Isabelle Duvivier is principal of Duvivier Architects, which provides a range of design services including ecological architecture, environmental mapping and sustainable urban design. Her firm emphasizes the interdependent relationship between the natural and built environments in order to build shelters and communities for an expanding society, while minimizing the impact of the construction on the land and local resources.
Architecture projects incorporate ecological design strategies such as passive solar energy efficiencies, water retention/recycling and use of non-toxic/recycled building materials and highlight habitat preservation and restoration. Isabelle recently completed a LEED Platinum house in Culver City. This is the highest environmental rating for a building. Other homes have been featured on the Eco Home Network green building tours; Time Warner Cable News; The Green House, on FOX 11 News Network; and Planet Green of the Discovery Channel network.
Isabelle has developed a series of educational Green Maps such as the Santa Monica and Ballona Watershed Green Map and Kids Green Map, which educate about broad environmental concepts related to green businesses, urban habitat and local water resources. Additionally she is a sustainability consultant and urban planner for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC). For the SCC she collaborates with many agencies and stakeholders designing wetland restoration projects and waterfronts, such as the Ballona Wetlands, Malibu Lagoon and the San Pedro Waterfront.
Isabelle teaches Green Design at UCLA Extension. She has received the City of Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Award three times, the first time in 1999 and most recently in 2008.