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Geoffrey Holton and Associates - GHA

Geoffrey Holton and Associates - GHA
We are a small Berkeley, California architecture firm with a diverse portfolio that includes single- and multi-family residential design. We emphasize careful understanding of site and context, comprehensive attention to sustainable and green design, as well as knowledge of and respect for construction methods and trades. Last, but far from least, we strive to make work of functional beauty which expresses the unique character of our clients and their programs. Formed in 1995, Geoffrey Holton and Associates (GHA) was built on a foundation of over twelve years of prior experience in the field of architecture. The principal, Geoffrey Holton, received his Master's degree in 1989 from U.C Berkeley and has practiced architecture since 1984, including six years as a project manager and project architect with Fernau and Hartman Architects in Berkeley. In addition, Geoff has taught extensively at U.C. Berkeley, California College of the Arts and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our firm takes pride in providing thorough, thoughtful service and delivering high quality, innovative work within time and budget constraints. We are committed to practicing architecture as a broad based discipline and often provide services beyond the architect's standard scope of work. These services range from visionary ecological urban design to fabrication of custom furniture and fixtures. Our design seeks to create a partnership between building and landscape, actively engaging building inhabitants at many scales. In this context, we approach every project with sustainable materials and practices in the forefront of our thinking. Within project constraints we optimize daylighting, natural ventilation and energy performance. We cultivate a respectful, amicable professional collaboration among client, contractor and consultants to assure that the design and construction process is productive and rewarding for all parties. Based on years of experience, we bring attention to detail and an understanding of materials to bear on each project, from the tactile and sensual to the technical and pragmatic, regardless of scale and budget. Our detailing and materials specifications draw upon renewable resources and reliable building science.
Services Provided

3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Attic Conversion, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Deck Design, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Garage Design, Green Building, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Landscape Plans, Mudroom Design, Multigenerational Homes, Prefab Houses, Project Management, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes

Areas Served

Alameda, Albany, Bayview, Berkeley, Canyon, East Richmond Heights, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Montalvin, Moraga, North Richmond, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Rollingwood, San Francisco, San Pablo, Tara Hills, Vine Hill


2014 Berkeley WaterWise Conference Presenter & Discussion Panel Member 2011 Selected Participant in Inaugural AIA East Bay Home Tour 2010 AIA East Bay Exceptional Residential Design Awards - Merit Award Recipient 2009 Fine Homebuilding, Annual Houses Issue

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