Lorin Hill, Architect

(510) 654-2552
hillarch.com

Services Provided
Our primary focus is residential projects - new homes as well as the comprehensive renovation and expansion of existing homes. We draw upon the inherent strengths of a building to produce improved living spaces, healthier environments, and added real estate value. Other project types include commercial tenant improvements and mixed-use developments.

Areas Served
The San Francisco Bay Area, focused on the city of San Francisco, the SF Peninsula and the East Bay.

Business Description
Architect Lorin Hill and associates emphasize pragmatic and creative design solutions to variety of design opportunities throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Every project presents its own unique challenges, and we find something compelling in every project, no matter what size.

Excellent design only reaches its full potential if it can be effectively translated into a completed construction project that meets scheduling and budget goals. We promote a pro-active approach aimed at achieving and maintaining good "chemistry" among all players in the process: the client, the design team, and the contractor.

Our particular strengths include responsiveness, thoroughness, communication and flexibility. We provide a continuum of services that take a project from the broad overview (a master plan) to the specifics of construction detailing and specifications, with active involvement in the construction process.

We are committed to environmentally sustainable practices in our work and often incorporate the Build-it-Green GreenPoints Rating System into our projects. First and foremost, the renovation of existing structures minimizes the waste of resources. We promote the use of locally-sourced, renewable and recycled building materials as well as building systems and site design that favor water and energy conservation. Improved indoor air quality and the reduction of contaminants contribute to healthier living environments.

Our primary focus is residential projects, with an emphasis on high-quality design and creative, pragmatic solutions. Much of our work involves the comprehensive renovation and expansion of existing homes. We draw upon the inherent strengths of a building to produce improved living spaces, healthier environments, and added real estate value. Other project types include commercial tenant improvements and mixed-use developments.

Certification and Awards
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Preservation Award, 2012
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Preservation Award, 2002
San Francisco Bay Area Architect
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
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6573 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609 
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(510) 654-2555 
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Yes, it's painted wood: cedar plywood with vertical battens to emulate the original board and battens of the ranch house.
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Approx. 12 inches deep.
August 11, 2014 at 9:22AM      Thanked by Esther Lira Barajas
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Hi, this info is somewhere in the response to previous questions, but I'm not sure what you can see on your end:

The cabinets are Benjamin Moore AC-20, Mountain Laurel.
Other colors used in the kitchen:
Walls: HC-92 Wheeling Neutral
Ceiling: HC-93 Carrington Beige
Wainscoting: HC-102 Clarskville gray
Island Posts: HC-101 Hampshire gray
Window trim: China White
August 11, 2014 at 9:16AM   
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I'm sorry, but I don't have that info handy.
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