky. Polly is also a fine artist, working mainly in watercolor and ceramics.
Polly has been published in Sunset Magazine, USA Kitchen Trends, Western Interiors, House & Home, Designing with Spirituality, West Coast Rooms, Outdoor Rooms, the Monterey Herald and the LA Times Magazine. In 2002 Osborne Architects won the HomeBook Gold medal in furniture design, Silver medal in New Homes under 5000 SF and the Silver medal in Residential Remodeling.Polly has won awards for architectural design excellence, green building innovation, and historical restoration. Polly is a very active member of the AIA Committee on the Environment as well as a member of USGBC and the Society for Architectural Historians. She has lectured, been on advisory panels or guest critiqued at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona, Build It Green, Southern California Gas Company Energy Center, Eco Expo, Occidental College, Los Angeles Green Building Conference, Altbuild, and the USGBC.
Polly Osborne is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Fellowship is an honor bestowed by the American Institute of Architects on architects who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through design excellence, contributions in the field of architectural education, or to the advancement of the profession. Becoming a FAIA is considered a great honor; fewer than 2 percent of all registered architects in the United States are elected to fellowship in the AIA.

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