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ABOUT US

Faulkner Architects was formed by Greg Faulkner in 1998 to pursue the making of highly crafted, site sensitive places. Emphasis is placed on an interactive process between Architect, Client and Builder through the length project, that allows the inhabitants to be intimately involved with the design. A strong commitment to the quality of every project is evident in the buildings and professional relationships.

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    LOCATIONS

  • 2115 4th Street #A
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 704-8400
  • 12242 Business Park Drive #18
    Truckee, CA 96161
    (530) 582-7400
Faulkner Architects was formed by Greg Faulkner in 1998 to pursue the making of highly crafted, site sensitive places. Emphasis is placed on an interactive process between Architect, Client and Builder through the duration of the project, that allows the inhabitants to be intimately involved with the design. A strong commitment to the quality of every project is evident in the buildings and professional relationships. Repeat projects for clients that become friends make up a third of the work. Evolution of the design through construction is an integral part of the process. The work begins with listening to the client and understanding their ultimate goals for the project. A measured response emerges after careful consideration and observation. The designs are affected by vernacular traditions drawn from the culture of the place in which the project is to be built. These traditions impart wisdom to materiality, formal massing and most importantly, provide an overriding common sense view of building in an appropriate way.

Tahoe Expedition Academy (TEA)

Truckee, CA: In collaboration with Tom Kundig, the first two buildings of a K-12 learning environment campus, Learning One and the Cafe, are in design development and set for construction in 2020. “TEA’s education design, powered by Constructive Adversity®, combines academic excellence, character building, and real-world adventures to develop courageous scholars and citizens who thrive in dynamic and challenging environments and who have the compassion, experience and drive to make the world a better place.”

Breaking Ground

Our Shoreline project has started construction. A cast-in-place concrete box designed to withstand a harsh location on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The fire resistive and maintenance free shell builds a pavilion-like mezzanine plan in section with a two-story living space on the beach.

2017 AIA East Bay Design Awards, Honor Award, Creek House

Juror Comments: “Gorgeous design, refined detail. Lots of careful thoughts about light & shadow.” “It feels like nature is creeping in. The glass floor subtly adds to the experience, using the floor in a way that’s not typical—as an experiential window to see snowmelt views.” “Great siting in boulder field…” “High performance in extreme condition…”

2017 AIA East Bay Design Awards, Honor Award, Miner Road

Juror Comments: “Awesome! Poetry. Will age so nicely—this is powerful.” “Ecologically site specific—the colors, tones, and hues match the landscape in a way we’ve never seen.” “Melds with site…the dappled light is lovely”

2016 AIA California Council Residential Design Awards, Honor Award, Creek House

“I tend to think of the single family structure as experimental ground. It can be a place of exploration of design, and that’s what I am looking for—smart and thoughtful exploration.” – Brigitte Shim

Dwell July/August 2017 (cover)

“Nature Drove the Design of this Sculptural, Cor-Ten Steel House in Northern California” link

Elle Décor Italy

“An Audaciously Modern House Bringing Steel Among the Oaks in California” link