Carrasco & Associates offers a full range of urban design, architecture, and sustainable design services. The firm has provided these services for the following typologies of building: single and multi-family dwellings, office, retail stores and restaurants, industrial, and private and public institutional buildings such as hotels, churches, museums, recreational facilities and visitor centers.
Carrasco’s portfolio includes several innovative projects which have shaped the City of Palo Alto. The designers regard a building not as a singular unrelated sculptural figure, but as a framework for a neighborhood’s needs and aspirations. The firm’s repertoire also includes challenging conversion projects such as the design for a converted Oldsmobile car dealership into Whole Foods market and the historic preservation of the downtown Varsity Theater into most recently a Borders Books.
The firm is dedicated to producing high quality architectural design that contributes to the creation of sustainable environments. Careful attention to optimal site orientation, the design of efficient building systems, and the selection of local resources and materials, guide the process of design and construction at Carrasco & Associates. Several members of the Carrasco team are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System accredited professionals.