Many wonderful people have worked together to make soma earth what it is today. We like to work as a team and integrate with all aspects of the construction process as much as possible.

Ingrid Cryns Eco-ArchitectIngrid Cryns – CLICK HERE for full Biography

Founder, Director, Eco-Architect, Author, Lead Designer & Project Manager  

Ingrid has over 20 years of experience as a Project Architect, designer, creating permit drawings, as well as running and managing a variety of complex projects from custom houses, renovations, additions and multi-residential housing to large (up to $12ML) community centres, museums, performing arts centres and commercial projects.  Ingrid has a unique specialty in healthy, sustainable natural building systems including building with straw bale.  She was the Vice President of the Ontario Natural Building Coalition (since 2009) and is a Director-at-Large of the Green Connections Network. She founded soma earth to focus on sustainability & natural building, connecting the health of the body and environment to architecture in our everyday lives. Ingrid is available to give presentations, talks, workshops at conferences, events or learning institutions.

Ingrid Cryns, Ben Polley & Melinda Zyatruk presenting @ Natural Building Symposium

Ingrid Cryns, Ben Polley & Melinda Zyatruk presenting @ Natural Building Symposium

Another part of the soma earth TEAM are the fantastic natural builders that we love to team up with!

CLICK HERE to check out our preferred & pre-approved Natural Builders!





Here are a few of the soma earth staff that we have had the pleasure of working with:


Margaret McCallum   2009

Jakub Misiek     2010 & 2014

Kassie Mediema   2011 & 2014








Tara Whelan    2012