Gast Architects

Business Description
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive restoration and adaptation of historic properties. We offer comprehensive architectural services and take pride in the close working relationships we develop with our clients in responding to their needs, taste, budget and schedule, while maintaining architectural design excellence. Sustainable design strategies are integral to the design process, and several on our team are experienced LEED Accredited Professionals.

Our projects range in scope from the development of large country properties and inner city whole house renovations to more modest additions to and remodeling of existing housing in styles from warm modern to traditional. We enjoy, and are skilled at, working with the limitations and opportunities inherent in renovating or adding to existing structures. Our long-term relationships with contractors, craftspeople and consultants strengthen the trust and effective team communication necessary for producing superior results.

Having practiced in the Bay Area for decades, we know the local Planning and Building agencies and their staffs, and how to work with them to secure code interpretations before problems arise. We have represented our clients successfully before commissions, design review panels and appeal boards, and are adept at moving our projects through the approvals maze.
San Francisco, US 
Gast Architects 
355 11th Street, Suite 300,
San Francisco,
United States, 94103 
(415) 885-2808 
License #:
CA C-10895; HI AR-11986 
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We have worked with David and his fantastic team at Gast Architects for over 10 years on residential projects in the Bay Area. Their strong design, knowledge of...
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Review by luluph:

I had originally planned just to redo a bathroom in my fixer-upper Victorian and to do a major overhaul at a later point, but once I did a walk through with Dav...
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Review by FR James Construction:

I had the pleasure of working with David on two residential remodels in San Francisco, first in 2010 and again in 2013. As the general contractor, our work, fro...
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We thoroughly enjoy working with David’s office. David and his team are wonderful designers and true professionals. Their plans are some of the best and most ...
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Review for Moroso Construction:

Moroso Construction and Gast Architects recently completed the renovation of an historic home near UCSF. Behind the restored historic façade, basically a new h...
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Review for Kathy Best Design:

Kathy and her team have worked with our firm, Gast Architects, and our clients in renovating homes in San Francisco, and Marin County over the last decade. Kat...
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Review for Rasmussen Construction:

Dave Rasmussen and his team have collaborated with our firm, Gast Architects, in constructing projects we’ve designed in the San Francisco Bay Area for over thr...
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Review for Northbrook Design:

Katherine and her team at Northbrook Design are currently working with our firm, Gast Architects, on a complete renovation of a large home in San Francisco – it...
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