Kaplan Architects, AIA

Services Provided
Architectural and interior design services throughout San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula and beyond

Areas Served
San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, Marin, South Bay and beyond

Typical Job Cost
$100,000 - $3,000,000

Business Description
Kaplan Architects is an architectural design office that has extensive experience in custom home remodels and new home design throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, the Peninsula and other San Francisco Bay Area communities. Our approach involves listening to the clients’ needs and designing solutions to meet their specific requirements. We promote designs that are functional and have a clean, timeless character, not solely based on the fashion of the day.

Kaplan Architects designs kitchen and bath projects, family rooms, great rooms and new master suites. Projects may include additions and/or renovations. The project may include a whole house remodel that transforms the house completely or simply adds additional space.

We have over thirty years experience in the jurisdictions of this region and have developed a process to navigate the complex approvals required to build and remodel.

The firm has been published in Home Magazine, Custom Home, Northern California Home and Garden, Sunset Magazine, and various other periodicals. The firm has received several awards for its residential projects and has been featured in various exhibitions featuring Bay Area architects. Home and Garden Television (HGTV) has featured many of our projects on their national television network.

Certification and Awards
Licensed Architect in California, C12668
NCARB Certified, Trends top 50 American Kitchens
Trends top 50 American Kitchens 2013-2014
National and local ASID awards
San Francisco Architecture Firm
Edward Kaplan 
49 Zoe Street, Suite 10
San Francisco, CA 94107 
(415) 974-1830 
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Hi Erin,
Thanks very much for the complement! To answer your question - outswinging exterior doors can be a bit tricky under the current building code. If the doors swing out there needs to be a landing that extends at least 3 feet out from the exterior wall. The landing must be almost exactly level with the interior floor level at the door threshold. (There can be a half inch drop, and no more, on the outside landing level with respect to the inside floor level). I hope this helps...
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Thank you very much for the complement. This was a very enjoyable project for us. The track lighting is made by Tech-Lighting: http://www.techlighting.com. The sconces are made by Hammerton: http://www.hammerton.com
August 14, 2014 at 3:49PM   
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Thanks for your interest in this project. The floor is a locally manufactured engineered hardwood floor that was custom fabricated and hand scraped for this job and costumed colored per our direction to the flooring subcontractor. The flooring subcontractor responsible for the floors fabrication and installation is First, Last, and Always, http://www.first-last-always.com/. We would highly recommend them.
August 14, 2014 at 3:43PM   
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Hi Cecilia,
The blue tile is from Heath Ceramics: http://www.heathceramics.com/home/pages/tile-build
They are made in the San Francisco Bay Area.
August 10, 2014 at 4:38PM     
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Review by lluporini:

Working with Kaplan Architects for our kitchen and great room remodel was a great experience. From the beginning, Ed Kaplan listened to what we wanted and made ...
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Review by nancymor:

I worked with Ed on our bathroom remodel and he was wonderful. Ed listened well to what I wanted and also offered some great ideas. He helped me through every...
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Review by ssmills10:

Overall, Ed and David did a pretty good job meeting our expectations and needs. We hired them to help us with a remodel on a 1920s home that we recently purchas...
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Kaplan Architects has been an awesome partner helping us to figure out some complicated problems and balancing our high expectations of quality with the realiti...
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Review by threeoars:

Kaplan Architects provided a refreshing and creative new floor plan to a remodel that I had planned for a previous home. Ed Kaplan was innovative and creative ...
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Ali recently photographed the exterior of one of our projects. He did a beautiful job and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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I have worked with Steve Kikuchi and his office on a number projects over many years. They have consistently produced excellent designs for our projects. They...
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