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Nelda R. Arras - Architecture

Nelda R. Arras - Architecture
Braver Designs can help you navigate the design and construction process. We help sketch up your design ideas, create construction documents, coordinate with many consultants and the City. We have over 30 years experience with new homes, additions, kitchen and bath remodeling, cabanas and outdoor structures, accessibility assessment, green building rating and advising. Nelda H. Braver has been licensed in the State of California to practice architecture since April of 1987. She has been working in the field of design and construction since 1977. She graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, where she, majored in architecture at the College of Environmental Design. She has worked for several architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and land planners in Walnut Creek, Benecia, Pleasanton and Pleasant Hill. She opened Braver Designs in 1989 and has worked in all areas of architecture including home additions, kitchen and bath remodels, new homes, and outdoor structures. She also has designed some adaptive reuse of older buildings and has been a project architect for many estate homes and townhouses, working with developer builders. Since 2008, Nelda has based her home office in Pleasant Hill, expanding to have offices in Walnut Creek and now in Martinez. She has additionally been involved with green building certifications, designing a worship center and village for at risk youth, and creating accessibility plans for restaurants and hotels. In short, Nelda has extensive experience in all aspects of architecture, from developing plans and preparing permit documents.
Services Provided

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Cabana Structures, Outdoor Structures, Accessibility Assessment, Green Building Rating, Green Building Advising, Home Design, Sketching, Construction Drawings, Coordination

Areas Served

Alamo, Blackhawk, Clayton, Danville, Diablo, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek


Certified Green Building Professional, Green Point Rater/Adviser, Licensed in CA to practice architecture since 1987. Graduated from UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in Architecture with Honors, 1977. Member of: Build It Green, Inc. BNI

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