Since much of what was accomplished with the Lowell Home had never been done in the area before, it took a lot of great minds to bring Stuart and Marcella’s dream to fruition. Here’s a slideshow of who did what and details about their companies.
Fergus Garber Young Architects is a full‐service architectural firm providing a higher level of attention, management, and environmental stewardship to clients, both residential and commercial, that have longer-term interests in their property. For this project, FGY provided Architectural Design (exterior & interior) services.
Team Members: Daniel Garber (Partner), Alex Hobbs (Project Architect)
Integral Impact Inc. is a San Francisco based consulting firm committed to supporting low-energy, zero-energy and carbon-neutral design and construction. Using LEED, Energy Star and the Passive House building energy standard as starting points, they provide energy modeling and analysis, building science consulting, education, design support and verification services to developers, building professionals, and property owners, from pre-design through final certification, for residential, commercial and corporate projects.
Team Members: Prudence Ferreira (Principal), Dan Johnson (Senior Consultant), Sarah Egerman (Project Manager)
Structural engineering with an emphasis on sustainable designs in both residential and commercial projects. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) play a role in many of their designs.
Team Members: Brandon Helms (Principal Engineer), Tami Custard (Draftsman)
Romig Engineers, Inc. is a leading geotechnical and geological engineering firm performing over 3,400 projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 60 years of combined principal level experience, their projects range from single family homes to high rise commercial and municipal developments. They provide their clients with practical recommendations, cost-effective geotechnical solutions and responsive service.
Team Members: Glenn Romig (Principal Engineer), Richard Woodard (Principal Engineer), Tom Porter (Senior Engineer)
Meline Engineering Corporation is a licensed mechanical engineering consulting firm located in Sacramento, CA. For the past 17 years, Meline Engineering Corporation has provided energy efficient mechanical system designs for commercial and residential buildings and is considered the West Coast industry leader in designing geo-exchange and related applications.
Team Members: Marcus Romani, Lisa Meline (Principal), Natasha Kishkovsky (admin)
PACC offers general contractors, owner builders, and developers a unique service for concrete basement and foundation construction that includes all required site work. Their full package of services range from value engineering, preliminary estimates, construction management, and all construction work from excavation, layout, waterproofing, and concrete, to backfill and finish grading. They manage, schedule, obtain, and document all required inspections including surveyor, soil engineer, structural engineer, building departments, special inspections, and waterproofing inspections, and all required scheduling and inspections.
Team Members: Erik Garfinkel (President & CEO), Kimberly Clingman (Administration and Accounting), Santiago Perez (Supervisor), Juan Olguin (Foreman), Julio Garcia (Foreman), Isidro Aguilar (Foreman)
Cobalt Power Systems designs, sells, and installs complete photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions for your residence or business. They have installed over 850 PV systems, their installers are some of the best in the business, and they never subcontract their installations in order to ensure the highest quality. They have extensive experience with all types of roofing material, as well as installing ground and pole mount arrays. They have electrical engineers on staff, and every system they install is compliant with the National Electric Code, as well as local building codes.
Team Members: Ron Lykins (Senior System Designer), Mark Byington (President & Electrical Engineer), Joe Smith (Operations Manager), Evan Haskins (Project Manager)
Environmental Innovations in Design is a San Francisco and Bay Area architectural firm specializing in sustainable design and zero-energy/green building construction technologies. They have over 25 years experience in the architecture and construction industry and offer services including programming, site design, building design, construction documents, specifications, and construction administration.
EID’s experience and pragmatism create synergies of talent and innovation. Achieving clients’ goals efficiently stems from their desire to listen attentively, work creatively, and progress effectively through a streamlined client programming, city planning, and building entitlement process.
EID’s team has experience coordinating consultants and design aspects for projects ranging from high performance custom homes and green renovations to master planned communities. Their brand of eco-functional architecture excels at balancing a sensitive ecology with a highly functional lifestyle.
Team Members: Stuart Welte (EID Principal and Certified Passive House Consultant), Mark Wommack (Director of Architecture), Margot Gardias (Director of Design)
Makoni Construction is a licensed General Contractor and General Engineering, focusing on De-construction for a Greener Tomorrow. They take pride in the practices they undertake to dismantle an entire building by hand and tools to salvage reusable materials and help in diverting and minimizing tons of material from ending up at local landfills.
Team members: Lisi Makoni (Principal and Project Manager), Litiana Makoni (Admin), Teli Fahamokio (Foreman)
Bright Electrics, Bright Solutions is an electrical contractor, specializing in high-end residential, high-rises, remodels, and new construction – working all around the Bay Area: SF, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Burlingame, etc. They work with General Contractors, lighting, interior designers, and homeowners. They understand new technologies and apply them, and they pay attention to detail from rough-in to Trim.
Team members: Ignacio Solorio, Marilu Tapia, Jesus Gonzalez, Luis Fuentes