FGA creates projects that both the clients and the firm are proud of. Understanding clients’ desires is paramount to the firm’s design practice. The projects’ varied architectural styles reflect the firm’s commitment to embracing clients’ interests. FGA matches clients’ goals to the essential qualities of good architecture: strong plans, good proportions, and a high attention to detail to make functional and beautiful houses.
FGA is a leader in environmental stewardship. The firm’s focus and expertise in green design has resulted in two of their houses receiving LEED Platinum certification. The first, in 2011, was one of Northern California’s first LEED Platinum homes. FGA will be among the first in the nation to have performed an embodied energy analysis of a portfolio of their single family homes. FGA has significant expertise in designing to meet Green Points, LEED, California’s Title 24 and CALGreen requirements. The firm’s commitment to the environment is further supported by a Sustainability Manager within the practice.