We specialize in high performance buildings, providing architectural consulting, design and research with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Our consulting services include: daylighting, shading, lighting design, energy modeling, alternative energy sources, glazing specification, high performance facades, sustainability, and LEED and CHPS certification. Our perspective integrates both architectural and engineering approaches to building design which enables us to work collaboratively with our clients and as part of an integrated process with design teams in an iterative process moving between technical analysis, research, and the generation of designs.
Loisos + Ubbelohde projects have received 33 AIA awards, three AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects, and six LEED platinum certifications. Two completed buildings and four under construction are net-zero energy buildings.
Our twelve-person firm includes six registered architects, two Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP), three NCQLP Lighting Certified (LC) lighting designers, one National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certified architect, and eight LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP). Our firm and staff are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). Four of our firm members also serve as faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. For over three decades the principals have been at the forefront of university and industry-sponsored research.