Jeff Gold grew up in Palo Alto where he expressed
an early interest in architecture. His initial architectural studies
took place at the University of California, Berkeley. His undergraduate
major in art took place at Antioch College in Ohio. During this
time he received a Sloan Kettering Foundation grant to develop an
environmental studies program at the College. Following his undergraduate
studies, Jeff completed a three-year master’s program in architecture
at Yale University.
Upon completion of his graduate studies and apprenticeship in San
Francisco, Jeff settled in Nevada County, where he opened an architectural practice in 1977. He has been active as an architect and general contractor since that time. His work has been recognized
by grants from the US Department of Energy and the State Department
of Housing and Community Development. His new commercial buildings
have received architectural awards from the city of Nevada City.
His custom residences have been featured in national publications,
including Sunset and Fine Homebuilding.
Jeff has been engaged in his community as a member on the Grass
Valley Design Review Board, the Nevada County Land Trust, the Cement
Hill Neighborhood Association, and as a founding member of the North
Columbia Cultural Center.
In 1993 Jeff constructed a new home near Nevada City for his wife,
Anna, and their two children. Adjoining this home is his office-studio
where he continues to conduct his practice in an intimate setting.
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