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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3246 Seventeenth Street,
San Francisco, California,
United States, 94110 
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(415) 558-0554 
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This type of tub is generally installed with 2x framing supporting it, and acting as the back of the tiled apron surface. This type of tub has plenty of room beneath for any type of tile front. You can find installation guidelines from the installation manual from the manuf. which should help you understand this.
April 9, 2014 at 9:57am      Thanked by puddin
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Again, Thank you for taking the time to respond. Still looking for the tub!
April 9, 2014 at 6:27pm   
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The Best Uses for a Bay Window

See how to furnish a bay window or merely enjoy the view more, in both casual and formal settings Full Story
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I'd go nuts trying to find a suitable desk or table for one of these windows. I think a built in would be best, with a few nice examples shown.
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The eighth photo of a built in table might be my favorite although I have always thought a bay window was the perfect reading nook. You can still enjoy reading with all the light coming in and you can eat at the same time. But the best thing I can imagine for that space in a kitchen is a place for freshly baked pies to cool and tease those outside to come in for a bite
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I can't answer questions about specific waterproofing, as each situation is unique. I can tell you a wet room such as this shares waterproofing with the walls, shower floor, and the skirt of the tub. Correct waterproofing is critical for longevity and functionality of wet areas. I would suggest having a professional provide details for your situation.
April 2, 2014 at 4:46pm   
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Maggie
We do fiberglass for the shower pan upand g up the wall several inches so that no matter what it won't leak. Smells really bad for a few days though. Then the rest of the backing is as per usual. Shower pans and techniques form Home Depot just are not reliable in the long run.
April 6, 2014 at 3:38pm   
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EM DESIGN INTERIORS
They are IKEA believe it or not!
March 29, 2014 at 9:01pm   
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Correct - They are Ikea.
March 31, 2014 at 2:24pm   
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Susan - Unfortunately we are not able to answer every color question that is placed. As always with color, monitors can make things look very different than they would in your space. We always suggest that you get a color deck from Benjamin Moore and see similar colors in your environment.
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3rd Street Custom Homes
you couldn't just tell her the color ?
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Susan - check out Whale Gray with Sherwin Williams, also the Colonade Gray selection compliments the darker Whale Gray nicely
March 28, 2014 at 12:55pm        Thanked by boliviagirl
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Thank you Scott. These are Zinc-GSM (Galv. sheet metal) which were trimmed to size, and installed similarly to a cedar shake. This metal is readily available, and can be cut by almost any metal shop. Appropriate water proofing materials should be installed prior to metal installation.
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Bathroom Workbook: 12 Things to Consider for Your Remodel

Maybe a tub doesn’t float your boat, but having no threshold is a no-brainer. These points to ponder will help you plan Full Story
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Yes, by all means, safety bars. And if not now, at least the blocking for them to be added later. In my 'Your new house' portfolio I plan to pass on, I have visually recorded every improvement we have done. Down to the studs pictures of blocking, electrical runs, plumbing, HVAC ducting, floor joist directions, types of underlayments under the hardwood and tile upgrades, insulation R factors and brands..... In short, every thing I wish had been passed on to me. Oh, and owners manuals of all appliances currently in the house. With their date of purchase and all warranty paperwork.
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love your art!
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Cedar or redwood could be used as well. Each have their benefits and drawbacks. Ipe is very difficult to work with.
March 19, 2014 at 3:59pm   
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Thanks for the response. Much appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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