John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA


Business Description
John Lum Architecture is an 10-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully completed over 500 architectural projects, ranging from high-end commercial interiors and retail environments, to new residential construction and remodels. The firm is a multi-faceted practice with project size and type varying, depending on the client. In addition to architectural work, we offer services in furniture, lighting, color and interior design.

John Lum Architecture is best known for its high-end retail and restaurant interiors, although our residential portfolio has captured a lot of recent attention due to its cutting-edge green design. While still maintaining a practice based on smaller projects and addition/ remodels to existing residences, the firm has grown in capacity and experience to be able to design larger, multi-unit projects and highly detailed, custom homes.

We are proud to have won numerous awards for our projects, including the ground-breaking restaurants Asia SF, Hayes and Vine Wine Bar, and the Urban Eyes Optometry office.

Without compromising aesthetics, John Lum Architecture is strongly committed to green development in the Bay Area. Our efforts to promote environmentally-sustain-able practices and green building methods were highlighted in 2007 at the Sunset Magazine Idea Home located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Other projects recently completed include the first residence in San Francisco to have a permitted rain water/ gray water usage system, making it one the highest Green Point rated homes in California.
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San Francisco, CA US 
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Address:
3246 Seventeenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 
Fax:
(415) 558-0554 
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Fabulous Shelving Solutions to Frame Your Fireplace

Making use of the space surrounding your fireplace can add instant style and storage to any living room Full Story
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That wall is made of translucent white glass with Ipe posts/ framing
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Design Workshop: Put Industrial Mesh to Work Around the Home

From open gratings to fine weaves, commercial metal mesh is a durable and beautiful choice for residences too Full Story
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It's not very industrial, but since I just made it yesterday... here's a cool old cupboard I got for not much $. It was missing the door panels but glass seemed too fancy for such a rustic piece, so I had two pieces of mesh cut at the hardware store for $2 and voila! I love it, plus you can see the fun yellow paint inside. :)
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Great ideas!
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15 trucs et astuces pour un coin bureau fonctionnel et déco

Dans notre intérieur, nous avons tous besoin d'un espace studieux, plus ou moins grand, réservé au travail et à l'ordinateur Full Story
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As colors tend to vary on each screen, we refrain from specifying paint colors viewed online. Please feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to help you design your space. Thanks for your interest in this project.
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Lighten and Brighten Your Home With Glass Bricks

Brick by brick, glass blocks bring natural light, texture and warmth into your home Full Story
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Quelles couleurs utiliser pour une chambre à coucher ?

Comment rendre une chambre agréable ? La couleur joue un rôle essentiel dans notre perception de l'espace, alors quels tons utiliser ? Full Story
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14 façons d'employer le tabouret dans son intérieur

Le gros point fort du tabouret ? Sa capacité à revêtir des fonctions diverses et variées. Full Story
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How to Create a Home That Satisfies the Senses

Want a home that's inviting, oozes personality and is a joy to live in? Of course you do! Draw inspiration from these sense-ational ideas Full Story
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Travel Takeaways: Design Inspiration From Japan

A designer recalls how she went to another country to teach, but the country ended up teaching her Full Story
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Very enjoyable article.
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I always enjoy the way you write and your choice of illustrations - this piece is no exception, Becky!

To felila - I think you need to go back and re-read the article, as you didn't follow the author's words and illustrations, but instead apparently skimmed with a pre-set negative notion in your noggin!
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Who makes the bar stools?
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As colors tend to vary on each screen, we refrain from specifying paint colors viewed online. Please feel free to contact us and we'd be happy to help you design your space. Thanks for your interest in this project.
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Mosaic Magic: Take Your Bathroom From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Give your creativity free reign in the bathroom with the help of mosaic tiles in every colour and configuration Full Story
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Review by scottjfortner:

Excellent work ethic and always on time, this contractor fulfilled all of our expectations and then some. I would recommend this company to anyone in the futur...
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Review by MAAN Global Development:

One of the best architects in San Francisco, hands down. If you need someone who understands the complexity of San Francisco planning code, John Lum is it.
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Review by The Garden Route Company:

Our firm has worked on numerous projects with Lum Architecture and found their staff to be very professional and knowledgeable. Their designs have also been in...
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Review by Cairn Construction Inc.:

Working with John Lum and his team was a pleasure. John is committed to quality. He and his team were detail orientated and great communicators. I would high...
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John Lum is excellent at what he does. His designs are very good, his detailing is great. He listens to your needs and incorporates them with his own great id...
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