2020 Board of Directors Candidate Statements

The following Candidate Statements have been received for consideration as PHCA Board members for the 2020-2021 term:

--> Candidate Statements will be published as PHCA receives applications.

Mike Horgan
Mike Horgan

Mike Horgan is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Zero-Net-Energy & Passivhaus design-builder and licensed general contractor in both Massachusetts and California living full-time now on the Central Coast region of California in San Luis Obispo. He’s the founder of Horgan Design-Build, runs Cairn Collaborative Consult-Design-Construct, and provides education for builders and architects with In Balance Green Consulting as a construction specialist. He is on the advisory board of the Tri-County Regional Energy Network in California; leads the Building Decarbonization Task Force in San Luis Obispo working on energy and building codes; and was named the City of San Luis Obispo Climate Champion of 2019.

Combining an academic background in economics, education, and linguistics from Worcester University and Boston University with over two decades of construction experience, he focuses on helping builders and architects transition from baseline practices to designing and building more responsibly, resulting in  higher-performance, healthier, more efficient and comfortable homes built to Zero-Net-Energy and Passivhaus standards.


Ryan Hayes

Ryan Hayes is the owner of Hayes Building Co. and has been a general contractor in California since 2011. Ryan carries a deep understanding of building systems and has a background in sustainable building techniques and experience in construction management and implementation on both commercial and residential buildings. He holds a LEED AP for building design and construction and is a Certified Passive House Consultant through the Passivehaus Institute.


Irina Tehrani

Irina Tehrani is the founding principle of Sfumato Architects, a Los Angeles-based architecture and design practice committed to designing buildings, spaces and objects in harmony with place, site and climate. A licensed architect in California and Bulgaria with over 12 years of professional experience, Irina firmly believes in the transformative power of continuous learning and supportive knowledge communities.

Certified Passive House Designer
AIA|LA Committee on the Environment - member
Master of Advanced Architectural Design - GSAPP, Columbia University
Master of Architecture - University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy -  Sofia, Bulgaria