San Francisco, CA Architects and Building Designers
- San FranciscoCA94105465037
Design Everest is a leading provider of structural engineering, civil engineering and design services for residential & commercial construction. No project is too small or too big for us. We have successfully completed over 4000 projects across California since 2005 - on time, on quality & on budget! With Design Everest as engineering experts, you can be assured of safe, code-compliant & cost-effective residential or commercial structures. What makes us special and #1 ranked by our customers? Deep engineering and design expertise Our engineering and design knowledge is extensive & we work on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, custom homes & remodels, apartment buildings, condominiums, townhomes, office buildings, shopping centers, parking structures, restaurants, individual retail stores & warehouses. Our customer success model and our unique customer success approach to design and engineering: At Design Everest, surpassing our clients' expectations is our highest priority. We provide our engineering services using the marketplace model: happy customers are the foundation of a healthy business. Maintaining a strong relationship with our clients & providing a simple, seamless experience is as important to us as delivering high-quality services. To achieve this, our team of customer success managers ensures that each client has an active role in the completion of their project & receives the value they expect from the services we provide. Over a decade of extensive experience all through out California: In business since 2005, and with offices located in San Francisco, Mountain View, Folsom, Los Angeles & San Diego, we provide our services throughout California. Design Everest has a team of fifty licensed, engineers, and drafters. The delivery of structural engineering services has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Although Design Everest uses the same engineering practices that have always been used, we've reinvented how these services are delivered through supplier & project optimization with data analytics. By working with Design Everest, you'll be taking part in a new era of high-quality engineering with superior value in terms of cost & schedule. We support homeowners with comprehensive structural engineering, civil engineering, and design services.
- 60 Santa Marina Street San FranciscoCA94110455014
DM+A is an award-winning full service architecture firm based in San Francisco that creates stunning, innovative structures and spaces in which to work, play and live. After an impressive career designing some of the world’s most prestigious projects, architect Gregg De Meza assembled a crew of talented architects and interior designers, launching De Meza + Architecture + Interiors in 2003. DM+A is a small, but mighty practice with big vision: boutique enough to provide exceptional service, but large and nimble enough to tackle projects ranging from high-rise pied a terre remodels to custom home design. Gregg and his team specialize in creating modern, clean and noteworthy design solutions for discerning residential clients.
- 479 9th Street, 2nd Floor San FranciscoCA94103505012
MacCracken Architects has been a multi-service architecture firm since its inception in 1985. We have completed projects for clients in a broad geographic range from the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa Valley and Truckee to Boston and New York. Our design impetus begins with gathered information – client wishes and requirements, the site and its environment, culture and context – in an effort to blend pragmatic and poetic elements in our work. We are inspired by the process of translating owner vision and program and site context into specific principles that lend rationale to our design work and result in beautiful, functionally excellent spatial environments. We emphasize the use of natural materials, opportunities for use of natural light and shadow, scale and proportion to establish a coherent language of architecture unique to client, place, and idea. Our firm strives to achieve a seamless union of design development, careful execution of construction detail drawings, and regular involvement during construction. Ultimately, we are committed to finding meaningful, provocative, and functional solutions for our clients, within established budgets and schedules.
- 355 11th Street, Suite 300 San Francisco94103505040
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in custom residential homes and renovations, including the sensitive restoration and adaptation of historic properties. We offer comprehensive architectural services and take pride in the close working relationships we develop with our clients in responding to their needs, taste, budget and schedule, while maintaining architectural design excellence. Sustainable design strategies are integral to the design process, and several on our team are experienced LEED Accredited Professionals. Our projects range in scope from the development of large country properties and inner city whole house renovations to more modest additions to and remodeling of existing housing in styles from warm modern to traditional. We enjoy, and are skilled at, working with the limitations and opportunities inherent in renovating or adding to existing structures. Our long-term relationships with contractors, craftspeople and consultants strengthen the trust and effective team communication necessary for producing superior results. Having practiced in the Bay Area for decades, we know the local Planning and Building agencies and their staffs, and how to work with them to secure code interpretations before problems arise. We have represented our clients successfully before commissions, design review panels and appeal boards, and are adept at moving our projects through the approvals maze.
- 22 Montezuma Street San FranciscoCA9411048509
DOES Architecture is a bespoke architecture practice based in San Francisco, California. We specialize in residential and commercial projects in a variety of styles, with an emphasis on sustainable, finely crafted designs that meet the budget, tastes, and needs of our clients. Founding Principal Eric Staten, AIA, LEED AP B/D+C founded the practice in 2010 after more than 20 years with some of the most noted architectural firms in the Bay Area, including the Stanley Saitowitz Office, SMWM, and Tannerhecht Architects. His experience ranges from custom interior renovations and single and multi-family housing design, to restaurant, hospitality, retail, health care, and transportation architecture.
