Mark Brand Architecture
22 Reviews
Best of Houzz 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012.
Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior studio balances high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama. Our firm specializes in quality new homes, residential remodels and additions.

Stylistically, our work would best be described as eclectic, incorporating a variety of influences favoring no single style. Our work ranges from traditional to modern with an emphasis on creativity and problem solving. Our projects are especially noted for their quality of light and orientation to views. Artistic compositions of plan, space and form are enriched by carefully considered color, texture and materials.

Mark Brand Architecture's experience in dealing with planning and building departments throughout the Bay Area and our record of working well with project neighbors contribute to our expertise in getting building permits approved. We work closely with our clients, contractors and cost estimators to control construction costs. Mark is a California licensed architect.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Deck Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Tiny House Construction, Construction Drawings

Areas Served
Alameda, Albany, Alto, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Berkeley, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Marin City, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Oakland, Piedmont, San Bruno, San Francisco, Sausalito, South San Francisco, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Napa, Novato, Mountain View, Alamo, Burlingame, Atherton, Hillsborough, Greenbrae, Lafayette, Orinda, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley

Certifications and Awards
DesignWise (Chicago) 1997
California licensed architect
Best of Houzz- Service Award 2016
Best of Houzz- Design Award 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012
Contact: Mark Brand
Location: 1339 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
License Number: C13,145
Typical Job Costs: $100,000 - $2,500,000
Commented: What kind of stone is the counter? That is Onyx! - Mark
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Commented: clear coat or stain on the douglas fir? As I recall, we used vertical grain douglas fir with a clear finish. We didn't do anything to manipulate the color. Best of luck with your project(s). - Mark
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Commented: Cabinet wood Yes. They are! - Mark
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Commented: Tammy l hardiman We originally selected cherry, but I am not sure that was the final wood. The color was wenge. - Mark
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Commented: Beautiful! Can you share the wall and cabinet colors please? Thanks! Thank you for the compliment. We worked out the final colors on site and didn't keep records. Try Benjamin-Moore's Historical Colors for a nice subtle palette. - Mark
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Commented: Curious about the column placement If I remember correctly (as I designed this project back in 1997) the column was added to shorten the span and thereby reduce the size of the beam necessary and to help define the area of the foyer as...
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Mark Brand Architecture answered a question: What kind of stone is the counter?