BUILD Q3 2019

BUILD Q3 2019 8 1803BU13 ward-winning design firm, Gustave Carlson Design, specialises in custom home renovation, new house construction and sustainable design. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, the firm is headed up its namesake principal and founder, who has more than two decades worth of experience in residential and commercial design projects in the western states and the east coast. With ample qualifications, Gustave holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, he is an associate with the American Institute of Architects, a member of National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a member of Build It Green and the National Association of Remodeler’s Industry. “Each project is to be designed around the specific needs of the client, site specifications, and if applicable the original or new architectural form,” explains Gustave, speaking of the design process which the firm follows. “We believe the best design solution involves close collaboration with the client. We investi- gate the clients’ use of space, lifestyle and aesthetic.” The design practice supports the use of green and sustaina- ble materials and technologies and Gustave ensures it stays informed of the new products and leading industries. “The design of schemes will reflect this understanding,” he con- tinues. “Attention is given to the relationship between the interior and the exterior of the house and its balance within the land- scape. Our goal is to create a unique and well detailed home that will support your lifestyle and you may enjoy for generations.” Gustave founded the firm in Berkeley, California in 1999 follow- ing a decade of architectural work in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Carlson’s career in architec- ture began at the celebrated firm of Peter Marino Architects in 1989. He served as project architect for retail projects for Barney’s and designed major additions to historic homes in Sustainable Lifestyle We speak to Gustave Carlson, founder of Gustave Carlson Design, about what it takes to create an innovative living space, as the firm receives an award for Design Excellence in Residential Architecture – California 2018 in the Architectural Innovation Awards. A