Expertise Areas



Hunt Hale Jones

Landscape Architect

The Guzzardo Partnership



The Bay Area housing shortage is a prominent issue. In Lafayette, it was no different. SDG recognized an opportunity to create value for the City of Lafayette with Marquis, a residential development with 23 townhomes located on the site of an abandoned restaurant. We partnered with nationally recognized homebuilder, Taylor Morrison, to build desirable housing located near downtown Lafayette and public transportation options.


Townhomes for Lafayette.

Recognizing the potential of a vacant restaurant, we rezoned the commercial space into high-density townhomes better suited to the prime location in scenic Lafayette.


Seamless design was essential to achieve our goals with Marquis. We collaborated with neighbors and local government to design a development that would fit with its setting near charming downtown Lafayette in Contra Costa County. Craftsman-style architecture adds character while an earthy palette mirrors the colors of nearby Redwood forests–a successful bridge to the cultural and natural worlds.

We worked with local government and neighbors to build townhouse-style residences in a craftsman style, an aesthetic which fit with the setting.


23 townhomes with appealing, craftsman-style architecture now sit at a busy Lafayette corner, helping to establish a greater sense of community within the City of Lafayette. The development beautified its neighborhood and contributes to the reduction of urban sprawl.

Marquis helped to establish a greater sense of community within the City of Lafayette.

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