Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Alto home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Alto, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
  • Mill Valley Modern Farm-to-Table

    Eric Layton of Patriarch Architecture specializes in contemporary residential design for a range of home styles. E...

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  • Cozy Kitchen

    The Bay Area's Full Service Architecture Firm

    With 20 years of comprehensive architectural design experience, our collaborative approach achieves individually t...

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  • Mill Valley Remodel

    Established in 1984, Richardson Architects is a woman-owned architectural firm providing design and management of...

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  • Reed Street: Bamboo Built

    Marin & Bay Area Premier Architect | 2x Best of Houzz

    At THREE SIXTY ONE, we collaborate w/ clients to create warm, modern & sustainable architecture. With a background...

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  • Hillside House - Interior

    Gregory Dedona founded his architectural practice in Mill Valley, CA in 1989 after receiving his California licens...

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    Bay Area's Award Winning Architecture/Design Firm- Best of Houzz 2017!

    Harris & Kasten, Inc. is a Full Service Architectural and Interior Design Firm, with over 30 years experience in R...

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  • The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects and interiors professi...

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  • Marin County's Expert in Functional Interior Architecture

    Cindy Goefft believes that great design is as much a process of discovery as it is one of creation. She approaches...

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  • HDA is a renowned, dynamic firm with an unusually diverse range of experiences. Our success has been based upon in...

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  • East Bay’s NATIONALLY AWARDED home, interior & landscape architects

    Since 1990, our talented and inspired multi-disciplinary approach for the design of “WHOLE-VISION” dream home envi...

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  • Heydt Designs is a boutique residential design firm located in Sausalito, California offering comprehensive reside...

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  • Bay Area Architect Winner of Best of Houzz 6x

    The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects designing buildings of...

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  • Marin County Architects 2X Best of Houzz Winner!

    Verdigris is a team of architects focused on bringing order and form to our clients' physical requirements. We str...

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  • Our residential studio at QA is comprised of talented and energetic architects and designers who are well versed i...

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  • Award-Winning Mill Valley Architecture Firm

    Established in 1984, Richardson Architects is a woman-owned architectural firm providing design and management of...

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  • Marin County's Architect for Families | 5x Best of Houzz Winner

    Tamley Architectural Design is a full service architectural firm specializing in custom residential design for fam...

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  • JMJ Studios is a full service architecture firm that brings innovative, modern design solutions to any design proj...

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  • San Francisco Architect Firm: Best of Houzz Service and Design

    Established in 1994, we have successfully completed over 850 architectural projects, ranging from high-end commerc...

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  • Marin County's Innovative Architect & Building Design Firm

    We work together from the beginning; it’s a partnership in every way. Commitment to this process and achieving sh...

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  • We are Zeitgeist Sonoma, an architecture and interior design firm specializing in custom, upscale homes and boutiq...

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  • Marin County Architect & Design-Build Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2016

    We have over 25 years of experience working on a wide range of project types and have the ability to provide our m...

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  • Marin County's Skilled Architect & Designer Best of Houzz 2016

    Architectural Design & Restoration has been offering the best residential and commercial architecture in Sonoma Co...

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  • spire architecture is a boutique, full service, architectural design and design-build construction company. our in...

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  • San Francisco Based Featured Design Firm

    Design What You Love. Ogle Design specializes in creating impactful and personal spaces through inspired design.

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  • Founded in 2009, the Bay Area office specializes in the design of signature residential and commercial properties....

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  • Marin County's Top Architectural Design Studio I 40+ Years Experience

    We have over forty years of experience in our field, mostly in the Northern California, Oregon, and Washington Sta...

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  • Best of Houzz 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012. Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior...

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  • Highly Unique & Functional Design Solutions in Marin County

    At Studio 300A Architecture, we believe buildings are a highly responsive occurrence that is a unique & unrepeatab...

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  • Design What You Love. We create impactful personal space through inspired design. We at Ogle Design are passion...

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  • Marin County Collaborative Architectural & Interior Design Firm

    Our designs are as unique as our clients’ lives/needs. We create contemporary buildings with the same degree of in...

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  • For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surroun...

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  • Greater Marin County's Innovative Architecture Firm

    Our speciality is residential design with an emphasis on creating uniquely crafted architecture tailored to each c...

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  • Feldman Architecture is an award-winning residential design practice recognized for creating warm, light-filled sp...

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  • Marin County's Architect 5X Best of Houzz Award Winner

    DNM Architect is a San Francisco Bay Area residential architect that listens to you! We specialize in energy effic...

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Featured Reviews for Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers

