Graham Simmons, Architect and Builder is an architecture firm and design/build business with offices in Berkeley and Kirkwood, California. We provide residential and commercial architectural services for clients looking for pleasing and practical design solutions, as well as offering the highest level of craftsmanship to selected construction projects.
Our focus is architectural design tailored to the individual client’s needs and desires, with functional solutions to difficult site and environmental parameters. Alpine architecture is a specialty, and we have broad experience solving the design problems and capturing the beauty of the mountain environment. We have also designed for the hot summer climates of the Sierra foothills and Carson Valley, in milder coastal settings, on gentle terrain, and in urban surroundings. The client’s requirements and specific challenges of the site always steer our design work, which is elemental to our philosophy about design.
Graham Simmons, Architect and Builder is a general contracting business as well as an architectural firm. We construct one or two projects at a time, in addition to ongoing design work to be built by other contractors. We have a full time crew that constructs projects designed in our studios, enabling us to give these clients complete cycle, “single source of responsibility” service. Our construction experience benefits all of our clients through a knowledge base of current building costs, allowing us to effectively design with respect to a project’s budget.