- 523 Francisco Street San FranciscoCA94133505018
BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 ; BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2016, 2013, Mark English AIA and his associates at Mark English Architects create beautiful modern architecture, exploring the power of simple forms and spaces specific to place and client desire. Since its founding in 1992, Mark English Architects has designed numerous residential and entertainment spaces throughout California, Arizona, Texas and Mexico. The firm has a special interest in building in the urban context, with half of its work occurring in San Francisco. Mark English Architects offers a designer's sense of artistry, supported by practical knowledge gained from years of direct hands-on building experience, having worked as a carpenter on his first realized home design at the age of 19. The team respectfully guides the the client towards what could, and what should, happen in a space - so that they are both pleased and surprised by the results. Mark's undergraduate experience at CalPoly included rigorous training in engineering and structural principles. Incorporating practical experience with structural systems and energy efficiency to the project early helps to streamline the design process. Graduate studies at the Syracuse University campus in Florence, Italy complemented Mark's interests in Greco-roman and Mesoamerican archaeology and history. As a licensed architect, Mark has supported the profession and his colleagues through participation in the AIA, the local AIA's Small Business Committee, and by coaching his peers on new strategies for social media and marketing. He has also promoted principles of energy-efficient design as it relates to compliance with California's Title 24 energy code, as well as green building programs such as Green-point Rating and the California Solar Initiative. Mark English is the editor of two respected online magazines, and along with co-editor and writer Rebecca Firestone, has created a forum for the local architectural community with"The Architects' Take". A second online publication, "Green Compliance Plus" features residential energy compliance case studies and advice, as well as serving as a portal for Residential Title-24 services tailored for architects as clients. The Firm is located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
- 2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203 San FranciscoCA94110505027
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 18 years the team at Klopf Architecture has sought to understand each client's needs, then designed custom solutions for each unique situation. Specializing in new warm, modern homes and modernist net-zero energy houses, the firm uses clean lines, proportioning, restful alignments, and natural materials to admit natural light and connect inhabitants with nature. The firm's primary goal is to create spaces people love to inhabit.
- 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.
- 619 7th Street San Francisco9410350505
We are a boutique architecture and design firm headed by architects David Yama and Karen Mar. We love to design spaces that are modern, warm, and organic. We have experience in residential, commercial, institutional and event related projects. We help guide clients through all phases of design and construction. YAMAMAR was founded in 2005 by architects David Yama, AIA LEED®AP, and Karen Mar, RA. YAMAMAR is a licensed LBE with the city of San Francisco, and an equal opportunity employer.
- 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.
- 646 Church Street San FranciscoCA94114-2607505018
Mattingly Thaler Architecture is an architectural, planning and interior design firm with a broad range of projects and experience. Our firm was founded in 1988, and we pursue two key goals: excellence in design and the provision of the highest level of professional service to each client. Our experience includes high quality custom homes throughout Northern California, high schools and middle schools, dormitories, cafeterias and libraries, residential and commercial interiors, retail and office space, galleries, restaurants, office space planning, theaters, and children's playhouses, along with custom cabinetry and a broad range of custom furniture. Our design process is collaborative: we emphasize a close working relationship with our client, the project team and the local community as the project progresses through each phase of the design process. Instead of architecture being valued for its ability to adhere to a single style or for its use of the latest trends, we believe that the richness of each building and the beauty of any space will be found individually, according to the recognition, acknowledgment and response to the desires, needs and aesthetic concerns which are integral to each design and every act of building. Each project is seen as a partnership between the client, the architect and the specific context. While we intend our architecture to work in the world of art, we do not impose pre-conceived solutions or pursue eccentric innovation for its own sake. The design process shapes and is shaped by the client's ideal program, the specific needs for both now and planned for the future, the geographic location of the project and economic constraints placed on the construction. We are dedicated to the resolution of the inherent contradictions in life and to finding a true balance between desires and reality.
- 1496 C Solano Avenue AlbanyCA94706495023
Our clients come to us dissatisfied with what is. They have tastes and convictions, budgets and constraints. They live in neighborhoods as well as houses. They envision a more workable life. We have the skill to transform challenging spaces into living solutions. We’re practical, realistic, honest. We ask a million questions: How do you want to live? What do you need? Working together, we free up possibility. We capture your dream and give it dimension. The process is often as beautiful as the result.
- 3254 Deering Street OaklandCA9460150504
Linea Lab Architects is a woman-owned architecture firm located in Oakland California. We engage in design rich with inquiry, informed by collaboration with clients, consultants and craftspeople. Our work focuses on using holistic design solutions to create sustainable spaces of connection. Through a process of listening and distilling, we strive to create buildings and places that enrich a sense of community. We offer comprehensive design services from schematic design through construction administration; maintaining focus on details and the essential driving elements of each design.
- 1159 Green St #4 San FranciscoCA94109495012
At ELEVATIONarchitects, we take our responsibility seriously to be good stewards for our clients and the world of which we are a part. Our highest client compliment is when we are told that we gave them something they didn't even know they wanted. Our goal is to discover that nugget, that core value that transforms a building into your home. We are committed to a personal and modern approach to design and planning; while reflective of you, our designs are also responsive to the context of local customs, culture and environment. We possess the experience, ability, and commitment to provide hands-on attention to your project, from preliminary design, through construction; we are a full-service firm. We know that thorough service, specific to your needs, is essential for quality and on-budget construction.
- 1339 Mission Street San FranciscoCA94103495022
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.