Bio Inspired Innovations

Costa Rica architect, engineer, painter, illustrator my name is Michael Cranford. I design homes and comfortable living in Southern Costa Rica. My home and studio are near Corcovado National Park and my architect consultant practice has been in operation since 2003. My custom home designs and prefabricated homes, yoga decks and green energy projects create comfort with structures that produce cool air. Building homes that harness the heat from roof and power interior ceiling fans.  I specialize in passive- kinetic cooling and heating systems designed around fundamental laws of nature. Several patents have been granted in energy and water preservation; all realized because of my studies and consulting abroad.

My homes have been featured in several publications and TV shows. I am passionate about environmental education, fuel-less technologies, passive energies and building practices that protect habitat and create comfort for humans too …always! My house design, blueprint and custom house building management skills help homeowners and developers get started living and renting in Costa Rica now!  I design comfortable homes, Airbnb’s and boutique hotels for investors and retired persons looking to settle into to Costa Rican way of living Pura Vida. My fees are reasonable. Please contact me for architectural design services when you want to see your vision and ideas put on paper.

Michael Cranford


Puerto Jimenez

Peninsula de Osa

Costa Rica, 60702