The Regenerative Real Estate Podcast

Popular Podcast Series by Latitude Regenerative Real Estate Founder Neal Collins showcases Al Tozer and his pioneering work in the world of regenerative architecture. Listen in>

Architizer/LaCantina National Award

Top prize in the 2019 Architizer/LaCantina Design Award competition goes to High Desert Butterfly – our showcase of biophilic design adjacent to the Deschutes National Forest. Read more on High Desert Butterfly and the competition>

Fine Homebuilding

Senior Editor, Kiley Jacques, profiles our landmark project Desert Rain – the world’s first residential project to earn Living Certification via the Living Building Challenge (LBC) green building standard. Click to read Kiley’s full article>


At the second annual HIVE Conference in Los Angeles, we were honored to be listed – along with Elon Musk – in the 2017 HIVE 50 – people, products, and processes that are leading the charge to inspire housing creativity, higher performance, and better solutions!  We were included in the “design” category for our innovative work on Desert Rain, the world’s first fully certified – residential – Living Building. See the entire HIVE 50 list>

Ethos Magazine

University of Oregon Student Reporters visit Central Oregon to talk deep green architecture.  Photographer Hetta Hansen and Writer Claire Rischiotto report on Desert Rain, the world’s first Living Certified residential building.  Read more from the University of Oregon >

Innovation Day 2017

Principal Designer Al Tozer serves as a Facilitator at Innovation Day 2017.  Throughout the day, Al led 15 small-group discussions focused on innovation in design + construction.  In particular, Al shared how the Living Building Challenge (LBC) framework serves as an in-house catalyst for Tozer Design’s integrated design process, and how the outcomes of cutting edge sustainable design may be applied to all projects, not just those seeking LBC certification.  Read more about Innovation Day 2017>

Water Conservation

Senior Editor Joann Gonchar’s continuing education piece on water conservation features Bend’s own Desert Rain House, the world’s first Certified Living Building residential project.  See Joann’s full article>

Net Positive Energy + LBC

Patrick Sisson discusses net positive energy and the challenges of waste water recycling at Desert Rain.  Recently awarded full Living Building Challenge certification, this groundbreaking residential compound is the world’s first.   See Patrick’s full article>

World’s First LBC Home

Symone Garvett introduces the three-unit Desert Rain residential compound.  Comprised of a 2300 square foot main home (“desert rain”), 500 square foot studio (“desert sol”), and a 750 square foot, upper-level, one-bedroom apartment (“desert lookout”), this project is the world’s first fully certified, residential, Living Building.  See Symone’s full article>