Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch


Services Provided
Architectural Design, Interiors, custom furniture, color consulting

Areas Served
San Francisco Bay Area, Napa / St. Helena, Western US

Business Description
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and enliven the architectural spaces that shape and define our client’s lives.

We see every project is a new opportunity to apply our skills and experience, guiding clients through the process of dreaming, designing, building and furnishing their projects. Weaving together client needs and aspirations, aesthetics, sustainability and budget, our goal is an inspired project that both serves and delights.

With new build, remodel and interior projects throughout California and the West, Koch Architects establishes strong working relationships with communities, public agencies, consultants and contractors. Many clients are repeat customers, engaging Koch Architects for their city, country and commercial projects over time.

Please contact us! We look forward to hearing about your project aspirations, ideas and desires.
Bay Area Architect and Designer- Best of Houzz 2014
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Joanne Koch 
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Address:
2512 Ninth St. #5
Berkeley, CA 94710 
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(510) 558-8290 
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Mid-Century Modern Kitchens: 12 Key Design Elements

Discover the must-have features that are driving the revival of mid-century style in the kitchen Full Story
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Thanks! This is a semi-transparent oil based stain by Cabot's. The color is Spanish Moss. We are now using the Benjamin Moore water based stains called ArborCoat. Their Spanish Moss is very close to this color. Best, Joanne
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Exteriors: How to Improve Your Home’s Kerb Appeal

Selling up or just in need of exterior improvements? Our guide will help you make an excellent first impression Full Story
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Vivienne, thank you! I wanted to go with red, like most neighbours, but DH argued that it would look old fashioned. I resisted grey, like some other neighbours, not wanting to buy in to a passing trend. Apparently Victorians loved purple; purple is on the list of colours approved by the Council for our area and has always been my favourite - so purple it is!
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Craig Donald
I live on a busy-ish road in west London, and have noticed since moving in in January that the rather strangely coloured front door that I inherited (the house has been converted into two flats and I have the upper 2 floors, approximately 2000 sq ft) gets very dirty very easily. Definitely needs some TLC, but I think the TLC will have to be in the form of a darker colour to help mask the exhaust soot that starts to settle!
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12 Creative Ways to Maximise Limited Living Spaces

Use these homes for inspiration to help make your cramped spaces become more functional and feel much bigger Full Story
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Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch is following yamamar design, BAAN design, CHRISTIAN DEAN ARCHITECTURE, LLC, John Maniscalco Architecture, chadbourne + doss architects and Swatt | Miers Architects
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This is fumed French white oak.
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THANK YOU! The original design was strong and we had a great client and contractor to work with. It is certainly a team effort! Best, Joanne
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Hi - We designed the table and had it templates and fabricated locally. It is Richlite paper tone.
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Hi - the are custom cabinets made of bamboo from Plyboo. Color is Amber.
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Yes, we allowed for 30" in depth.
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Hi - These were custom sofas. Best, Joanne
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Hello - the tiles are from Waterworks - beveled sub-way tile. Best, Joanne
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This is a 36" wide door.
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These are custom fixtures from a showroom in San Francisco.
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Hi - The sliding doors were original to the house and were made by a company called Arcadia. Best, Joanne
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Hello - The faucet is from Dornbracht.
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We sell this faucet at a discounted price! Here is a link to buy: http://luxhome.co/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12_338_353&products_id=5339
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The light fixtures are from Shaper. Best, Joanne
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Decorating: 10 Perfect Ways to Work in Parquet Flooring

No longer the reserve of hotel lobbies or stately homes, this underrated flooring is making a serious style comeback Full Story
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Are the white/ dark and glossy/ matt effects all just different treatments you can do on any wood?
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Some beautiful examples of parquet here. We had oak parquet laid in our hallway earlier this year, and we love it. Now to get the rest of the decorating finished!
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The pavers are so lovely! Are they natural stone? If so, would you mind sharing what kind of stone?
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Thanks! The stone is Connecticut blend with a rough cut edge.
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Hello - This wood is RECYCLED vertical grain, old growth redwood that was sourced from a mine that was dismantled in Humboldt County. We feel lucky to have found it and were able to reuse in a new setting.
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Thanks a lot.
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this is true design.. well thought out, peaceful , excellent use of space. wish this designer was in ct not calif.. LOVE THIS SPACE
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Thanks so much! We appreciate your sentiments, we love it too!
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Heaven-Sent Entries: 12 Ways to Make Your Home More Welcoming

With home entrances as functional as they are fabulous, you'll be feeling the love every time you come home Full Story
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I would love to know the color of your front door!!
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It's Benjamin Moore Cool Aqua.
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We engaged Joanne based on a home that she had designed. My husband and I just loved the feel of this home, the workmanship and the flow of the living spaces. W...
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I just completed a complete remodel of my San Francisco Edwardian flat and build out my basement. Joanne and her staff did a fantastic job. It started out as a...
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