LEED-certified architects of finely-designed custom homes, remodels, additions and interiors. A client-centric approach. Permit expertise and excellent project management.

John Winder and Geoff Gibson have worked on a variety of projects, including exterior and interior design for new construction, additions, roof decks, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, and the renovation of historical buildings. Due to their experience and reputation, Winder Gibson’s clients frequently include other design professionals.

Experience and Merits
With their collective 40 years of experience, John Winder and Geoff Gibson have what it takes to carry a project from the planning phase through completion. They have strong connections in the design and construction fields, including ongoing collaborations with New York and international design firms. Geoff Gibson teaches architecture at the Academy of Art University. John Winder is often brought in as an expert witness and technical consultant and holds a national NCARB architect certification. To support your sustainable materials design goals, Winder Gibson also employ a LEED-certified design professional.

Design Quality and Diversity
Winder Gibson’s signature design projects are never bound by a specific style or material palette, but rather demonstrate an attention to detail, clean crisp lines, sustainability and function. They approach every design with an appreciation for the poetic experience of architecture, such as a hand gliding down a mahogany handrail or the afternoon light captured through a certain window. On their website you can see the depth of experience in their portfolio of diverse projects, flawlessly executed for satisfied clients.

Client-Oriented Approach
Winder Gibson understands that it takes more than a good design to make a project happen—it takes collaboration and communication. They actively listen to their clients and tailor their services to the clients’ needs. They promptly respond to phone calls and emails and deal with issues as soon as they arise. Working closely with clients, they understand the personal and emotional aspects of every project. And working with small and large developers, they know the business behind construction, including carrying costs, budgets and schedules.

Free In-Home Consultation and Flexible Pricing
Winder Gibson offers free initial in-home consultations. This meeting allows them to get to know you, assess the proposed project and develop a pricing structure that works for everyone. Not every client requires the same suite of services. They help clients understand the role of the architect and the ways they can save money in the long run by avoiding change orders and cost overruns during construction.

Permit and Planning Department Expertise
It is no coincidence that Winder Gibson’s office is a few blocks from the San Francisco Building and Planning Departments where they have carefully fostered strong relationships with staff members. They know how to shepherd a project through the confusing permit process and obtain variances, conditional use permits, neighborhood notifications and seismic upgrades. Beyond San Francisco, they have navigated some of the toughest permit departments around the Bay Area, including Tiburon, Hillsborough, Berkeley, and Sonoma and Napa counties.

Areas Served
Winder Gibson serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Past projects were completed in San Francisco, Sausalito, Belvedere, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, San Rafael, Stinson Beach, Sonoma, Napa, Clearlake, Sacramento, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Montclair, Orinda, Lafayette, Blackhawk, Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, Pacifica, Hillsborough, Woodside, San Jose, Los Gatos, Monterey, Hawaii, New York, and more.
Location: 351 Ninth Street #301
San Francisco, CA 94103
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