WA design

(510) 883-0868

Services Provided
Architecture, Landscape design, Lighting design, Furniture design

Areas Served
Throughout the US, San Francisco Bay Area, Marin county, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Los Altos, Napa county

Business Description
WA design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins as a considered response to a set of criteria dictated by the site and client. Although progressive in approach, our designs draw heavily on the vernacular building of the area in which we are working. Ordering principles for a given project borrow from their context and often metaphorically relate to the natural landscape. This connects our buildings to their specific site and circumstance in a meaningful way.

A crucial component of the overall design objective on each project is to apply the design of sustainable and solar features as an integral component of the architecture. From initial building siting concepts through building organization and material selection, each phase is approached with sustainable ideas at the forefront of the design decisions.

Certification and Awards
See website http://www.wadesign.com
San Francisco Bay Area Architects
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
805 Folger Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710 
(510) 883-0869 
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8 Things Successful Architects and Designers Do

Good architects tell a story and engage the senses. They understand the rules — and know when to break them Full Story
     Comment   September 8, 2014
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I use this article to give other point of view, those who trapped in bad design circle. Professionals seems pat each other's back and sure that rules (or breaking them), concepts and guide lines are excellent and novice are eager to follow them, too. Here some pictures my husband took for me, later I checked and I didn't like them, nether our daughter. The prices between 500-700k, rare house cost less around here. Who thinks they are for poor people? Or who think they were not designed by architect? And who think there school for bad architect (for poor folks) and school for good architect (custom) for 10% of population? I believe they are universal professionals in first place, then they have different work places and experience.
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I would add a ninth idea except it rarely happens: “They see how the design worked out and learn from it”. Steward Brand’s excellent book, How Buildings Learn, talks at length about how architects rarely if ever actually evaluate the use of a building once completed much to the chagrin of those that have to live and/or work in the buildings. Similar points in Michael Pollan’s also excellent book, A Place of My Own
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14 portes exceptionnelles pour une entrée magistrale

Sublimez votre entrée avec une porte à la mesure de votre déco d'intérieur et d'extérieur Full Story
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11 jolies crédences pour sublimer votre cuisine

Unies ou à motifs, mats ou laquées, les crédences permettent toutes les audaces pour donner du peps à la cuisine Full Story
     Comment   August 27, 2014
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Concrete by LCDA
Bonjour Christine,

Nous souhaitions vous remercier pour votre citation d'un de nos projets dans votre article.
Que d'honneur !

À bientôt, nous l'espérons !

Concrete by LCDA
July 16, 2014 at 7:51AM     
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Christine Sanchez Gaspard
Avec plaisir. Merci pour votre message.
July 16, 2014 at 7:59AM   
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Fleurissez votre allée avec des plantes de bordure

Coordonnées, désordonnées, colorées, parfumées, les plantes de bordure feront le bonheur des allées de votre jardin Full Story
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We cannot recommend David Wilson of W/A Design highly enough. (We also really love Chris Parlette.) Our project doubled the square footage of our little Berkele...
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Wilson Design created an outstanding design for my remodel. They turned my 80-year-old mediterranean home into a sparkling, warm, and light-filled beauty. I am ...
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WA Design has a great talent for integrating living space with the outside world. Their designs combine simplicity and elegance in an extremely holistic way tha...
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We hired Chris Parlette and W/A Deisgn for our kitchen and dining room remodel/small addition after seeing Chris' work on a house he had completely remodeled. ...
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David and Chris at WA Design planned our kitchen and bath remodel. It was a small project with almost no exterior changes, but the result exceeded all our expe...
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We used Quantum Windows and doors on our Saratoga Creek House ( pictures are on Houzz ) and are very pleased with their look and performance
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