Carol Venolia is a Northern California architect and educator who has been involved with ecological building for over thirty years.
Her latest book, Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature
(with Kelly Lerner), is a beautiful, practical guide to bringing existing homes into harmony with nature.
Named a Green Design Trailblazer by Natural Home Magazine, she has designed numerous context-responsive homes of straw,
earth, and "good wood" and consulted on greening schools, healing centers, camps, and eco-villages.
Her first book, Healing Environments: Your Guide to Indoor Well-Being, advocates restoring the vital connections
between humans and the rest of the living world.
In addition to her architectural practice, Carol directs the EcoDwelling program at New College of California and writes the "Design for Life" column for Natural Home Magazine. Her design work has been featured in The Natural House Catalog, Earth to Spirit, The Healthy House, and Environ Magazine, and she travels widely to lecture and teach.