Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.
Innovating Tradition


Innovating Tradition


Garavaglia Architecture Inc. is committed to providing innovative and cost efficient solutions for a variety of architectural and planning needs and for a broad range of clients such as:

  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Private developers
  • Non-profit groups
  • Building owners
  • Advocates

Since the establishment of the firm in 1986, we have developed expertise in providing clients with creative, technically advanced solutions to their design and planning needs, including:

  • Historic preservation projects and reports
  • Building renovations and upgrades
  • Commercial and retail development
  • Office and retail interiors, space planning
  • Master plan analysis
  • LEED Services

We approach each project as being unique to create a range of solutions that are developed to provide a positive design impact that respects the client's goals and budget as well as the historic character of the building and its site.

Our projects keep us actively researching the California Building Code, California Historic Building Code (CHBC), energy codes, accessibility regulations (including ADA), Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation and Preservation, and other applicable references. With this constant review, we remain up-to-date with the various aspects and applicability of the codes - especially how they apply to existing buildings, relocation, change of uses, and other upgrade "triggers".

Our work with historic structures keeps us in close contact with the spirit of The Secretary's Standards and how they are applied to the various types of historic properties.

We have been involved with projects addressing the needs of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the laws impact on historic resources. We have provided input on the laws implications and made recommendations on its use. We also have an excellent working relationship with the State Historic Preservation Office as well as many local governmental agencies, planning and building departments. This allows us to coordinate reviews and work with these agencies to eliminate potential problems or delays.