Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Green Line Architects seeks Junior Designer, 3-6 years experience

Green Line Architects seeks a Junior Designer, 3-6 years experience

Green Line Architects is seeking a staff member with strong design skills, a solid work ethic and an architectural degree. (3 to 6 years of work experience, IDP track preferred) The Junior Designer's primary area of work is drawing production. There will also be office management, project manager support and design tasks given. Candidates should have the ability to work efficiently and unsupervised for a day or two at a time. The Junior Designer will be expected to work early/late as necessary to meet deadlines; should have a sense of humor and the physical ability to fully inspect any building on site, including in crawl spaces and on top of roofs.

Production of construction documents, as directed.
Hand-sketching and computer rendering.
Meeting task and project deadlines.
Working to achieve Client's goals.
Communication with Project Manager of task assignments and expectations.
Development of design skills.
Exploration of alternate design approaches as directed by Project Manager.
Representation of Green Line Architects in a professional manner, without fail.
Performing job-related research.
Learning appropriate Building Science – (candidate should be dedicated to learning about most current building systems and construction methods)
Development of CAD skills (ArchiCad is our primary software)
Maintaining good knowledge of Green Line projects, affiliates and resources.
Promotion of a collaborative team atmosphere.
Participating in professional/community organization and activities.
Taking advantage of continuing education and seminar opportunities.

Candidates should also be aware of the high cost of living and difficulty in securing housing in the Roaring Fork Valley. Therefore local candidates, and those who have already have housing secured will be given preference.
Candidates who meet the above qualifications and who are capable of undertaking the above responsibilities will be considered.
This is a long-term, permanent position, which will begin with a three-month trial period. Benefits include: Powder Days off, Ski Pass Stipend, Holidays and Vacation time off.

Extra credit if you have experience with Living Buildings or PassivHaus design.
Local residents preferred.
ArchiCad only.

IDP candidates will receive experience in all categories of work.
Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Send resume, cover letter and work samples showing a complete set of drawings and details in pdf format to:

We are dog-friendly!
Sustainable Settings' Timber-frame Public Restroom Building 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Treehouse on Sunset Westphoria Blog

Nice mention of our treehouse on the Sunset Westphoria blog!

Treehouse built by David Rasmussen

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Call for TreeHouzzes

Houzz.com - the premier web site for architecture, interior design, landscape design and home improvement - is looking for tree houses to feature on their site, and they are using Green Line's Crystal River Treehouse as as example.  If you have a great treehouse, send it in to them!
Crystal River Treehouse by Green Line Architects and David Rasmussen Design - staged with modern furniture 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Office Space in Carbondale, Colorado for Rent / Lease - Ready-to-Use Workstations!

If you are relocating your business to Carbondale, Colorado, or just need to get your business out of the house, consider renting a workstation at Green Line Architects' office.  We're right in the heart of Carbondale, not even a block from Main Street!

The office is bright, comfortable and has AC.
We have a professional grade copier/scanner/fax/laser printer.
Rent by the month!  
$500 to $600 depending on workstation size and location.
Up to 4 workstations available.  25% discount for 2nd, 3rd or 4th workstation leased.

Call Steven A. Novy, AIA at 970-963-6689 for more info.

Workstations / Office Space - For Rent in Carbondale, CO

 If you are relocating your business to Carbondale, Colorado, or just need to get your business out of the house, consider renting a workstation at Green Line Architects' office.  We're right in the heart of Carbondale,  not even a block from Main Street.

The office is bright, comfortable and has AC!
We have fast internet, both Ethernet and WiFi.  We also have a professional grade copier/scanner/fax/laser printer.

Rent by the month!  

Call Steven A. Novy, AIA at 970-963-6689 for more info.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What are the most cost-effective energy efficiency strategies for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Thanks to local architects Mark McLain and Angela Loughry for undertaking a detailed analysis of the cost, energy-efficiency and carbon footprint of various building shell configurations and mechanical systems for an affordable housing project in Carbondale.
Here are some highlights from their study:
1.  The best way to reduce the carbon footprint of a home is to reduce operational energy consumption, even if it raises the initial construction carbon footprint.
2. The largest factor in fuel consumption and construction cost is the mechanical system.
3.  Avoid active cooling. 
4.  Insulation continues to be a cost effective way to increase building performance. 
5.  Air Sealing is on par with insulation in its cost effectiveness in increasing building performance. 
6.  Volume is a luxury. 
7.  Photovoltaics are becoming a key component to include in any home shell beyond the basic code minimum.  
8.  Net-zero is not out of reach. 

Read the entire study to get the details!
This is great information that we will use to help direct our clients to select the appropriate systems for their homes.
Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency for helping to make this happen.

Here is a photo of the raw data from 117 home configurations.  As Angela described, it just looks like spaghetti.   However, once you understand the initial costs on the left-hand side, and the life cycle costs as the lines run to the right, it all starts to make sense!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Off the Grid Build: Rocky Mountains - New TV Series

Casting has begun for a new TV series: Off the Grid Build: Rocky Mountains

Like all of our projects, they are casting for unique builds, such as solar / wind power, self-sustaining energy systems, recycled materials, milling lumber on site, etc...

The show will showcase some the challenges it takes to get materials to a job site, battle mountain weather and animals!  

It doesn’t have to an 8,000 square foot home, just something that says "Rocky Mountains" and has unique features and/or challenges. 

So, are you ready to start design on that Off the Grid Home?  If so, call us and we'll consider pitching your project to the production company!