San Francisco, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 860 Rhode Island Street San FranciscoCA94107495014
Schwartz and Architecture is an award-winning architecture and interior design studio founded on a commitment to a highly interactive design process with our clients. We pride ourselves on architectural solutions of clarity, economy, and grace, but always within the pragmatics of a client’s budget, schedule, and needs. In fact, negotiating these often-competing, real-world demands inspires our creativity. Our design sensibility is characterized by the choreography of movement, light, threshold, and material textures to create spaces that unfold into complex yet unified environments. We are particularly adept at managing complex permitting and construction processes and working with fixed schedules and resources. The ethos of Schwartz and Architecture is a reflection of its Founder + Principal’s unique combination of interests and skills. Neal Schwartz completed dual masters degrees in Architecture and Public Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government respectively. The combination of these two disciplines establishes the foundations of our practice: the creativity to explore our client’s needs in ways that surpass their expectations, and a devotion to rigorous management of complex design, permitting, and construction processes. In addition to heading the firm, Schwartz has been actively involved in teaching for 20 years, most recently as Professor in Architecture at the California College of the Arts (CCA).
- 3246 Seventeenth Street San FranciscoCA94110495017
John Lum Architecture is a 16-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. Established in 1994, we have successfully completed over 800 architectural projects, ranging from high-end commercial interiors and retail environments, to new residential construction and remodels. In addition to architectural work, we offer services in furniture, lighting, color and interior design. The firm designs larger, multi-unit projects and highly detailed, custom homes, as well as interior remodels. Without compromising aesthetics, John Lum Architecture is strongly committed to green development in the Bay Area. Our efforts to promote environmentally-sustain-able practices and green building methods were highlighted in 2007 at the Sunset Magazine Idea Home located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Other projects recently completed include the first residence in San Francisco to have a permitted rain water/ gray water usage system, making it one the highest Green Point rated homes in California.
- 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.
- 1319 Howard Avenue BurlingameCA94010505012
Scheinholtz Associates is a design oriented architectural firm established in 1985. Handling primarily residential construction, the firm has a unique ability to work within the Bay Area's intricate building process to create projects that are compatible with client and community. Personal involvement guides each project from neighborhood meetings to public hearings to building codes. We work on both traditional and contemporary homes. The clients tell us their image of the home and we produce it. The unifying element in our work is clean, well designed spaces.
- 156 South Park San FranciscoCA9410750504
Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction is a multi-disciplinary design office and architect-led construction company providing full service architecture, interior design and construction services. We are one of the top design focused DesignBuild firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Napa and Sonoma counties, and the broader regions of Northern California. Our architectural projects include custom residences and renovations, restaurants, wineries, commercial and retail tenant improvement projects. Our projects have been extensively featured in publications and exhibitions as well as receiving numerous awards. Our furniture work is also in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The design partners are husband and wife, James Zack and Lise de Vito. Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction philosophically and aesthetically follows the modernist traditions, but we are not stylistic, we work very closely with our clients to satisfy their goals and desires. We believe that each project is driven equally by the needs and contributions of both the client and the architect. The best projects are products of collaboration. Licensed as both architects and contractors, with experience in the office as well the job site, gives us a comprehensive view of our projects. While our emphasis is on design our projects are always buildable. With our design/build delivery process we can seamlessly deliver a project from the initial ideas and concepts to the final coat of paint. Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction has a staff with diverse backgrounds and experience with degrees in Architecture, Furniture Design and Fine Arts. We are architects with years of hands on experience as builders and furniture makers, possessing a broad knowledge of materials and construction, giving our projects a unique and noticeable attention to detail and craft. While we are design focused and well versed in the complex and often confusing permit process in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. We have experience in many Peninsula towns, Napa and Sonoma counties, and many other wine Country communities.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2169 Union Street Suite #5 San Francisco94123505011
Design and service driven practice focused on modern design with creative detailing on a wide range of budgets. Ryan Knock, AIA, architect and principal of Knock A+D, is a Licensed architect in the State of California, a LEED accredited Professional and a Certified Green Building Professional. He earned a Bachelors Degree in 2001 from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design, where he received several honors and awards. Knock Architecture and Design's Vision is to make modern, sustainable spaces that are rooted in place. Every project begins with a thorough documentation of the site and surrounding character, followed by in depth investigation into how the users and inhabitants plan to use the space and what their day to day patterns and inspiration and dreams are. This leads to highly tailored solutions to the local environment and community, and also inhabitants and end users. High attention to construction quality, detail, and finishing touches, with hands on service throughout the entire project, result in textured and rich spaces which speak to the way the materials are assembled, and represent the character of both the building within a neighborhood, and those who dwell in them.
- 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.
- 1176 19th St. Suite 5 OaklandCA50503
Zeke Design Works is a full service kitchen and bath design company specializing in creating European-inspired spaces that are sleek, modern & efficient.
- 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.
- 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 650 San FranciscoCA9410448507
An architectural design firm with offices in San Francisco and New York City, Martinkovic Milford Architects (MMA) crafts high-end, custom solutions for home owners and developers, healthcare providers, commercial and hospitality clients. Client-focused and innovative, we strive to combine an understanding of your hopes and dreams for your home with the untapped potential of your site – the end result being a home that’s unique and special to you.
- 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.
- 1155 Meridian Avenue Suite 208San JoseCA95125495033
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service architectural design studio that can help you plan your design project from beginning to end. We specialize in custom residential remodels, additions, and brand new construction. Please check out my website www.archstudioinc.com for more information. Best of Houzz 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 - in Design, Service, and Client Satisfaction. Your portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.
- 805 Folger Ave BerkeleyCA94710495027
We are architects of homes. Our projects range from small remodels to large scale residences. On every project our mission is to collaborate with our clients to understand the unique context of their project, and together create an inspirational, sustainable, and lasting addition to the built environment. WA design was established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins as a considered response to a set of criteria dictated by the site and client. Although progressive in approach, our designs draw heavily on the vernacular building of the area in which we are working. Ordering principles for a given project borrow from their context and often metaphorically relate to the natural landscape. This connects our buildings to their specific site and circumstance in a meaningful way. A crucial component of the overall design objective on each project is to apply the design of sustainable and solar features as an integral component of the architecture. From initial building siting concepts through building organization and material selection, each phase is approached with sustainable ideas at the forefront of the design decisions.