Ray Kappe biography

Ray Kappe


1927 –


Who is Ray Kappe?

Ray Kappe is an award winning architect and educator in Southern California. In 1972, he resigned his position as Founding Chair of the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and along with a group of faculty and students, started what eventually came to be known as the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

In 2006, Ray Kappe began working with LivingHomes to design sustainable, modern, modular homes. LivingHomes is a developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, was the first in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum and was the only home to win the AIA’s top sustainability award in 2007. Ray Kappe's second LivingHome was selected as the Green Home of the Year by Green Builder Magazine. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals.

As of 2007, Kappe is still actively involved in architectural theory and practice, particularly in the areas of sustainability and the prefabrication of residences.

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Aug 4, 1927
  • United States of America
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Founder, Southern California Institute of Architecture
    (1972 - )

on July 23, 2013


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