Carl C. Oldenburg AIA
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Aug 29, 2016
“When we first interviewed Carl many years ago, we were impressed by his ability to problem solve with the client and create positive outcomes with problematic situations. That impression proved true in all our projects with Carl. Our first project involved turning a ranch style home into a two story home. The staircase was a bit tricky but Carl created a gorgeous staircase that really pulled the whole project together. Our second project was a rescue on Carl's part. We were planning major winterization and expansion of a summer home including all new kitchen and garage with apartment. Unfortunately, our relationship with the architect in that state deteriorated to an unacceptable level. After calling Carl for advice on dealing with this, we fired the other architect and hired Carl. He worked with the plans we had and immediately identified the problems and suggested the perfect solutions. He attended a Coastal Area Committee meeting to make sure the plans and project were accepted. Our third project was just this past year on the second home. It entailed creating a new master bath and walk-in closet by moving rooms and the addition of a screened porch. Once again, Carl listened to what we were trying to accomplish and came up with exactly what we wanted. Another aspect to Carl's work is that the builders we have used have been impressed with his plans.”
THREE SIXTY ONE Architecture, AIA
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Sep 3, 2013
“Dan Weaver of 361 Architecture designed an amazing remodel for our mid-century style Mill Valley home. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Dan on the project. He was extremely sensitive to our needs and concerns regarding design, process, timing and budget. He worked seamlessly with our contractor. The entire process went very smoothly and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. – Renée Harcourt”
Harris & Kasten, Inc.
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Sep 17, 2013
“My husband and I have worked with Harris & Kasten since the late 1990s. They have done many projects for us, including our lovely home in Atherton. Our home is a combination of Italian and French design. Everything was done to a tee! We could not be more pleased with their knowledge of art, art history, history, architecture, etc. You cannot go wrong with them.”
Goefft Design
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jan 9, 2015
“Our house was originally built in the early 1920's and has lots of charm and detail. A couple of years ago Cindy helped us with two bathroom remodels, which turned out beautifully. She also drew up the plans and detailed the replacement of some living room windows including our picture window, which she changed from a flat boring window to a beautiful bow window. We recently took on our biggest remodel project with Cindy, our kitchen and master bed and bath. Cindy worked with us and our lifestyle to draw up all of the plans. In her design, she moved interior walls, vaulted the ceiling in the kitchen, added skylights for natural light and kept a wonderful flow in all the rooms. She did an excellent job with all of the features and specs. Cindy guided us on the finishes, updating the house, but keeping it in synch with all of its older appeal and detail. She gave our home the kitchen and master bed and bath it deserved. We love our bedroom retreat and spa like bathroom. Our kitchen is a room that is full of natural light and a place we hardly ever want to leave. Cindy is thorough and pays attention to details. She is lovely to work with and has helped us turn our home into an inviting, warm and beautiful place.”
ORR Design Office, Inc.
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jun 30, 2014
“I had the great experience of working with Gary Orr. He actually opened a door opportunity for me. His passion for excellence in design and detail was contagious. I was a proud collaborator of each design that I participated. His level of expertise is amazing”
Mahoney Architects & Interiors
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Nov 14, 2012
“We have enjoyed working with Colleen and her excellent design team. They are creative, bring cutting edge knowledge for green building design and know how to get a project through design review and permitting processes. Years of designing homes has equipped them with a comprehensive understanding for construction costs and what it takes to get a house to built. Fabulous expertise!”
Verdigris
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Sep 26, 2013
“As a professional designer, I spend my days obsessing over the minutia of television commercials, websites and print advertising. So you can imagine how challenging it might be to find an architectural firm who shares in this ethic. I'm happy to say that Verdigris fits the bill perfectly. They have helped us design modifications to our Mill Valley home (bathroom, living room, and dining room) over the past decade, and I am thrilled with the results. While it's a pleasure to work with a firm which has excruciating attention to detail, I find it refreshing that they are equally skillful at the big picture. Verdigris helped us prioritize our goals, focus our thinking, and made creative (and cost saving!) suggestions throughout the process. Bonus: they are small enough that your job won't be handed off to an intern or junior architect. Chip and Brian are both seasoned pros and on top of their game.”
Richardson Architects
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jan 14, 2014
“Heidi Richardson is a fantastic, collaborative architect. We hired Richardson Architects in 1996 for the remodel/great room addition of our single-story house in Palo Alto built in the 1950s. Her design skills are obvious, but beyond that I want to highlight her professionalism, honesty, and reliability - promises were kept, things delivered on time, budgets were followed. Her office in Mill Valley (then Sausalito) was a bit far from us, but communication with her was excellent, we had an initial meeting at the site before purchase, then a meeting at our prior home in Mountain View, then several in-person meetings at her office, and almost daily communication during construction via faxes, emails, and phone calls. She is extremely quick and effective with her time, and was key to the success of the project. My wife and I shared many ideas which she edited and integrated into the design, and it was a joy to work together with her. More recently (2012), Heidi helped us with a much smaller bathroom remodel and with concept-phase ideas for a backyard cottage. I would not hesitate to work with her again.”
Tamley Architectural Design
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jan 28, 2014
“Theresa consulted with my partner and I on a home remodel. She listened to our project vision and freely shared her professional knowledge, contractor network, she provided advice on lighting, spacial design, energy saving and green materials, furniture placement in the new site and drafted master house plans. We have lived in the same house for 16+ years, but only fell in love with it a few months ago, with the help of Theresa Tamley Architectural Design.”
John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
Alto, CA Architects and Building Designers
Apr 3, 2011
“We used John Lum Architecture for the complete remodel of ~1000 sq ft in San Francisco. John and team were fantastic to work with. Very creative yet good at listening to our thoughts and integrating our ideas. They understand how to both design a gorgeous contemporary space while still keeping it comfortable and livable. We depended on them with a lot of design detail recommendations such as fixtures, paint, tiles and they always had great suggestions that made the process much simpler and easy to manage. They are very professional, extremely responsive and timely. There were no surprises during the entire process including on deadlines and budgets. I would strongly recommend them.”
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