Greg Upwall

Greg Upwall

Washington, DC, US



With over 15 years of experience in the field, Greg Upwall is a licensed architect in Utah, California, and the District of Columbia, and is a LEED AP, Green Point Rater, Certified Passive House Consultant. Since 2004 Greg's focus has been on sustainable design and integrated design services from conceptual design through construction.  Having worked in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Washington DC, he has gained extensive experience in both new construction and retrofits to existing buildings, in residential, multi-family and small commercial design. 

Greg’s career reflects his commitment to cultivating the younger generation of architects. From 2004 to 2009, he taught at the Graduate School of Architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. While there, Greg was instrumental in the launch of the Graduate School’s first Design-Build program, for a Berkeley-based, non-profit project in the Spring of 2008. In the following year, Greg’s design-build class project won the 2010 Exceptional Bay Area Regional Design Award from the American Institute of Architects.


The University of Utah, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 1993 - Jun 1995

The University of Utah, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 1990 - Jun 1993


2010 AIA Exceptional Bay Area Regional Design Award, Award

The Student Design Build project aka P.A.A.V. (Pre-fabricated Adaptive Auxiliary Volume) was awarded a 2010 Exceptional Residential Bay Area Regional Design Award. The jury was comprised of leaders in the architectural community including David Arkin, AIA (Berkeley, CA), partner and founder of Arkin Tilt Architects; Tim Culvahouse, FAIA (Berkeley, CA), editor of the journal arcCA; and Michelle Kaufmann, AIA (Marin County, CA), founder and principal of Michelle Kaufmann Studio.
They had these comments about the project “The unexpected splitting of the floor level gives significant differentiation to the small space. We liked the exploration of innovative, alternative construction techniques—frames and panels built off-site. Even though this had a low budget, they packed a lot into a small space. Commendable scale and detail. Split level— effective. Innovative construction techniques.”


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