Lorin Hill, Architect

(510) 654-2552
hillarch.com

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.
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Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
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6573 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609 
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I'm sorry, but I don't have that info handy.
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Lorin Hill, Architect added 9 photos to ideabook: landscape - terraced downslope
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Lorin Hill, Architect added 2 photos to ideabook: elevated deck
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Lorin Hill, Architect added 1 photo to ideabook: steps
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Lorin Hill, Architect added 1 photo to ideabook: terraced steps
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Lorin Hill, Architect added 1 photo to ideabook: landscape - terraced downslope
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Company that made the doors...or were these custom made?
July 12, 2014 at 9:04pm   
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As I recall they were locally made.
July 16, 2014 at 8:55am     
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Lorin Hill, Architect now has 2 photos featured in an ideabook

Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors

Explore some of the best ideas in indoor-outdoor living — and how to make the transitions work for both home and landscape Full Story
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dreamdoctor
Or even encouraged.
July 20, 2014 at 2:08pm     
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Shanghai Green Antiques
The sunset photo is taken from under the pergola or veranda (not sure what to call it, but it is attached on one side to the house!) at our White Surf home in Vero Beach Florida. The next photo is taken from the enterainment area on the ground floor - looking out at the resort pool. Final is the ideabook link which contains more pictures of this house, just in case anyone is interested in looking at our design equivalent of baby photos.

Vero Beach Florida - White Surf Oceanfront Home

Vero Beach Florida - White Surf Beachside Home

Ideabook: White Surf - Designing the Ultimate East Meets West Beach House
July 22, 2014 at 12:14am     
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Hi - Unfortunately we aren't able to locate the specific color. Sorry that we couldn't be more helpful! Best of luck on your project.
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Actually in the CA wine country bugs are not a huge problem. The owners elected to forego rolling screens, which mount vertically on the interior side of the door jambs.
July 1, 2014 at 2:00pm     
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