- 2 years ago
David Sands has made sustainable living his life’s work as an architect. When he was attending Washington and Lee University in Virginia as an undergraduate, a professor of Chinese art introduced him to the idea of bamboo as a metaphor for the perfected human being: strong yet flexible with an inner emptiness representing the essential Buddha nature of existence. That metaphor, together with a recognition of the significant environmental qualities of bamboo, has set the tone and theme of David’s life. He has initiated a campaign to make bamboo the most prevalently used building material on the planet. He cofounded in 1995 and is Chief Architect of Bamboo Living in Maui, Hawaii, with the mission to protect and restore the planet by pioneering the use of bamboo as a building material. David is now an international leader on structural bamboo, and he designs both individual homes and prototypes for large-scale construction.
A devotee to yoga practice since 1