Greg La Vardera
Owner at Gregory La Vardera Architect
- Greater Philadelphia Area
- Architecture & Planning
Greg La Vardera's Overview
- Owner at Gregory La Vardera Architect
- Founding Partner at Bygghouse
- project architect at Costanza, Spector, Clauser Architects
- project architect at Susan Maxman Architects
- project architect at George Yu Architects (Philadelphia)
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Renselaer Polytechnic Institute
Greg La Vardera's Summary
I am an entrepreneurial architect working on developing trends in residential design and construction, using business models outside of traditional architectural practice to extend opportunities and influence the market. I am engaged in the study off-site and lean construction methods for housing and maintain key partnerships with leaders in this field.
Currently engaged in:
- Development, marketing, and sales of market niche residential products leveraging demand unserved by wider housing market. Independent brand of catalog house plan products with focus on modern and contemporary design launched in 2002, ongoing.
- Working alliances with prominent off-site builders and house manufacturers. This extends the reach of our housing products to a different category of consumers.
- Working on development of off-site building techniques for the North American market oriented towards energy efficient construction, including the design of advanced wall systems.
Locally I have a hands on practice oriented to small to medium sized projects in residential and commercial. Our work in catalog houseplans has led to some demand for our design services for custom work outside of the normal reach of our local practice. Further goals are to extend the use of our modern and contemporary designs into local development and to facilitate other small developers in tapping this under-served segment of the market.
Residential Design, Green Building, Catalog House Plans, Development of niche markets in housing, Off-site and Lean construction methods, Energy Efficient Construction, Modern and Contemporary Residential Design, Design Focused process in Residential and Light Commercial.
Greg La Vardera's Experience
Partnership; 1-10 employees; Building Materials industry
2013 – Present (1 year)
Bygghouse is a construction technology consultancy focused on commercializing innovative technology from Scandinavia for making energy saving buildings in the North American construction industry.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Architecture & Planning industry
December 1993 – December 1994 (1 year 1 month)
Project Manager on a range of Health Care and Commercial projects.
Greg La Vardera's Projects
- December 2010 to Present
USA New Wall and Swedish Platform Framing is an evolutionary development of standard American house framing practices that significantly increase energy performance using techniques familiar to any American home builder.
Greg La Vardera's Skills & Expertise
- Green Building
- Residential Design
- Light Commercial
- Sustainable Design
- Residential Projects
- Architectural Design
- Construction Documents
- Design Development
- Adaptive Reuse
- Master Planning
- Residential Additions
- Energy Efficient Design
- Building Science
- House Plans
- Off Site Construction
- Modular Building
- Energy Efficient Construction
- Design Research
- Comprehensive Planning
- Residential Homes
- Sustainable Architecture
- Construction Drawings
- Architectural Drawings
- Urban Planning
- Interior Architecture
- Space planning
- Historic Preservation
- Site Planning
- Urban Design
- Interior Design
Greg La Vardera's Education
1979 – 1984
Renselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor's Degree, BS Building Science
1979 – 1983
Greg La Vardera's Additional Information
Modern design, modern housing, modern furniture, workplace design, small town planning, community development, cycling, Mini Coopers.
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- Honors and Awards:
House Plan portion of my business featured in Dwell magzine, Metropolitan Home, and several design oriented blogs.
Contact Greg for:
- consulting offers
- expertise requests
- reference requests
- getting back in touch
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