Jon Soleil

Over the past fourteen years, Integrated Structures, Inc. has been developing the patented Spar Membrane Structure (SMS). This unique construction uses rice straw, an agricultural waste product, in concert with steel and concrete to provide a structural wall with unsurpassed seismic safety, fire resistance and energy performance. We have designed over fifty buildings with this system, and there are eighteen structures completed or currently under construction. 

-R. Gary Black
President, Integrated Stuctures, Inc.
Professor of Architecture
U.C. Berkeley

Click on the links above to learn more about the SMS system.