Architect Joseph Cincotta has been designing sustainable structures since 1988. He believes that "green design" has long been rooted in yankee frugality and common sense. Through a consistent practice of designing "Green under the radar," where energy efficiency and the use of natural materials achieve the highest standards of beauty with the greatest economy of means, Joseph has been able to offer naturally green solutions to the greatest number of clients. He has lectured extensively on the topic and teaches Sustainable Design at Southern Vermont College. LEED Accredited, he holds the NCARB certificate and is licensed in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina. He is also founder and organizer of First Thursdays, a group of design professionals that meet once a month to discuss matters of sustainability in design and share libations.