Albany, CA Building Design Professionals
- 1331 7th Street Suite G. BerkeleyCA94710505016
EISENMANN ARCHITECTURE is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through thoughtful design solutions. Stacy Eisenmann received her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, a program based on Bauhaus principals. After completing her own award-winning home in 2005, Stacy launched Eisenmann Architecture with the commitment to help others successfully navigate the process of changing the way they live. Her approach guides clients through the design as partners resulting in architectural languages that can vary significantly between projects. Stacy has served her community as a member of Albany's Planning and Zoning commission, as a member of the American Institute of Architects, and as a contributor to periodicals and trade journals. She lives with her filmmaker husband, two lively daughters, and an equally energized Labrador retriever.
- 509 Ramona Avenue AlbanyCA9470648505
Architectural Concepts is the firm that covers all of your architecture, design, and planning needs, no matter the size of your project. With over 45 years of experience in the industry and over 750 projects completed, we have developed a working philosophy that has been the foundation of our success. We pay close attention to our client's needs and keep their goals in mind. Our Philosophy: Our firm believes that the roles of the architect, planner, and interior designer go far beyond design and project coordination. We spend the time necessary for a complete project including coordination with the owner's consultants and governmental agencies, reviewing energy requirements, reviewing building and zoning laws, and preparing construction contracts. In addition, we can assist in the selection of contractors, make site inspections, and solve construction problems. Our Promise: Our firm emphasizes timely service and personal attention to each client's needs and goals. We believe in a strong, comprehensive, and interactive working relationship with each client. Open communication is the key to a good working relationship and a successful project. Our successful track record underscores the importance of listening to our client's concerns, understanding our client's needs and budget, and incorporating our client's ideas into the overall project. Our experience is a valuable resource for our clients in the areas of design, cost evaluation, time management, and quality control for each phase of the project. Our Experience: Experience has taught us that behind every successful project is a great working relationship with our clients. In this way, working with the selected design team, the client's needs melded with the designer's views to produce a completed project tailored to each client's goals. This process produces projects that are meaningful, achieve their goals, and strive for overall excellence in design and construction. This end result is achieved through a series of working sessions at the start of the project to establish the scope of work, the character of the design appearance, the overall budget, and the project schedule. This process establishes the project cost, time frame, and quality level to be maintained throughout the project.
- 1029 Heinz Ave BerkeleyCA94710505040
Levitch Associates, Inc. has steadily increased the span of its reputation, with over 1,000 projects built and a body of work that includes residential remodels, complex additions, new homes, light commercial, and industrial projects. Our personal touch, cultivated since 1960, lends itself to the warmth and good nature our clients prefer in their projects. From designing to building your project, we realize the importance of our relationship with you. We pride ourselves in completing any project with skill and seamless grace. As a family-run business, Levitch Associates, Inc. has a rich history with its staff. Comprised of architectural assistants, draftspersons, office personnel, highly skilled carpenter foremen, laborers, and a select group of experienced subcontractors, the staff has increased and diversified since the initial handful of pioneers. In the 1960’s, Edward Levitch and a handful of employees decided to approach architecture in a radical and innovative way. By combining architecture and construction into a single process, they began to practice what is currently known as Integrated Architect-led, Design-Build. For 24 years, Edward Levitch used his extensive experience and inexorable work ethic to cultivate a successful business. In 1984 the firm incorporated and his son Maurice joined the family business in an official capacity. Both Edward and Maurice Levitch are long-standing members of the American Institute of Architects, an organization dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495040
Projects ranging from Silicon Valley to Wine Country, from urban San Francisco to open country in Saratoga, bay side homes in Tiburon to the neighborhoods of Menlo Park and Atherton, working with the best builders in California, designing new homes and remodels, both outside and inside, we provide a seamless start to finish process. Creating buildings and spaces for living and working that are simple, efficient and unique to the owners and problems that need to be solved. The solution is the coming together of all these elements, which can be modern with elegant proportions or a transition between traditional and contemporary that benefits both. Provided are full design services including extensive 3D modeling, planning and building department coordination, color, materials and lighting design, and construction supervision through project completion. Our process involves several builder pricing sessions until the design and cost are comfortable. Builders we work with are known by us to be reliable, proven and experienced in working with us, creating the details and familiar with the manufacturers and materials we utilize. Detailed time schedules are made to describe the project milestones so the process can be planned and controlled. With over twenty years of experience, our design team works within a system that ensures that clients’ goals are achieved, control over budget is maintained and the project moves forward in a logical, consistent manner. The design, permit, bid and construction process may seem dizzying—our goal is to create a manageable process with gratifying end results. Our knowledge of colors, materials, plumbing fixtures, hardware, doors and windows, appliances, lighting fixtures, give owners total control over the end result. Recommended is everything needed to move into the finished product.
- 928 Carleton Street BerkeleyCA9471050503
Founded on the idea that great architecture should be available to everyone, we work with small business owners, homeowners and non-profits to create comfortable, beautiful and modern spaces. Extraordinary space comes from engaging with everyday needs.
