Daniel Silvernail Architect
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Daniel Silvernail Architect, Inc. (DSAi) is an award-winning Santa Cruz, California based design firm recognized for it’s innovative work in architecture, interior design, sustainable practice, and master planning. We design buildings and spaces that are well crafted, meet our clients’ needs and aspirations, respond to the unique aspects of site and climate, and achieve high levels of environmental stewardship.

We have been privileged to work with extraordinary clients on a wide range of new, adaptive reuse, renovation, and master planning projects. We embody an inclusive, collaborative design process resulting in built works that best serve our clients and are highly valued by their communities. Since our founding in 1997 more than 300 of our designs have been built in the Bay Area and Hawaii, from Burlingame to Monterey, from San Jose to Kihei, Maui. Most have been new custom homes and remodels.

As homeowners ourselves as well as architects, we are very aware how important a home is to its owners. We understand the vital role the home plays as refuge from the cares of the world. One of the most exciting aspects of our work is that we are hired to design wonderful places for daily living.

We do not take that responsibility lightly. We have developed and refined our professional design process to guide you towards your goal in the most systematic, straightforward manner possible. Our job is to facilitate our client’s design process by listening carefully, asking lots of questions, sorting priorities, and then presenting carefully thought-out design options enabling our clients to make the best, most informed design choices, design choices that result in light-filled, uplifting spaces that confer to our clients the tangible, value-added benefits of excellent design.

Our design philosophy is centered on creating spaces that help people thrive. A well-designed home environment creates a positive backdrop and a catalyst for whatever one’s goals may be. We believe that the more your space supports who you are in every way, the more you are enabled to go into the world and do extraordinary things.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Home Additions, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction

Areas Served
Santa Cruz

Certifications and Awards
2004 META Award: La Selva Beach House, La Selva Beach, CA
2005 Residential Design Awards, Honorable Mention, AIA Monterey Bay
2011 Meritorious Service Award, The California Strawbale Association.
Contact: Daniel Silvernail
Location: 501 Mission Street, Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
License Number: C-24335
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