What’s New

The Climate TRACE Coalition

One organization—The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—is championing the move away from carbon-rich fossil fuels by focusing on the myriad organizations and industries that have the power to influence a systemic shift. In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the ways RMI is making significant inroads in transforming our current practices into those that will achieve dramatic and lasting reductions in carbon emissions that lead to climate change. The second in our blog series focuses on the Climate TRACE (Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions) Coalition. Launched in July 2020, Climate TRACE is a coalition created to make meaningful climate action faster and easier by mobilizing the global tech community to track greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed. MORE

Take a look at our latest project

Renovated Mid-Century Modern

The interior of this 2,249-square-foot Carmel Valley home was extensively renovated in keeping with its classic Mid-Century Modern style. The home was originally designed by Will Shaw, FAIA, of Burde Shaw Associates in Monterey, qualifying it as a historic structure. Care was taken to use only materials, shapes and hues that honor its vintage roots. MORE

Progressive Building Practices

We’ve learned through experience that progressive building practices like Passive House result in a home that’s better for the homeowners, and for the planet. Explore how sustainably built homes provide healthier indoor air quality, quiet, durability, energy and water conservation and lower related costs, even higher resale value. And we think it’s simply the right thing to do.

Exceptional Home.
Exceptional Experience.

At Carmel Building & Design, we’ve found a better way to build. It’s personal. We focus intently on you, the client, to create a home that suits your lifestyle and reflects your individual tastes. It’s responsible. Our design principles and building practices incorporate environmentally mindful features that improve indoor air quality, enhance value, reduce energy and maintenance costs and are easy on the planet. It’s exceptional. We focus on quality in both your home and your experience.

Custom Design/Build Services

Good design is the foundation of a great home, and a smooth process. And craftsmanship is at the heart of our company philosophy. Whether or not we’re following a specific set of guidelines such as Passive House, we always build in a way that reduces waste in materials, resources, energy and water. And results in the home you envision.

My husband is knowledgeable about construction so he and Rob were able to communicate easily. I appreciated that Rob took time to explain things in a way that I could understand. He made it comfortable for me to participate in the process.—Sharon B., Carmel Valley

Rob’s team of carpenters was great and very friendly, and he held subcontractors to a very high standard. —Niels and Jan R., Carmel

When a project involved sub-contractors, we could count on Rob to select tradespeople who produced quality work. —Larry B., Carmel Valley

Carmel Building & Design exceeded our expectations. The competence and integrity of the process and team were obvious. We ended the project feeling as though we had made new friends. —Roger P., Quail Meadows