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Davis Unitarian Church
Unitarian Church of Davis

AJA Video
AJA Video, Inc.

BriarPatch Co-op entry way
BriarPatch Co-op Entry Way

Spencer risidence
Spencer Residence

Brownwood Residence
Brownwood residence

Richards residence
Richards residence



Jeff Gold & Associates (JGA) is working with the Unitarian Church of Davis on a master plan for their 6 acre campus near the city of Davis. This plan will address the long-range building needs for worship, educational and social activities. The second phase addresses the design and construction of a new social hall and classroom facility and the renovation of their existing sanctuary.

A local video technology company, AJA Video, Inc. will be expanding into new facilities designed by Jeff Gold & Associates. This facility will be on a 7 acre site, and will consist of 70,000 square feet in two buildings for manufacturing, engineering and corporate offices for 150 staff members. JGA is providing the design for the site, building, and interior tenant improvements.

JGA recently completed the master plan for a Nevada County recycling center for Waste Management, Inc. The facility will be contained within a new 25,000 square foot industrial building.

The Litton Retail Center was recently completed, and is now occupied by the BriarPatch Natural Foods Co-op. This 22,000 square foot building has received LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council. This is the first privately developed commercial building in Nevada County to obtain this certification as a high-performance, energy-efficient and environmentally designed building, JGA worked with the developers and the BriarPatch Co-op for the building shell and tenant improvements.

CoRR, a non-profit community organization has retained JGA to design their substance abuse treatment center in Grass Valley. This project will include 25,000 square feet of building in a campus setting on 3 acres, and consists of both out-patient services and residential facilities.


Several JGA residential projects are in construction or have recently been completed. These include: the Giudicelli residence in Cedar Ridge, the Fuller-Powell Residence in Penn Valley, the Funk guest cottage in Nevada City, the Richards’ residence in Auburn, and the Arenchild residence remodel in Nevada City.

Current residential design work includes: The Spencer residence on Deer Creek, the Lenenberg residence on Harmony Ridge, and the Palley residence remodel in Penn Valley, and the Aron residence in Grass Valley.


The residence for Michael Funk, designed and constructed by JGA in 2003-4, was recently featured in a book publication, Natural Home, by David Pearson. This project was also featured in the Natural Home & Garden magazine (June, 2006). The residence for Lance and Joan Goddard, designed by JGA in 2004, was featured in the Home section of the Nevada County The Union newspaper. The Wilson residence, designed and constructed by JGA in 1998, was a part of the annual MIM home tour in 2007.

In 2008 the Sierra Deep Ecology Institute awarded Jeff Gold with the designation of “Green Architect of the Year” for his thirty years of environmentally-sensitive architectural design work in the Sierra foothill communities.








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