Ana Williamson Architect

(650) 329-0577

Services Provided
Custom Residential Design, Retail and Light Commercial Projects , New Construction, Remodels & Additions, Feasibility Studies

Areas Served
Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Woodside, Portola Valley, Hillsborough, Los Altos, San Francisco, Atherton, Carmel, National and International areas

Typical Job Cost
$400,000 - $3,000,000

Business Description
Established in 1994, Ana Williamson Architect is an award-winning firm focused on design driven projects primarily in the residential market. At AWA each project is client and site specific with an emphasis on space, form and natural light. Committed to a sustainable practice, AWA strives to create buildings that are beautiful, environmentally conservative, energy efficient and materially non-toxic. They are committed to realizing the intangible needs of their clients and transforming them into a uniquely crafted building.

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz 2013, AIA San Mateo Design Award 2012, AIA San Mateo Award 2010
Peninsula's Award Winning Architectural & Design Firm
Ana Williamson 
885 Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite A,
Menlo Park,
United States, 94025 
(650) 325-4781 
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     Comment   March 28, 2014
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@bigredkate I live in coastal Alabama and our kids play in direct sun all the time. When my 3 kids were small, they would tan beautifully without sunscreen, but they were in and out of the sun all day, so not getting too much sun at any given time. When we went to the beach though, where the rays reflect off the sand, they would burn in 20 minutes without sunscreen. I used a waterproof SPF 50, but it still has to be reapplied every 2-3 hours if there is no shade at all. Those of us with kids generally leave a sunscreen for faces in our automobiles, just in case. Most of our local parks have unshaded play areas. The sun is not the devil -- we need it in moderation for vitamin D and energy.
April 1, 2014 at 12:19pm   
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The sun is not the devil, but even if you tan without burning you are doing damage. I spent my childhood in the sun and didn't know what sunburn was. Nevertheless I am now a patchwork quilt after regular surgeries to remove skin cancers. It takes years for the damage to become apparent. I know my dermatologist and my plastic surgeon much better than I would prefer.

We need sunlight, but prior to 10am, and after 3pm. Australian schools have a strict 'no hat, no play' rule as our outdoor lifestyle and generally Anglo Celtic heritage is literally a lethal combination.
April 2, 2014 at 12:11am     
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Review by kimghouse:

Ana and her team provided a very positive experience for my husband and me when we built our new 5BR/3.5 bath home. Ana has great vision and a unique ability to...
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Review by lulu650:

I hired this firm to sherpa me though a significant remodel and expansion of my home and I can't say enough good things about this team of design professionals....
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Review by Keith Willig:

We have collaborated on many projects. Scale, volume, massing, access to light always well thought out, as well as incorporation of exterior spaces.
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Review by robieliv:

Ana Williamson and her team are responsible for two wonderful homes I have had the good fortune to live in. One, a remodel with a modern take on a Craftsman in ...
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