Energy Efficient and Modern Design
Brach Design specializes in cutting edge, energy saving design for modern families and developers. With three certified Passive House projects built in Utah and two Certified Passive House Consultants on staff, no other Utah-based architecture firm can deliver an innovative building like Brach Design can.
The Passive House buildings we design provide several distinct advantages over typical houses:
- Drastically lower energy consumption
- Superior indoor air quality (obviously a huge benefit in SLC)
- Improved occupant comfort regardless of outside temperature
- Vastly lower operating costs over the lifetime of the building
When combined with our attention to aesthetic and detail, the resulting building can be a truly spectacular place to live and work. More detail on Passive House design.
We have more than 10 years experience (primarily practicing in the Salt Lake valley and Park City area) and are sensitive to your budget concerns. Achieving the Passive House standard does not necessarily mean spending more. We can help you reach your goal within budget.
We model your project in 3D, providing clients with a complete understanding of their building during the design phase. Learn more at our 3D Modeling page on how this works.
Certified Passive House Consultant
Dave sketched his first floor plan in 6th grade and has had a lifelong passion for drawing and building everything from furniture and cabinetry to complete buildings. After many detours including a year in Europe, an anthropology degree, and work as a bicycle mechanic, carpenter, and head waiter in Chicago's most famous wine bar, he eventually completed formal architecture studies. This was followed by internships at firms in Chicago, San Francisco and Minneapolis, before falling in love with the mountains and desert of Utah where he founded Brach Design in 2005.
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phone: 801 865 7648
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Certified Passive House Consultant
Tom attended University of Vermont and received his Master of Architecture at University of Utah. Long interested in environmental causes and fascinated by the power of good design, Tom decided the best way to make a positive impact was through architecture. Brach Design's focus on energy efficient buildings and Passive House design coupled with a smart, modern aesthetic has been a wonderful fit.
Tom's other interests include enjoying the Wasatch, reading, learning, gardening and spending time with his young family.
phone: 801 258 1028
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Alexis attended University of Utah and is currently working her way through the U's Master of Architecture program. Originally from Detroit, Alexis is interested in low energy building, sustainability and community-involved design which has resulted in two published works. She also teaches art and architecture to middle school students.
Outside of school and work, she likes to bike, paddleboard, cook, travel, paint and create mixed media projects.
phone: 810 392 1165
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Brian recently graduated with his Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Shortly after, he headed west to begin working for Brach Design. His passion for residential architecture was sparked during his time as an Americorps member working with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, where he worked both as a carpenter and volunteer facilitator. Inspired by projects that simultaneously emphasize high performance and design sensibilities, Brian feels fortunate to start his career with some excellent mentors here at Brach Design. Outside of work, Brian spends his free time exploring his new Utah backyard, biking, climbing, skiing, and sketching.
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