San Francisco, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 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.
- San FranciscoCA94105465038
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.
- San FranciscoCA9413350504
Dale was a youngster when he started using LEGO® bricks and graph paper to build and design floor plans and elevations. He dreamed of one day being a real-life, grown-up architect. He’s never stopped living the dream. To this day, his passion for spaces to live in fuels his passion for architecture. Now, on any given day, Dale might be designing a 6,000-square-foot suburban home while remodeling a 50-square-foot bathroom in an historic home in San Francisco. His innate versatility and wealth of experience allow him to quickly grasp and efficiently meet multiple jurisdictional requirements. Taking the collaborative approach enables him to elicit the information from clients needed to provide them with original, aesthetic solutions. Using his always-active imagination and ever-practical ideas lead him to envisioning living spaces that are not only functional, but also works of art. Do you love to cook? So does Dale. He understands that both beauty and engineering are needed in the kitchen. Or any room. Or any home. Equally comfortable in historical, traditional, and modern styles, the homes Dale designs are unique to the lifestyle and taste of the client, incorporate site characteristics, and will maximize views and privacy. He also has applied his spatial and environmental approaches to retail and office venues, making them livable – not just workable. The dreamer became the dream catcher. Dale Anderson earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Washington. He is licensed as Architect by the states of California and Washington. He and his family call San Francisco “home.”
- 49 Zoe Street, Suite 10 San FranciscoCA94107495023
Kaplan Architects has over 3 decades experience in new home design and custom home remodels throughout San Francisco, the East Bay, the Peninsula and other San Francisco Bay Area communities. At Kaplan Architects we believe in pursuing design excellence. We do this through thoughtful iteration of ideas, challenging our own preconceptions, and rethinking the solutions we develop. We strive for the results of our work to be functional, timeless, and beautiful. We create spaces with our clients’ needs and desires foremost in mind and we strive to create spaces that are warm and inviting. Our approach involves listening to the clients’ needs and designing custom solutions to meet their specific requirements. We promote designs that are functional and have a clean, timeless character, not solely based on the fashion of the day. We have done work in many of the jurisdictions of this region and have developed a process to navigate the complex approvals required to build and remodel. The firm has been published in Home Magazine, Custom Home, Northern California Home and Garden, Sunset Magazine, Trends and various other periodicals. The firm has received several awards for its residential projects and has been featured in various exhibitions featuring Bay Area architects. Home and Garden Television (HGTV) has featured many of our projects on their national television network.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 97 Jennings Lane AthertonCA94027495016
Suba is a Bay Area Architecture and Interior Design firm focused on connecting and collaborating with you, our Clients. We listen. We communicate. In fact, the back and forth process with you in design is essential for getting it right the first time. Each new project offers a unique set of circumstances and scope of work fueling creation of an original design. We don't do "cookie cutter" here. No matter what style of home you own or desire, we work closely with you to interpret your vision and set achievable goals. We then team up with Engineers, Contractors and the building trade in guiding your project through the permitting process and final construction. We take every project seriously and we make it fun. The firm, Suba, was created by Architect and Interior Designer, Suanne Bassett. She has over 20 years of experience in the design field. Her love of light, color, texture and indoor/outdoor living is evident in her designs. Suanne holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of California @ Berkeley and undergraduate degrees in French and Sociology. She became a licensed Architect in New York in 1993 and then in California, the next year in 1994. Suanne worked on large public building projects including an IBM training center in New York, the Dallas Museum of Art, a hotel in Singapore, a Mid-town Manhattan high-rise and Prada retail boutiques before starting her own firm in residential design. This remains the focus of her work today. Although trained as a Modernist, Suanne enjoys working with clients on original designs in all styles.
- San FranciscoCA495020
Design What You Love. We create impactful personal space through inspired design. We at Ogle Design are passionate about creating impactful, personal and timeless space for residential and commercial architecture. This creative process is inspired by design that draws from a rich pallet of materials, time and location. The journey starts with an inward exploration into place and the history of our clients. Intuitive design sense and a passion for innovation allow us to create intimate and profound environments that stand apart from the everyday.
- 870 Market St San FranciscoCA94102505012
Simple, Sustainable, Cost Effective Design for Modern Living. Jim and Caroline, of Cline Architects are expert home designers. With years of experience, we provide full architectural services and work closely with our clients to help them realize their dream space. Whether it's a single family interior remodel or a new condominium building built from the ground up, we treat each project with the same design ingenuity and attention to our clients' desires from start to finish. We are the experts, so let us help you with your next project.
- 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.
- 1420 Sutter Street, First Floor San FranciscoCA9410950504
Butler Armsden Architects is an award-winning, high-end residential architecture firm in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Leading the office is Lewis Butler, who received his formal training at Stanford University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He then joined the distinguished firm of William Turnbull and Associates before founding Butler Armsden with his wife, Catherine Armsden, in 1985. For over 25 years the firm has specialized in new and remodeled homes in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Stinson Beach and Atherton with a diverse portfolio that includes everything from a new townhouse in San Francisco to a family cabin amidst cornfields in Yolo County.
- 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.
- 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.