PHOTO BY HANNES WINGATE
SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
SANTA CRUZ ART CENTER
UNIVERSAL AUDIO, INC.
HUMBLE SEA BREWING, INC.
CAT & CLOUD COFFEE, INC.
ADAM LEVEY PHOTOGRAPHY
TWENTY FOUR SEVEN
BOULDER OUTDOOR SURVIVAL SCHOOL
HANNES WINGATE, FINE ARTIST
SpaceCamp is a design build practice led by Trevor Jones, Lead Designer, Creative Director & General Contractor. SpaceCamp designs and builds commercial and residential projects on both dense urban, and remote rural sites.
Our design studio is located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, and our shop is in the redwood forest 9 miles north of town. Our design and build sites are located on the Central Coast of California, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, and in Portland, OR where the practice was founded.
Our mission is to provide a uniquely craft-oriented and collaborative service. Project types include restaurants, professional tenant improvements, accessory dwelling units, complete home renovations, new home construction, land use consultation & planning, kitchen and bath renovations and lighting & furniture design and fabrication.
Our ideal customer is curious about how the design build process can be used as a tool to search for meaning and value in the built environment. She is interested in how the services described above can help her reach the goals of her design and/or build project. Sustainable design & construction are priorities. Green-washing is not. We are stewards of the natural and built environment, and understand the climate crisis and the consequences of our behavior as designers and builders.
REFERENCES & PROJECT PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
CA LIC #1036036 | LEED AP | M.ARCH
Owner | Principal Designer | General Contractor
Trevor was born and raised in Cupertino, CA. He went to UCLA for his undergraduate studies in Economics and International Development Studies. He travelled and worked globally, first as a writer and then as a software consultant before being called to design. Trevor started his design career as an account executive with Design Within Reach, a national luxury furniture retailer, where he worked with both the trade and the general public. Trevor then earned a Master's in Architecture from the University of Oregon, and immediately began practicing design and construction as a general contractor and designer builder in Portland, OR. For six years In Oregon, Trevor designed and built restaurants, commercial tenant improvements, residential renovations, new construction, ADUs and adaptive reuse projects. He has worked for other architecture, design and construction practices as a designer, project manager and job captain. Trevor returned to operating SpaceCamp full time in 2017 and has done projects in both Alta and Baja California and further afield in Utah, Georgia and Pennsylvania. He is currently running SpaceCamp Design Build, Inc., is a dad & husband, and sits on the design review board for the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley. Trevor collects records, likes detective stories, surfs & skates and digs fishing.
Estimator & Project Manager
Douglas Shepherd is a construction professional. He has over two decades of experience with projects from Portland to San Francisco to Santa Cruz – and all points in between. His years of construction expertise are an asset when working alongside architects, clients, brokers, building owners, and stakeholders to take a project from inception to close-out.
Douglas brings a high-value skill set to every project that he works on. His areas of expertise include high-end interiors (residential and commercial), substantial familiarity with local construction markets, two decades of field experience, long-standing trade relationships, and an understanding of complex development strategies.
Clients require dynamic, real-time solutions throughout their projects – through rigorous preconstruction planning, he repeatedly sets the team up to deliver successful projects.
Douglas enjoys time with his family, hiking, camping, and cycling throughout the Pacific Northwest when not
Savanna is a Baltimore to Santa Cruz transplant with over 10 years’ experience as a designer and project manager. Originally a fine artist, Savanna’s multidisciplinary 3D design skills provide the perspective and skills needed to address the aesthetic, structural, and personal needs of SpaceCamp’s unique spaces. Savanna’s bottomless list of hobbies includes rock climbing, fishing, cooking, guitars, and building custom guitar pedals.
Jack is an architecture student at Montana State University, with a background in carpentry and construction. He is working in both design and construction with SpaceCamp, acquiring valuable skills and exposure that will help him on his path forward. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, making music, and working on his truck and motorcycle.
Robert has been working in the building trades since he graduated from art school in 1999. Robert’s portfolio of work is varied and includes many facets of building, from framing and new construction, renovations, finish work, cabinetry and millwork, and historic restoration. Robert is also a fine art painter and printmaker and was an adjunct professor of studio art for almost a decade. Robert holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire. He currently keeps a studio at the 17th Ave. Artist’s Studios in Live Oak. A native New Englander, Robert draws design and creative inspiration from the natural world: the forests, the sea, and open wild spaces. When he’s not building or in his studio, Robert can be found surfing, hiking, or reading esoteric metaphysical texts.
Designer & Office Manager
Paloma is a Northern CA local who began pursuing a career in Interior Design in 2020 after a decade in the healing arts world. She is a practitioner of Feng Shui and utilizes intentional and regenerative forms of design and building. Bringing simplicity and organization to any project big or small is what she enjoys most. Paloma spends her free time with the people she loves and any animal who approaches her.