Gary J Ahern, AIA - Focal Point Design

(650) 326-2800
www.garyahern.com

Services Provided
Traditional architectural design services, interior design, land use/ urban planning as well as project and construction consultation services.

Areas Served
Servicing the entire Bay Area, with a concentration in Woodside, Atherton, Palo Alto, Menlo Park & Portola Valley. Gary has worked in almost every municipality on the Peninsula as well as projects in Alaska, Arizona & Idaho.

Business Description
A boutique, full service architectural practice that focuses on custom residential architecture, offering not only traditional architectural design services, but interior design, land use/ urban planning as well as project and construction consultation services.

Born and raised in Redwood City, Gary graduated from Sequoia High School and later went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Design from The College of Architecture & Environmental Design at Arizona State University. Gary supplemented his architectural education with studies in urban planning and well as many graduate level courses in architecture & construction management.

Since it’s inception in 1991, Gary Ahern - Focal Point Design has continued to be one of the premier boutique architectural practices in the area. Gary’s projects have included not only residential and custom residential design , but also multi-family, retail and commercial projects located in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho and well as almost every city on the Peninsula. Gary has personally been involved with the design, development and improvement of well over a half-billion dollars worth of real estate.

Gary is licensed to practice architecture by the State of California and is a member of both the national and local chapters of The American Institute of Architects.

Certification and Awards
Gary is a member of both the national & local chapters of the American Institute of Architects.. and a good guy...!
Location:
Menlo Park, CA US 
Contact:
Gary Ahern 
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Address:
1150 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025 
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Janet Paik
Hi Yashmita, This playhouse, and the others featured in this ideabook
are part of the Dreams Happen biannual fundraiser benefitting Rebuilding Together. This particular structure was designed by Gary Ahern, http://www.houzz.com/pro/gjahern/gary-j-ahern-aia-focal-point-design. Your best bet may be to reach out to the organizers behind the event. Hope this helps!
June 21, 2013 at 9:49AM     
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11 Extraordinary Playhouses That Dream Big

Catch these imaginative custom playhouse designs before they find happily-ever-after homes off the show floor Full Story
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wantsideas
Really fun and such vision these people have. All so different and all so wonderful. My favorite is "a modern point of view". The fact that they used donated materials for this fundraiser so much the better. I wish I could see these in person.
May 31, 2013 at 9:51PM     
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trishmoxon
This is an amazing event! The play houses get better every time. One of the play houses is auctioned off and the others are sold through a live auction. Rebuilding Together does amazing things with the profits from the Dreams Happen event.
June 2, 2013 at 1:14AM     
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Rebuilding Together
This was a great project carried out by a very creative team. Thanks for supporting the Rebuilding Together Peninsula affiliate!
January 14, 2014 at 12:49PM     
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Hammered Copper
August 19, 2014 at 8:57AM   
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Fireplace
August 19, 2014 at 11:37AM   
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Hammered copper
August 19, 2014 at 8:56AM   
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Martha Kauffman
Sofa facing fireplace.
August 19, 2014 at 11:38AM   
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butcher block for the low part. Hammered copper (sealed) for the raised part.
August 19, 2014 at 8:55AM   
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tradhome
Quite unique and beautiful! thankyou!
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17" high..
24" deep.
August 19, 2014 at 8:54AM   
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Gary was the perfect architect for us--and likely for you too. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and creative but he has a passion for what he does, which ...
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Gary Ahern thoughtfully designed an amazing house plan for our family. After only 4 months of an almost complete house remodel, we will enjoy our beautiful hom...
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