David Arkin, AIA, LEED AP, is one of the founders and current Director of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA). He is past-President of Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and served for twelve years as a board member of the Solar Living Institute (SLI). David is a native of Wisconsin and earned his B. Arch. from the University of Minnesota; he has taught and lectured on the subject of sustainable design for over twenty years. David and his wife Anni Tilt are the Principals of the award-winning ecological design firm Arkin Tilt Architects.