Santa Cruz, CA

Our team provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sustainable engineering design services for the William McDonough + Partners designed, Meadow Farm Residence located in Santa Cruz, California.


Our design services integrate engineering expertise and sustainable principles to provide the optimal design solutions to meet our client’s needs.  With a mantra of “passive before active” we look at building form, site, and use to understand the best utilization of passive systems.  For this unique project, the firm explored different options of operating the residence to be as energy efficient as possible while maintaining awareness to functional practicality and budget. 


The project included the design of a new main residence, new guesthouse, and outbuildings to be located in Santa Cruz.  The main residence is two levels above grade with basement spanning approximately 5,015 square feet and the guesthouse is one level spanning approximately 800 square feet of living space.  The outbuildings consist of a garage, barn and goat stalls spanning approximately 1,975 square feet.  The goal of the project was to target intelligent passive design strategies, renewable heat/energy production, rainwater harvesting and anticipatory graywater recycling, and LEED platinum certification.


Type: Residential
Size: 5,000 SF


601 Montgomery Street, Suite 1450
San Francisco, CA 94111


415 987 3337