Sonoma Academy Janet Durgin Guild & Commons Building

Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons is a 20,000 s.f., two-story building and one of Sonoma County and Elevated’s most sustainable projects. As Elevated’s first mass timber project, back in 2018, we performed mass timber erection as well as architectural carpentry that included the installation of all siding. CLT was utilized for the roof deck, one of the earliest examples of mass timber in the Bay Area. All wood-based products in the building are sustainability sourced or reclaimed from local sites. For example, the redwood paneling in the dining area was reused from an old house in Mill Valley. The CLT in the commons building extends the warmth of the trellis into the eaves of the building, providing a sense of connection to nature. One crew with seven workers completed erection and architectural carpentry with a total of 3,787 hours worked.
Acterra Sustainable Built Environment Award
Regional Excellence Wood Design Award
IIDA Northern California Honor Awards’ Long View Award
Architizer A+ Award Winner in both the Concepts and Architecture + Collaboration categories
AIA San Francisco Design Citation Award
AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects Award
AIA California Leading Edge Award for Design Excellence and Sustainability

Sonoma Academy


Santa Rosa, CA

Trade Type

Mass Timber


Project Photos

Scott Bradley

Director of Preconstruction

Scott is a seasoned cost management and industry expert, and leader of the preconstruction team. He is responsible for the department, project procurement, and business development efforts including contract negotiations and client satisfaction.

Bobby Gallegos

Sr Superintendent

Bobby is responsible for managing all rough carpentry and mass timber projects. He oversees field operations, including scheduling and coordination of manpower, and tracks and reports production results. He has 28 years of trade and carpentry experience.

TJ Gunter

Sr Manager, Operations

TJ works with Elevated’s preconstruction experts through the bidding process and strategizes with project managers to ensure project success and client satisfaction. Additionally, he works with Elevated’s president on business planning to set and execute company goals and initiatives. TJ has 19 years of experience in the construction industry.

Lon Bradley

Vice President Field Operations

Lon has 40 years of expertise in coordinating and managing successful teams of various sizes and complexities. He oversees client relationships and all field operations, so projects are executed safely, efficiently, and within schedule and budget requirements.

Neil Netzer


As President, Neil is responsible for strategic oversight and implementation of the company’s vision plan to achieve organizational success. He provides guidance to senior leaders regarding management of their teams and resources to achieve project success and high client satisfaction. Neil has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry.