What We Do

About Us

Biotecture Planet Earth is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Contributions to Biotecture Planet Earth are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Biotecture Planet Earth’s tax identification number is 46-4120704.

Our Vision and Mission

The purpose for which the organization is formed is for expanding the use of affordable, sustainable buildings throughout the world and for educating the public about the architecture, construction and maintenance of those buildings and homes.

Our programs and projects include:

Building affordable housing, community centers, schools and community oriented buildings using local materials and sustainable living methods.

Teaching and training people on how to develop and use sustainable living structures to improve their quality of life and the one of their community.

Researching and developing new materials and educational techniques for affordable, sustainable buildings and homes.

The Team

Andy Bratz – President
A life long resident of Camarillo, and currently still lives there but is building an Earthship Global Model in the Greater World Community now. Andy has completed the Earthship Internship and he has also traveled with BPE and Earthship Biotecture to help with the Puerto Rico project twice and hopes to make it out there again for Phase 7. Andy received his education from Phoenix Institute of Technology graduating with an AA Degree in Architecture, his achievements include making the Dean’s List and having a solid 4.0 GPA. After graduation, Andy moved back to Ventura County to work for a handful of successful Ventura County-based Architecture firms as a designer, production drafter and eventually project manager. Throughout the 8 years working under those professional firms Andy was able to gain valuable experience in all phases of industrial, commercial, mixed use and single-family residential as well multi-family residential projects. In November of 2000 Andy created and opened his own company Draphics and it is one of the leading drafting / design company in the area. Since that time Draphics has done over 1,000 projects including room additions as well as custom homes, tenant improvements, commercial remodels.

Paola Garcia – Vice President

Lynn Aldrich – Treasurer
A visit to the Greater World was enough for Lynn to want to build an earthship and plan to retire in Taos. She incorporated energy sustainability concepts of earthships into her teaching first year college physics. WIth many years of non-profit experience and an accounting degree, she brings those experiences and skills to help BPE thrive as a non-profit supporting energy sustainability in humanitarian builds.

Deborah Binder – Executive Director
Originally from the Canary Islands, Spain, Deborah has lived and worked in six different continents and speaks three languages fluently. She has a higher degree in International Marketing and Public Relations and has extensive experience in Project Management, Fundraising and Public Relations all over the world. She has project managed over 25 Earthship construction projects all over the world. Her passion lies in autonomous living and technologies and bringing this knowledge to those who need it the most.


Biotecture Planet Earth holds a zero tolerance policy with regards to abuse towards race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, ancestry, or medical condition. This policy applies to Biotecture Planet Earth board members, employees, partners, contractors, collaborators and volunteers.

If you are interested in joining the Biotecture Planet Earth Board of Directors please email info@biotectureplanetearth.org



Nicole Leduc – Amy Duke – Peter Kolshorn – Judy Ann Sutton
John E Walker II – Janet Baucom – Linda Carter – Chris Pieper
Adam Baisley – Alix Henry – Ben Fields – Emily Kempf  – Noah Siegel

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