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Tectonicus: Elevating architecture for humankind’s integration into our natural environment.

Elevating architecture for humankind’s integration into our natural environment.

A research-driven architecture firm elevating humankind’s integration into our natural environment. We specialize in areas of sustainable design in architecture, infrastructure, adaptive-reuse, and historic preservation.

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Ben Lepley

Founder & CEO


Ben Lepley

Founder & CEO

Alumni News

June 23, 2023

University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 has been the site for research on ecological systems and human habitation since it was built in the late 1980s.

Now, the 3-acre ecological laboratory about 30 miles north of Tucson near Oracle is providing fertile ground to help grow startup companies focused on renewable energy and sustainable technology.

October 3, 2016

Max Gerthel studio & Tectonicus Constructs have created a responsive, breathing octopus-inspired canopy for suspension over a disused storage lot at the centre of the Baisasi neighborhood in Beijing, China. called ‘the octopus pavilion’, the mobile is intended to serve as a hub for design week activities in the surrounding area. the temporary installation is part of the ‘soft city’ platform, a initiative that aims to change the way we think about contemporary urban infrastructure through a series of public workshops and forums that focus on ‘soft’ urban practices and development initiatives.

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