Gregory Ravatt, AIA, CCIDC Principal Architect
California Licensed Architect, No. 20808, 1989
California Certified Interior Designer, No. 2671, 1990
California Licensed Contractor, No. 516675, 1987
A licensed Architect and Contractor, and certified Interior Designer, Greg has a unique blend of visionary thinking and down-to-earth implementation that allows him to design buildable, beautiful structures. Known for his conceptual sketching, he quickly provides clients with visual images of design alternatives. He regularly presents design projects to community and governmental decision-making bodies, helping attendees envision their future project. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Greg is an active advocate for architecture on California’s Central Coast, particularly for sustainable building techniques. He has won design recognition for several of his forward-thinking designs, and his design of a straw-bale library is the first for the facility type in the State of California.
Jim Albrecht, PE Principal Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer
California Professional Mechanical Engineer, M26555, 1991
Jim is the Director of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering for Ravatt Albrecht & Associates – a role he has held since co-founding the firm in 1999. As a registered mechanical engineer, Jim uses his thorough understanding of and thoughtful approach to mechanical and plumbing systems design (including air conditioning, ventilation, heating, hydronics, piping, plumbing, process, and fire) for both new construction and improvements for continuing operations. His keen oversight of MEP projects ensures clients receive workable solutions within budget, even when faced with an accelerated project/design delivery schedule. Understanding the significance of utilities infrastructure in green building design, Jim leads the charge in energy documentation, helping clients achieve energy efficiency percentages well above California Energy Commission Title 24 and reduce the life cycle cost of energy consumption in their buildings.