- 715 Colorado Avenue Suite DPalo AltoCA94303505014
Personal Design :: Inside and Out At Ogawa Fisher Architects, our goal is to create a beautiful environment that is the perfect fit for you. We start every project by listening to your wishes and helping you organize your priorities. Our personal, collaborative process ensures that your project is truly custom and carefully tailored to meet your needs and the highest design standards. To ensure an integrated design solution you will enjoy for years to come, our thoughtful, holistic approach considers the entire space and surroundings, short- and long-term goals, as well as neighborhood context, terrain, and site orientation. Throughout each project, we take care to incorporate sustainability and green building principles whenever possible. Ogawa Fisher Architects has extensive experience designing a variety of detail-oriented projects and managing them through construction. We are adept at navigating the complexities of local planning and building agencies, and we relish the challenge of exploring new sites and cities. With our full range of design and client services, you can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that we are paying close attention to every detail—from the first design sketch until you step into your newly completed space. A multicultural client base inspires us to stay current with local and global trends, while never losing sight of the beauty of clean and timeless design. We find our inspiration in nature, art, music, good design, gorgeous objects, humor, fun, and delicious food.
- 2415 Fifth Street BerkeleyCA94710495011
Based in Berkeley, Husband and wife team Erick and Elisa Mikiten have been creating beautiful buildings since 1991. Our work is inspired by context and nature, creating innovative spaces and sculptural, inspiring buildings. Above all, we listen carefully to our clients' needs and dreams, and bring them to fruition. Copy/Paste this URL into your browser for our free guide, How to Hire an Architect: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.mikitenarch.com/resources.html">http://www.mikitenarch.com/resources.html</a>. Erick Mikiten is known as a highly sought after architect for elegant, Universally Designed homes. He is famous for his expertise in designing highly personalized homes around a whole family’s needs without sacrificing poetic, dramatic design. We examine a site or existing building intensively to understand it before we start drawing. This helps us design buildings that are rooted in their place and 'feel right', even if they do not follow the dictums of a particular historical design. We are inspired by clarity, intricacy, and light. We love the brilliant gestures of Rodin and Calder, the sophisticated detail of Japanese joinery, the writings of Louis Kahn, the buildings of Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, and Luis Barragan, and the movement of the sun and breezes around every site we work on. We believe that architecture should inspire, and lift people beyond the every day, connecting with the grace of nature. Every project we do incorporates green design, reflecting our respect for nature. We are able to usher projects through LEED or other rating systems if desired by the client. Our Shinsei Gardens project achieved a LEED-Platinum rating for multifamily housing. As a wheelchair rider, Erick Mikiten has particular insights into Universal Design, the creation of spaces, indoors and outdoors, that are fully usable by everyone - regardless of their level of physical ability, and seamlessly integrated into beautiful architecture. Due to the level of inspection around so many clients' particular disabilities, we naturally look deeper into EVERY client's needs and desires. The process we have developed, and the insights we have gained while working on accessible architecture come around to inform every project, making places that are gracious, nurturing, and welcoming to all.
- 2512 Ninth St. #5 BerkeleyCA94710505014
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects partners with residential and commercial clients to realize both urban and rural projects. We see every project as a new opportunity to apply our skills and experience, guiding clients through the process of dreaming, designing, building and furnishing their projects. Weaving together client needs and aspirations, aesthetics, sustainability and budget, our goal is an inspired project that both serves and delights. With new build, remodel and interior projects throughout California and the West, Koch Architects establishes strong working relationships with communities, public agencies, consultants and contractors. Many clients are repeat customers, engaging Koch Architects for their city, country and commercial projects over time. Please contact us! We look forward to hearing about your project aspirations, ideas and desires.
- 3630 Park Boulevard OaklandCA94610505011
Canyon Design Build is a full-service design-build general contractor. That means one company, one phone call, and one team – from concept to completion. Our services start with preconstruction, including space planning, design, architectural drafting, and obtaining permits. While our work technically ends when construction is done, the reality is that our client relationships tend to last for life.
Laura Natkins' architecture practice reflects her commitment to the principle of “just enough” design- pragmatic, preferably simple, with character and style and above all, uniquely fitting. Laura seeks solutions that fit the client, the context, the budget, and the environment. Regardless of size, each project receives Laura's personal attention; in fact, small changes that have a big impact are her specialty; building less is the greenest solution.
- 3021 Citrus Circle #170 Walnut CreekCA94598485031
- Afraid of making design decisions you will later regret? - Worried about construction schedule & costs spiraling out of control? - Concerned about designing a project you love only to find out it is too expensive to build causing costly redesign and additional time? With over 35 years in business, our National Award-Winning Design Build firm has abundant experience with creating your dream space as your friend in the remodeling business! We design and remodel kitchens, baths, whole houses, and additions; from concept through completion, our highly skilled team of professionals are knowledgeable when it comes to transforming your living space. Great ideas, communication, and execution distinguish our process with award-winning results! We are located in Walnut Creek, California and service the 680 and 24 corridors. It all starts with a complimentary phone consultation, so don't hesitate to contact us at (925) 885-3770 today!
