Day One Design is a woman-owned business based in Eugene, Oregon. We specialize in small-scale natural buildings and earth plaster finishes. We also assist owner-builders with ecological home designs and consultation on using local natural materials. At Day One Design, every project is unique.
Erica Ann is an home designer and eco-salvage artist. Her design practice specializes in passive solar strategies and breathable wall systems. Her projects integrate all scales of design concepts, ranging from Permaculture land-use through the human-scale of furniture and interior finishes. After receiving her Architecture degree from Cornell University and practicing at a Green Architecture firm in Eugene, Oregon, she traveled the world gathering experience in many forms of earthen construction, apprenticing with experts on each respective construction technique. She brings a unique perspective to green building, offering low-tech solutions to big issues. Her dedication to local resources and extensive use of salvaged components distinguishes her material palette. Current artistic endeavors are focused on stained glass and natural dyeing.
- LEED AP
- American Clay Artisan Applicator
- Permaculture Design
- EcoNest Builder Training
- Home Design
- Natural Construction Consultation
- Natural & Breathable Wall Systems
- Natural Finishes & Plasters
- Custom Home Furnishings
- Eco-Salvage Sculpture
- Workshop Facilitation