PRESS FROM 1995- 2018


little house in the city, by Mark Vassallo, (Taunton Press, 2018)
SFGate: “Romantic Berkeley cabin that's 640-square-feet draws more than 200 at first open house,” by Amy Graff, February 9, 2018
Daily Cal: “Designing a greener future: Local architect builds net-zero energy homes with salvaged materials,” by Nelly Lin, February 2, 2018


Rockridge Community Planning Council: 11th Rockridge Kitchen Tour: Nabeshima, Kahle, Snow house, September 24, 2017
SFGate: “$25M estate, formerly Bill Graham’s, is Marin’s greenest–and most expensive– mansion,” by Ann Marie Erwert, March 21, 2017 (Cate worked on this house while at Sim Van Der Ryn’s Ecological Design Institute.)


Lawnstarter: “Best Green Roofs for Homes,” by Jake Hill, September 13, 2016
Houzz:  “Che Cos'è l'Upcycling in Architettura e Perchè Crea Case Sorprendenti,” by Laura Tallarida,  August 29, 2016


Toxic Free Home Guide, by AnnMarie Gianni Skin Care, (eBook, 2015)
Berkeley Walks, by Robert E. Johnson and Janet L. Byron, (Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, 2015)
Container Home Plans: “Top Ten Shipping Container Offices,” The Wanaselja Office, March 17, 2015


Houzz: “Meet a Home Made with Minivan Parts,” by Becky Harris, July 26, 2014
Pitch It Up: “Tiny houses and transformed spaces -'s top ten,” by Laura Canning, July 25, 2014
San Jose Green Home: “Berkeley Architects Build a Funky House out of 104 Salvaged Cars,” May 24, 2014
Diablo Magazine: “In the Flow, How an Artist Breathes Life into Her House”, by Tracey Taylor, January 24, 2014
CNBC: “Architects Pushing the Envelope With Tiny Homes,” by Linda Federico-O'Murchu. March 29, 2014


Sustainable Architecture: Containers 2, edited by Josep Maria Minguet, (Monsa, 2013)
The Heart of Berkeley: The Historic McGee-Spaulding District, October 2013-March 2014, Exhibition at Berkeley History Center
American Institute of Architecture East Bay Home Tour, August 13, 2013
Berkeleyside, "Berkeley architects, Berkeley home on East Bay tour," by Tracey Taylor, August 8, 2013
SF Chronicle, "East Bay Artist Opens Roll Up House for Tour," by Sophia Markoulakis, August 7, 2013
East Bay Express:"Your Home and Climate Change," by Kathleen Richards, April 17, 2013
Natural Child World: "Design that Can't be Contained," by Ariane Moore, March 2013


Green Builder Magazine:"Living Downstream," by Christina Birchfield, December 19, 2012
CNBC: "Salvaged Sanctuaries: Homes Made from Junk," June 2012
Berkeleyside: "Four Berkeley Buildings are Winners in Architecture Awards," May 3, 2012
Dwell Marin County Home Tour, April 29, 2012
S.F.AIA "Best of the Bay" award for Green Design, 2012
CNN Money: "The house Made of 100 Cars," VIDEO, March 15, 2012
Inhabitat: "Leger Wanaselja McGee House," by Charley Cameron, February 8, 2012
TV NBC11 News: "Couple Uses Recycled Car Parts to Build Unique Home," by Traci Grant, January 30, 2012
Trendhunter: "Cartecture Structure," by Senduran Bhakthakumaran, January 27, 2012
Architecture and Design: “Home Made with Salvaged Car Scraps,” January 27, 2012
Tiny House Talk: "1140 Square Foot Small House Made of Salvaged Cars," January 26, 2012
Inhabitat: "Part-Thenon is a Funky California Shed Made Entirely Out of Salvaged Car Parts,” by Tafline Laylin, January 26, 2012
Green Building Elements: "Repurposed Parts for a Repurposed Berkeley, CA House," by Glenn Myer, January 25, 2012
Gizmag: “The family home made of salvaged car scraps,” by Bridget Borgobello, January 24, 2012


