March, 2012

Designer Sketch:
Noel Cross

Noel Cross

Noel Cross is an architect with many passions. Green design, Baroque-style art, Apple products and Spanish design are just a few of the loves of his life — all of which find a way to intersect in his architecture. His practice in San Jose,...more »

December, 2011

Earthy Modern Home featured in Houzz online publication

Earthy Modern contemporary living room
Los Gatos, Earthy Modern home by San Francisco, Silicon Valley architect Noel Cross Architect

October, 2011

Villa Terra, featured in Houzz online publication

Villa Terra mediterranean

Mediterranean spaces design by San Francisco, Silicon Valley architect Noel Cross Architect

Sustainable Living in Willow Glen
Villa Terra featured in Willow Glen in Motion
January, 2011
Willow Glen in Motion

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GreenPoint Rated
Villa Terra

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Build It Green Home Tour
Join us to tour Villa Terra, Noel Cross's Award-winning Green Build Home.
On September 28, 2008, 10am - 5pm
San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

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Build Your House of Blue Jeans
KPIX Channel 5 Evening Magazine, aired
February 25, 2004
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Lifestyle Resources
Winter/Spring 2013

Coastal Living
A Surfer's Paradise

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Gentry Magazine
Award-winning designer Gina Viscusi Elson adds sophistication to a neglected home
Text By Jodi Murphy
July, 2008

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Willow Glen Resident
San Jose couple promotes city's first straw structure
By Mary Gottschalk
April 18, 2008

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Numina Studio Urban Strawbale Construction
San jose, CA
February 18, 2008

Life Is Greener at Villa Terra/ Groundbreakers
Silicon Valley Home Magazine
January 2006 issue

California Home & Design Magazine
Andrighetto Residence,
November, 2004

Palo Alto Times
Schlater Residence,
November, 2004

Green Design 2004

Milwaukee Journal
November 8, 2003

Monterey County Herald,
November 1, 2003

Santa Fe New Mexican,
October 26, 2003

Contra Costa Times,
October 25, 2003

Detroit Free Press,
October 24, 2003

The Anniston Star,
October 19, 2003

Architect’s Dream Rises From the Earth/Miracles of Mud
San Jose Mercury News
October 10, 2003

The New Power Generation
by Daniel H. Pink
Wired Magazine
May, 2002
Rammed Earth Makes its San Jose Debut in Willow Glen
Willow Glen Resident
April 17, 2002

For Adults Only
Los Altos Town Crier
February, 28, 2001