David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture




After more than two years of research and development, SEA’s sister company, Skysource, won the Water Abundance XPRIZE powered by Australian Aid and Tata Group. The interdisciplinary team of architects, scientists, and engineers bested 97 talented teams from 27 countries by being the only competitors to generate more than 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 percent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter. The $1.5M purse is being invested to productize the winning WEDEW technology and bring it to vulnerable communities around the world.


Find out what we’re up to on the SEA blog, where we regularly post about projects, events, and other news.


An eclectic archive of videos ranging from news coverage, public lectures, and a wonderful profile of our work to democratize water through design.


The work of David Hertz and SEA has been widely published in print and digital newspapers, magazines, and design periodicals.


Links to educational lectures and professional engagements.


This monograph illustrates SEA’s sustainable architecture and innovations. Photographs, drawings, and diagrams demonstrate the harmony of beauty and ecology that defines our work. The book may be purchased on Amazon or select bookstores.