Mother Nature News: ”Bay Area Architect Builds Home Using Salvaged Car Parts,” Matt Hickman, December 16, 2011
Curbed: "Come Tour a House That's Constructed from Old Car Parts," by Sarah Firshien, December 16, 2011
Yahoo News, The Blaze: "House Gives Living Car Whole New Meaning," December 16, 2011
Treehugger, “Beautiful Home Built from Salvaged Car Parts,” by Sami Grover, December 15, 2011
Autobloggreen: "Want, House made of Recycled Car Parts” by Sebastian Blanco, December 15, 2011
The Huffington Post: "Watch Upscale Home Made of Car Parts," December 14, 2011
New York Daily News: "Berkeley Couple Builds Home out of Discarded Car Parts," by Gina Pace, December 14, 2011
Fair Companies Productions: VIDEO, "Upscale Bay Area Home Uses Salvage Car Roofs and Windows," by Kirsten Dirksen, December 13, 2011
Design by the Bay: "Artisanal Recycling by Leger Wanaselja Architecture," by Sally Woodbridge, December, 2011
S.F. Chronicle: "Indoor-Outdoor Living in Upper Rockridge," November 23, 2011
East Bay AIA Home tour, August 13, 2011
Diablo Magazine: "Home Design Inspiration," by Alejandra Saragoza, August 11, 2011
S.F. Chronicle: "Set a Course for Sustainability," by Tracey Taylor, August 7, 2011
Villa Zebra, Salvage in Architecture event and art show, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 2011
Container Living: "Infill Container Home Designed by Leger Wanaselja, S.F. Bay, U.S.A.," July 25, 2011
Sunset, SF Gate, MSN Real Estate: “The Cargotecture Movement," by Allison Arieff, June 2, 2011


Apartment Therapy: "Guide to Green Home Architects," by Sarah Coffey, October 20, 2010
Shedworking: "100% Salvaged Car Parts Shed ," by August 30, 2010
Apartment Therapy: "Elegant Container Home in Richmond," July 24, 2010
Apartment Therapy: "Green Style the Dwight Way," February 17, 2010
S.F. Chronicle: "Going Green In Berkeley," by Tracey Taylor, January 3, 2010


Web Urbanist: " Boucher Grygier Shipping Container Home," December 1, 2009
Apartment Therapy: "Green Style: Elia Jones Residence," November 23, 2009
TV Francais, Channel 5: "Echo Logis," November 15, 2009
Statyba ir Architektura: "Taupymo Metas Atveria Duris Fantazijai," by Ingrida Viciulyte, Sept. 2009 "Container House by Leger Wanaselja Architecture," June 21, 2009
Apartment Therapy: "Look: A New Leger Wanaselja House," June 15, 2009
Natural Home, 10th Anniversary Issue: “Best of the Decade, Editors Choice,” May/June 2009


Green Homes: Dwellings for the 21st Century by E. Ashley Rooney, (Schiffer, 2008),
features Adeline Street Urban Salvage and The Dwight Way
WBUR Radio, Here and Now: “Container House,” by Emiko Tamagawa, October 10, 2008
Build It Green, South Bay Tour, Fall, 2008
Discovery Channel, Planet Green Renovation Nation: “ Shipping Container House,” July 31/ August 1, 2008
S.F. Chronicle: Our Community, “Architectural Diversity Built Into Berkeley,” by John King, June 26, 2008
Build It Green, East Bay Tour, People’s Choice Award, Spring, 2008
Contra Costa Times: “Eco-Friendly home tour rides ‘wave’”, by Maya Mirsky, May 27, 2008
The blog on the Bookshelf: "Pumpkin, " May 4, 2008
Contra Costa Times, The Green Guide: “Good and Green,” by Kathryn Loosli Prichett, April 26, 2008
KRON4 TV News: “Ecohomes: Styrofoam cups and Shipping Container,” by Kate Thompson, April 23, 2008
Apartment Therapy: "The Container House by Leger Wanasellja," February 11, 2008
Inhabitat, PREFAB FRIDAY: "Container House by Leger Wanaselja," by Evelyn Lee, February 8, 2008


arcCA: “Multiple Takes,” Fall, 2007
KTVU News: “Casa Verdanta Christening,” October 7, 2007
Natural Home: “Ranch House Revamp: Green the Suburban-Style Home,” May/June, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle Magazine: “A Tall Tree Tale,” March 4, 2007
The Wall Street Journal: “The Greenhouse Effect,” January 26, 2007
Capital: “Consommer proper: enquete sur un nouveau business,” Jan 21, 2007—French TV
WA’s Best Homes 2007, (SCOOP Magazine, Home and Design Series, 2007)—features Elia Jones House
Green Homes: New Ideas for Sustainable Living by Sergi Costa Duran (Collins/Design, 2007)—features the Dwight Way


