Here at gfh Architecture planning & Graphics, we endeavor to create intelligent building designs that use conventional forms of passive environmental design such as natural control of heat gain and loss through proper site situating, building form, and thermal massing, as well as incorporation of new materials and systems including photo voltaic cells and cladding.
Several of our projects are in drought sensitive areas; we have successfully addressed the challenges of these contexts through water-efficient landscaping and the use of “gray-water” technologies.Continue Reading ›
The Clarion Estates Assisted Living
The Clarion Estates, a 115,000 square foot assisted care facility designed by Gary F. Harcourt, Architect, and built by McCormick Construction, has been recognized with a Community Service Award. The facility is housed in a two story building separated with 3 area separation walls and doors. Located in Simi Valley, California, the facility features 150+ units with numerous amenities.Continue Reading ›
gfh Architecture, Planning & Graphics made its first appearance at the Fall 2009 Home Show hosted by The Alex Madonna Expo Center, San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo Home Show encourages green living on the Central Coast and introduces homeowners with over 100 home and garden professionals.
The exhibitors generally include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath cabinets closet organizers, landscape designers, painters, counter tops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, fireplaces, and much more.Continue Reading ›
Central to our approach is our extensive use of computer-aided design technologies. Technology assists us in better addressing programming issues, and aids us and you in visualizing design ideas. During the conceptual planning (if you wish) we have the ability to create 3-dimensional models to illustrate detailing, massing and other formal issues, and we can create virtual walk-through spaces as an additional service. To get a better feel for these services we invite you to view some of our past work.
Site master planning is strategic planning, planning for present needs with an eye toward expansion and the future. gfh Architecture, Planning & Graphics has extensive experience in developing long-range plans for private clients. The master planning work that we do encompasses the following objectives:
- Establishing general goals with you
- Analyzing physical adjacencies of key functions
- Physical site planning
- Meeting and interviewing key personnel
- Presenting findings at public meetings
- Developing budget alternatives
- Phasing scenarios and strategies
In search of garage plans, accessory dwelling unit plans, guest house plans, granny pad plans, and garage conversion plans? Look no further. The custom garage plans, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) plans, and garage conversion plans offered by the plan service at www.gfharchitecture.com come highly recommended for just about every imaginable use for a room addition to your existing home. Whether you live in a sunny or rainy climate, a home on acreage, or situated in a subdivision, gfh Architecture can offer new garage space and garage conversion ideas tailored to meet your specific needs.