DNM Architect

(415) 348-8910

Services Provided
Residential architecture, Custom home design and remodeling

Areas Served
San Francisco, Bay Area, Marin, Sausalito, Sonoma, Alameda, Peninsula, Colorado

Business Description
DNM Architect is a San Francisco architecture firm offering a full range of services from planning and programming through design, documentation and construction administration to the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California for new custom homes, remodeling, commercial and educational projects.

Some firms promote a particular design style while others emphasize service. That’s great. We identify ourselves as “advocates for the building.” We begin each project by listening (and we never stop). We analyze the site and other constraints and opportunities. We introduce our own experience and expertise, balancing the competing challenges of function, style, budget, codes, context, schedule, energy efficiency, and dozens of other considerations. And, we work together with the entire project team to insure that the project meets our clients’ immediate and long term goals.

With experience in both LEED and Green Point Rated projects, we strongly advocate green, sustainable, energy-efficient building materials and methods as a means of reducing the energy required to construct and operate buildings. We have recently completed a 180 point certified GreenPointRated new home in Sonoma and have a new LEED Platinum target house under construction in San Francisco.

We persistently push the envelope of small firm architectural practice and technology, using intelligent 3D CAD software and other software and web-based tools, to communicate, translate early designs seamlessly into construction documents and manage design changes without disrupting the building process. The firm's approach not only improves the final design and efficiency, but produces final drawings faster and more accurately than more traditional methods.

Certification and Awards
Best of Houzz 2013: Client Satisfaction
Greater Bay Area Architecture Firm
Best of Houzz Award Winner
David Marlatt 
1A Gate 5 Road Sausalito, CA 94965
Sausalito, CA 94965 
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Review by scottbellgarza:

I've worked on various David Marlott projects for over 12 years. He is not the only architect I work with, but he's the one I like the best. What distinguishe...
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Review by nicolask3:

We have used David for 3 projects, the remodeling of our house (2008), the rebuilding of a detached garage (2010) and a house residing (2012) all in San Francis...
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Review by markdejong:

We are generall contractors and have worked with DNM architect for 5 years. We have finished 7 projects together. What makes DNM architect such a great partner ...
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Review by jbrass:

David Marlatt did a super job for me on my San Francisco, Presidio Heights home. The first project was a big remodel of kitchen, dining room and basement and i...
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Review by phields:

DNM Architect was instrumental in bringing my vision to realization. David was not only knowledgeable and professional but he is extremely patient, thoughtful a...
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