The "Farmhouse"- Orinda, CA (LEED registered)
Designed to be built over several phases, this sustainable project (LEED registered) is for a client
that practises organic farming. This project is intended to be
"LEED" certified or higher and will utilise green technology such as straw bale walls, Icynene spray in insulation,
local and indigenous materials within 500 miles, natural day lighting and ventilation, optimum site orientation,
recycled materials and utilization of a brownfield site (a former construction waste dumping ground).
No additional irrigation will be used for the landscaping and much of the native flora will be retained and preserved.
No CFCs will be present within the building materials, and the exterior skin will be shotcrete with a troweled old world
The clay tile roofs have been specially selected to be energy star rated with a low albedo that minimizes solar heat gain.
Project has a California Spanish mission vernacular staying within the context of the surrounding community,
hugs the terrain, and will be built as a custom single family residence.
Gerard Lee, AIA is the principal in charge and lead designer on this project.
He plays a strong role in the day to day tasks on all GLA projects. GLA believes that a principal should have a hands on
commitment to any project we take on. This provides clients with a level of comfort because their needs and questions
are being taken care off at the highest levels.