Alarife (ah lah ree fay) – Old Spanish Moorish term used to describe a professional individual that specializes in both the design and building of architecture.
The architecture and building firm of ALARIFE pllc, led by Eugen Logan Wagner PhD AIA, and a team of artists and artisans, uses traditional trades, crafts and tools to restore existing historic buildings, designs and builds modern, sustainable hand crafted architecture. Many of the buildings use rammed earth, adobe, stone, and stucco instead of conventional-walled structures.
Our work can transform your home into a beautiful new living space.
- Room Additions
- Bathrooms and Kitchens
- Interior Remodeling
- Outdoor Living
- Exquisite trim work
- Beautiful custom cabinetry
- Maintenance, Repairs, and Small Jobs
Focus on Green Building, including indoor air quality, & energy efficiency
In 1991, Austin Energy® Green Building® (AEGB) developed the first city-wide rating system in the U.S for evaluating the sustainability of buildings. The AEGB rating system served as a model for many other cities as well as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system. For more than 20 years, AEGB has lead the building industry to a sustainable future with green building ratings, consulting services, code advancement, professional development and public education. Austin Energy Green Building helps professionals in the building industry raise the standards for site development, energy efficiency, water quality and conservation, indoor environmental air quality, material resources, social equity and education.
Barley|Pfeiffer Architecture’s core strength is designing high performance buildings that are less expensive to operate & maintain, are healthier to be in, incorporate balanced lighting that reduce eye strain, and are comfortable to live and to work in.
We engage in a collaborative “Comprehensive Design” approach that involves us in all aspects of a project: from programming to master-planning, interior design, green building strategies analysis, mechanical systems design, lighting design and construction estimating and review.
The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. We undertake projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms through protocols, prototypes, and policies.
Projects emphasize regional contexts as bases for responsible resource use relative to materials, energy, water, waste, food, and meaningful employment. Our expertise is accessible through green building, planning and design services, conference presentations, public lectures, and published papers.