Sidney (Sid) Snyder is an architect and former business partner of the famed late Hawaiian architect Vladimir Ossipoff. Mr. Snyder worked with Ossipoff for over 30 years, designing many of the buildings that the office was known for. At Ossipoff, Snyder and Rowland, the design concepts were based on strong foundations of context and nature. Snyder and Ossipoff were considered the masters of indoor-outdoor living spaces in Hawaii, known for capturing natural elements in design. They were well ahead of the times for green practices, using passive design before it was a common term.