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Herta Gaus is a LEED accredited, licensed architect. She recieved her Bachelor of Architecture degree at Cal Poly Pomona and recieved her Master in Building Science at University of Southern California. She is an expert in High Performance Educational Facilities yet her practice includes medical religious, commercial, governmental and residential projects. Her work has been published and presented at workshops and seminars. She is the past president of the Inland California Chapter of the American Insitute of Architects (AIA) and has served on the Board of the California Council of the AIA.
Xavier Adrian received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_Arc). His practice is focused on civic and community facilities with previous experience with medical facilities. He has worked with many municipalities in the greater Los Angeles area including the City of Anaheim, City of Avalon, City of Commerce, City of Glendale, City of Hermosa Beach, City of Pasadena, City of Santa Monica, Town of Apple Valley, and the County of San Bernardino. He is also an adjunct professor at the California Baptist University, College of Architecture and Visual Arts Design.
In 2005, Herta Gaus and Xavier Adrian founded Adrian•Gaus Architects, Inc., after having lead major projects at large, well-known architecture firms. They joined four other design firms in Redlands and formed the Architect Collaborative AC-6. The group of twelve architects and design professionals share office space, resources and staff to collaborate by forming project-based partnerships. They comprise an exceptionally well qualified team of professionals with many years of experience in virtually every aspect of architecture, including, governmental, educational, commercial, hospitality, medical, multi- and single-family residential. The unique organizational structure gives clients the resources of a large firm with the attention a small firm offers. Since its conception theyoung firm has seen phenomenal success, having designed and completed over forty projects, about half public, the other half private. Much of the work was received through word-of-mouth or repeat clients. Besides competence and innovation, what clients have valued most about the firm is their commitment to being responsive to the Owner's needs.