We are a small Berkeley, California architecture firm with a diverse portfolio that includes single- and multi-family residential design. We emphasize careful understanding of site and context, comprehensive attention to sustainable and green design, as well as knowledge of and respect for construction methods and trades. Last, but far from least, we strive to make work of functional beauty which expresses the unique character of our clients and their programs. Formed in 1995, Geoffrey Holton and Associates (GHA) was built on a foundation of over twelve years of prior experience in the field of architecture. The principal, Geoffrey Holton, received his Master's degree in 1989 from U.C Berkeley and has practiced architecture since 1984, including six years as a project manager and project architect with Fernau and Hartman Architects in Berkeley. In addition, Geoff has taught extensively at U.C. Berkeley, California College of the Arts and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our firm takes pride in providing thorough, thoughtful service and delivering high quality, innovative work within time and budget constraints. We are committed to practicing architecture as a broad based discipline and often provide services beyond the architect's standard scope of work. These services range from visionary ecological urban design to fabrication of custom furniture and fixtures. Our design seeks to create a partnership between building and landscape, actively engaging building inhabitants at many scales. In this context, we approach every project with sustainable materials and practices in the forefront of our thinking. Within project constraints we optimize daylighting, natural ventilation and energy performance. We cultivate a respectful, amicable professional collaboration among client, contractor and consultants to assure that the design and construction process is productive and rewarding for all parties. Based on years of experience, we bring attention to detail and an understanding of materials to bear on each project, from the tactile and sensual to the technical and pragmatic, regardless of scale and budget. Our detailing and materials specifications draw upon renewable resources and reliable building science.
Todd Jersey Architecture is one of the nation's leading sustainable design firms. Todd and his staff have been leaders in the field of earth-friendly design since 1989. Todd has spent the last 30 years designing and building some of California's most beautiful and sustainable projects including the world's first LEED Gold hotel and the nation's greenest and healthiest indoor pool, the historic Richmond Plunge. As a national leader in the field of sustainable design, Todd Jersey Architecture has completed well over 300 projects. Many of our works have received wide acclaim for excellence in design. Our projects range in size and type from residential remodels and commercial tenant improvements to new hotels, mixed use urban infill and most recently designs for a new transit system. We have experience in almost every imaginable building system from straw and rammed earth to steel and concrete and have equal facility with new construction and historic preservation. Todd Jersey is passionate about both the preservation of historic structures and sustainable design. The blending of these two passions created what is widely acclaimed as one of the nation's best examples of green historic preservation in the award-winning designs for the restoration and renovation of the venerable Richmond Plunge. Having begun an apprenticeship with a master carpenter at the age of 16, Mr. Jersey brings 40 years of experience and expertise to the field of residential design and construction. His innovative sustainable designs for new home and remodeling work have been featured in Sunset and Natural Home magazine. Todd Jersey won a national award for a middle school design done in 1988-1989 while working as a project architect for HMFH Architects in Cambridge, Mass. In the mid-1990's, Mr. Jersey designed the building which now houses Bayhill High School in Berkeley, Calif, one of the early examples of urban ecological design which Todd was pioneering at that time. The mission of the firm is to create projects that optimally support human needs while protecting and enhancing the earth's ecological systems. Prices range from $100,000 and up. Typical residential projects include entire home remodels, entire structure remodel, new residences, accessory dwelling units, multi-family housing, historic preservation and more.
- 1818 Harmon Street, Suite 2 BerkeleyCA9470350505
STUDIO NABENA + PARTNERS is a holistic design practice with an array of creativity and professional experience. As a minority own design studio founded in 2013, we have consistently stayed true and committed to providing our clients with the very best of customer experience and services. Our design philosophy and ideology is motivated by the spatial experience and the end users then forms. Motto: Your Experience, Our Excitement.
- 1000 South Winchester Blvd. San JoseCA95128495079
BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 HOUZZ ADVICE GURU: 2016 Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc. was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and we are committed to a team-oriented approach in all phases of the design process. We believe in the value of collaboration within our office, with our consultant team, the building contractor, and most importantly, the owner. When you hire Studio S Squared Architecture, you partner with a diverse, dynamic team of experts who will help guide you through the entire design process, from initial concepts all the way through construction. We consistently deliver outstanding design that makes the most of your budget—along with innovative ideas that transform your space into something truly extraordinary. Our practical experience covers the entire spectrum of projects, from small commercial remodels to large corporate campuses, from single family homes to multi-family buildings. The common thread in our buildings is the belief that architecture can lift the spirit, and that great relationships make great architecture possible. Great architecture involves more than using our expertise to navigate governmental approvals. Clients look to us to take their ideas and elevate them into a design uniquely tailored to their site, personal, and business needs. We work to keep the lines of communication with clients open at all times to ensure that we can craft a building that is uniquely their own. With this approach, it is possible to create a “signature” building with every project we design. Our firm is committed to conservation and wise use of our natural resources, and minimizing our projects' impact on both the built and unbuilt environment. We also commit a percentage of our billable hours every year to local non-profits in need of pro bono or reduced-cost architectural services.