Dwell Magazine: “Sign of the Times,” Dec/Jan 2006
Build it Green, East Bay Tour, Best Single-Family Remodel, 2006
National Public Radio, Day to Day: “California Looks to Take Lead in Recycling,” September 21, 2006
Organic Producer: "Builders Who See Green" September 1, 2006
Spaces: "Eco Designed Homes Blend Into the Environment," May/June 2006
S.F.AIA "Best of the Bay" award for Green Design, April, 2006
Vision Magazine: "The Dwight Way Complex," February 2006
Second Home: "Good Green Homes," no.2 2006
Home and Garden Television: “Extreme Homes: the Dwight Way,” 2006


Build it Green, Best Small Multi-Family Development, 2005
S.F.AIA "Best of the Bay" award for Green Design, 2005
Acterra "Business Environmental Award" for Sustainable Built Environment, 2005
Redux, by Jennifer Roberts (Gibbs Smith, 2005), features Elia Jones House and the Dwight Way
Designing Your Natural Home, by David Pearson (Collins Design, 2005), features the Dwight Way
California Home and Design, "2005 American Institute of Architects San Francisco Design Awards," May 2005
ArcCA,"Under the Radar," no2. 2005


Creating the Inspired House: Discovering Your Place Called Home, by John Connell
(The Taunton Press, 2004), features Nabeshima Kahle house
Green Remodeling, Changing the World One Room at a Time, by David Johnston and Kim Master,
(New Society Publishers, 2004), various projects featured
Prestige Living, "It's Easy Being Green,"October 2004
Diablo, "Elegant Junk," April 2004
Bon Appetit, "It's Easy Being Green," April 2004
Oakland Tribune, "'Green' Condos Push Architectural Limits," March 1, 2004 (cover story)


Good Green Homes, by Jennifer Roberts(Gibbs Smith, 2003), features
Nabeshima Kahle house and Adeline Street Urban Salvage
Fine Homebuilding, "Rescued from the Junkyard," March 2003


Natural Home, "A New Lease," July/August 2002 (cover story)


San Francisco Chronicle Magazine “Follow that Car!” November 11, 2001
Sunset Magazine, "2001 Western Homes Awards," October 2001
Diablo Magazine, "Up From the Ashes," October 2001
Residential Architect, "Home Front," September 2001
Environmental Design+Construction, "AIA/COTE Names 2001 Top Ten Green Projects," May/June 2001
Environmental Building News, "The AIA's Top Ten Green Projects for 2001," Cover, May 2001
"Mornings on Two" KTVU-TV, San Francisco, CA, April 22, 2001
San Francisco Chronicile, “Old Parts transform ‘Green’ Home in Berkeley,” April 18, 2001
American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA/COTE) 2001 Top Ten Green Projects


Landscape Architecture, “Second Chance,” August 2000
Home Remodeling, "Second Chances," April 2000
San Francisco Chronicle, "'Green' House Effects," January 26, 2000
Home and Garden Television, "21st Century Home: Salvage House," Episode cen-513
Home and Garden Television, "21st Century Home: Thermal Mass," Episode cen-510


The Monclarion, Piedmonter, Berkeley Voice, & The Journal, “A Sunny Dispostion,” February 1999


Sunset Magazine, “Home Guide,” April 1998
Atrium, “A Nyitott Haz,” February/March 1998 (Article in Hungarian magazine)


Sunset Magazine, “A Concrete Revival,” March 1997
Sunset Magazine, “Eco-Wise, A House for All Seasons,” April 1997


East Bay AIA Honor Award for residential design of the Nabeshima/Kahle House, 1996
Sunset Magazine, “1996 Interior Design Awards,” October 1996
San Francisco Chronicle, “Affordable Architecture,” January 31, 1996


Progressive Architecture, “A Maturing Green Architecture,” January 1995