Martis Camp 197

Truckee

This contemporary mountain home utilizes floor to ceiling windows, massive lift-slide doors, and soaring curved roofs to bring the outdoors in and capture the beauty of the mountain surroundings.  The home is finished with natural materials of stone, steel, copper, cedar and mahogany for beauty, longevity, and low maintenance.  The home centers around the Kitchen and features a getaway Media/Apre Ski Room, a Yoga Loft, Steam Room, and a spectacular Master Suite.  This project is the recipient of the "Merit Award" for the 2012 Tahoe Quarterly Magazine's Mountain Home Awards.

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Martis Camp 228

A modern mountain aesthetic delineates the design of this home located along the putting course.  The design features a mix of stone, steel and timber elements that are punctuated with large window walls that fill the home with natural light.  The plan is organized with an open flowing great room concept.

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East Meets West Residence

Lafayette, California

Located on the site of an old camellia tree nursury, the owner's of this 1950's ranch style home wished to completely transform it.  The original undersized kitchen, living and dining rooms were all separated by walls.  The bedrooms and closests were undersized as well.  The owners wished to open the floor plan with an emphasis on connecting the inside with the outside.  By removing a few walls and re-purposing other spaces, on open floorplan was created.  This seamlessly blended the kitchen, dining and living room, opening it onto the exterior terraces.  The roof line was completely transformed and new exterior rock work, siding and landscaping were added.

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Craftsman Inspired Residence

Lafayette, California

Situated on a knoll in the Lafayette hills, this 7,300 s.f. residence is perhaps one of the finest examples of Greene & Greene craftsman style architecture in northern California.  The owners' desire for authenticity and attention to detail is displayed in every corner of every room.  From the hand made ceramic tiles and stained glass panels, to the custom designed built-in cabinetry and smooth hand sanded wood joinery, the experience of the artisans is reflected through-out the warmly lit interior.  The exterior finishes are attended to as well with stone and brick wainscott and an imported tile roof.  The home was featured in the Sept. 2012 issue of Diablo Magazine, in an article titled, "Arts and Crafts Dreams".

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Truckee Tahoe Airport District - Administration Building

Truckee, California

The TTAD's administration building is an 11,000 s.f. partial two-story building incorporating multi-purpose community meeting spaces, an airport lounge, a delicatessen, and administrative offices for the District.  Ward-Young's services included programming of the District's needs and assisting the District with determining sustainable design objectives for the project, which resulted in LEED Silver equivalency.  The design process included life-cycle cost analyses of mechanical system options.  The design incorporates daylighting, solar thermal and photo voltaic collection systems, high performing building envelope, low-impact design (LID) of the site improvements, and drought tolerant landscaping.  

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USDA Forest Service - Truckee Ranger District Office

Truckee, California

Ward-Young designed the 12,000 s.f. administrative office building to accomodate the diverse needs of 60 employees of the Truckee Ranger District.  The specific site planning and building design respond to the Forest Service's sustainable design objectives.  The design accommodates future expansion of the building for an increase of staff and the addition of a visitor center.  Ward-Young led the design team through the process of creating an integrated sustainable design.  Architectural form, materials, and mechanical and electrical systems work in concert to create an enriching work environment, in a building that exceeds California's energy efficiency standards by 60%.  The project has received LEED Gold Certification.

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Assumption Catholic Church

Truckee, California

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Parish Center serves as the first phase of the church with seating for 300 parishioners, a meeting room and offices to replace the undersized church in downtown Truckee.  A separate Rectory was built on the western edge of the 8-acre parcel, located within the boundaries of Gray's Crossing.  The site has been master planned to include a building site for a future larger church which will accomodate up to 500 parishioners.  At that time, the Parish Center will be converted to a gathering space for church receptions, education classes, and other social events. 

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