Solatect Design + Build, LLC (SDB) is a small full service architecture firm that specializes in mixed-use buildings, commercial buildings, custom homes, home renovations and additions, and sustainable designs. SDB was founded in July of 2010 with the mission of creating exemplary designs, providing exceptional service and being on the forefront of sustainable and responsive building technology. It is our belief that there is a disconnection between design and construction in today’s market. It is our goal to connect these two disciplines into one cohesive solution for our clients. Through strategic partnerships with qualified contractors, we have created a collaborative building process to meet our clients’ needs.
Solatect Design + Build, LLC (SDB) has the philosophy that buildings should respond to the environment they are in. Each site presents its own unique physical restraints that help to shape the form and function of the building. Only after a detailed investigation of the environmental variables of the site and collaboration with the client can a design concept be developed. The design concept should provide solutions that respond to the microclimate of the site. In addition, buildings should have a low carbon footprint. While there are several expensive modern technologies that can help to reduce the carbon footprint of a building, it is SDB’s belief that true sustainability is achieved by responding to the sun, the local wind patterns and the incorporation of advanced building enclosure systems. In particular, by orienting a building to achieve maximum natural daylight and controlling solar heat gain, the energy required to operate the building can be drastically reduced. At SDB, we make the client an integral part of the design team.
LEVI A. SALAZAR
RA, NCARB, LEED AP
Levi is the founding principal of Solatect Design + Build, LLC. He is a Licensed Architect in the State of Georgia, a LEED Accredited Professional and has over twelve years of architectural experience. He has expertise in sustainable design, residential building design, commercial building design, mixed-use building design, masonry repairs / tuckpoint consulting and roof consulting. Levi is devoted to the implementation and development of sustainable design practices in every facet of architecture and design.
Levi received a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon, Portland Center in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004.