Anni worked for eight years with internationally-acclaimed Fernau and Hartman Architects, and DEGW – an innovative London-based firm specializing in workplace design – as well as a construction coordinator for a major building contractor in Seattle. With a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University, Anni explored ecological use of wood in construction, taught structures and design, and was awarded the Branner Traveling Fellowship while pursuing an M.Arch at UC Berkeley. Always interested in the intersection of art and science, Anni is a founding member of CASBA, and has served on numerous award juries.
Arkin Tilt Architects, founded by principals David Arkin and Anni Tilt in 1997, is an ecological planning and design firm in Berkeley, CA. Winner of the Acterra Business Award for the Sustainable Built Environment in 2002 and 2016, the 2011 Cool California Small Business Award, and numerous design awards, their work has been published nationally and internationally or excellence in design and sustainability. The firm has a particular focus on “alternative” construction methods, such as straw bale and earth. Both principals lecture on the subject of sustainable design and have been on the boards of the Ecological Building Network and Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR). They are among the founding members of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA); David is the current director.