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Frank Ross

Principal Architect

Frank graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, and with post graduate Bachelor of Architecture

(professional degree).

Frank is a past member of the American Institute of Architects, the Pennsylvania AIA, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of AIA. Presently Frank is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and is licensed

in numerous states for architecture.

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Frank is the founder and principal of  Frank Ross Architects. The company was founded on the principle of technology as the new driving force in the profession. The firm was originally a prototype business plan, and was set into place as a viable business during the late 1980s.

Going forward Frank Ross Architects  intends to continue the efforts related to sustainable building systems, and the to further the advancement of higher efficiency structures.

A combination of individual research combined with formal education opportunities will create new opportunities in the new marketplace.


Tanya Ross

Designer

Tanya graduated from Geneva College with Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, and a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Tanya has an extensive background in science and mathematics. Tanya is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


She has studied art and architectural history in college, and her diverse interests lead her to the study of sustainable architecture. In the latter half of the nineties, the study of sustainability and architecture was in its infancy. By the middle of the first decade of the new millennium, the greening of buildings had catapulted to new heights. The increased interest was driven by a new awareness in global climate changes and the increased energy costs.

At a time when these issues were heightened, Tanya had already taken coursework and dedicated years of personal study toward the increased efficiency in building design.


 In 2003, an RCI project was designed for the sole purpose to act as a model in energy efficiency. The project

(Edgewood) was a careful case study, and was constructed and occupied to increase energy efficiency and human comfort. The project availed itself to educational groups and has been available for field trips and tours.


 In 2007 the project was awarded with the United States Green Building Council’s LEED Certification. This was a major achievement for Tanya and Frank Ross Architects, as many published projects were only hypothetical case studies, and never advanced to construction. This project was a comprehensive case study and was designed and constructed and has remained occupied since 2004. Tanya plans to continue the study and practice of sustainable architecture.