Marilyn Miller Farmer is the Principal-in-Charge of Habitat Studio, an architecture design studio she started in 1994. 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
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 Builders.