Spanish Colonial Passive House

Architect / Firm: Fergus·Garber·Young Architects

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Fergus·Garber·Young Architects

81 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto California 94301

Contact Person

Heather Young, AIA

Architectural Firm

Fergus Garber Young Architects


General Contractor: Smith Hyder, Inc.

Project Location: Palo Alto, California
Completion Date:

The austere façade of this house was conceived to fit into the neighborhood and speaks to this style’s historic success at passive design. Modern building materials, techniques, and systems further augment the efficacy of the design solution including reducing material waste in construction, adding grey water management, and reducing vampire loads.

Architect of Record: EID Architects Architect of Design: Fergus Garber Young Architects Landscape Architect: Henning - Anderson
Geotechnical Engineer: Romig Engineers, Inc. Structural Engineer: Maple Brook Engineering, Inc. Surveyor: Lea & Braze Engineers Arborist: Urban Tree Management, Inc. CPHC, Mechanical & T24: Integral Impact, Inc. Sustainability Rater: Bright Green Strategies
Radiant Cooling Installer: Messana Radiant Cooling Painting: Sandium Photography: Tom Rossiter Photography Photography: Rhythm Visuals (Corwin Garber & Reed Garber)