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Marilyn Miller Farmer is the Principal-in-Charge of Habitat Studio Architecture, and Director of Green Building Pages, an online sustainable design and product resource.
With undergraduate Liberal
Arts studies in science, art, religion and biology at Occidental College,
Marilyn received her Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic
State University in San Luis Obispo and became a registered California
Architect in 1992. Marilyn has over 20 years of experience in both
residential and commercial projects emphasizing ecologically sensitive
design. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been the recipient of
several notable honors and awards, including First Place Award in the AIA/UIA
International Sustainable Design Competition in 1992 and an AIA Design Merit
Award for the Claiborne and Churchill Winery, California's first commercial
strawbale building.

In addition to her sustainable design practice, Marilyn has been a Lecturer
in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
and in 2002, as Architecture Department Head at Cuesta College, she initiated
and coordinated an architectural associate degree program curriculum with an
emphasis on sustainable design.

Marilyn is an active member of the American Institute of Architects,
Committee on the Environment, the U.S. Green Building Council, the
Sustainable Building Industries Council, and the National Association of Home

Marilyn's research into sustainable building materials evolved in 2002 into
Green Building Pages, a comprehensive sustainable design web resource for
architects, designers, builders, engineers, spec writers, and construction
clients. Green Building Pages materials database provides all the necessary
product and contact information, as well as comments on detailed
environmental and social criteria that show the overall sustainability of a

Green Building Pages is the only online resource that provides transparent information on products and certifications to help product
manufacturers and purchasers evaluate and compare the many green products and certifications currently available within the building industry.