Benicia, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 355 11th Street, Suite 300 San Francisco94103505039
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.
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608485039
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 4546 El Camino Real, Suite 223 Los AltosCA9402247509
M•DESIGNS ARCHITECTS is an award-winning, Los Altos, CA based architectural, planning and interior design firm specializing in residential design. In addition, the Principals, Chip Jessup and Malika Junaid, have extensive experience with the design of retail, office and other commercial projects. We have more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of planning, design, documentation and construction support, as well as an extensive background in construction and budget analysis. With a proven record of well-designed, high quality, cost conscious projects completed for clients throughout the Bay Area, our expertise ranges from small remodels to new homes and larger scale projects. If you have any questions, would like more information and would like to speak with one of our architects regarding your project’s needs, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website: Website: www.mdesignsarchitects.com Phone: 650.565.9036 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1029 Heinz Ave BerkeleyCA94710505035
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.
- 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.
- 2101 Scott St. San FranciscoCA94115505012
JTA is a boutique architecture firm who specializes in residential remodels, additions and new construction, as well as small commercial projects. Our style is contemporary and approachable, with a preference for clean and uncluttered design, whether is it a traditional or modern project. Our work is informed by a rich modern aesthetic and by the belief that form and function can be perfectly married, that high design can be accomplished on an economically rational basis, and that buildings foster uplifting experiences for their users. JTA’s clients speak highly of the responsiveness and ability to understand their design preferences and practical requirements, to complement their own thinking with fresh, creative and innovative ideas, and to execute plans quickly and efficiently. JTA strives to ensure that the creative process continues through all phases of design and construction, creating modern, contemporary and stylish spaces. If you are looking to design your dream home, give us a call at (650) 488-6154 or click the "Contact Me" button to send us a message. We look forward to working with you!
Nick Lee Architecture offers architectural services including design and engineering for new homes, additions and remodels. We believe in Architecture for Everyone and want to help you to Create a Great Place to Live. Regardless of size, scope or budget, we are dedicated to providing you top notch service to make your project a success.
- 1441 Creekside Drive #2073 Walnut CreekCA94596495033
Tim became an architect and a member of the AIA then founded Impluvium Architecture in the year 2000. Impluvium – a term from ancient Rome – is a courtyard with a water feature. Allowing living space to flow and interact between the indoors and outdoors is something that Tim has pursued not only in his professional experience but also through his extensive travels in Asia and Europe. Voula (his wife) is from Greece and their frequent extended visits to Europe have broadened his appreciation of traditional design developed over generations and how it can be applied in a contemporary context. This foundation has developed not just by visiting as a tourist, but by walking the ancient ruins, traditional villages, contemporary museums and various projects while living there for a few months of the year. Tim also has a number of modern projects as well including Impluvium's new home / office under construction. See www.AllyLocal.com for Impluvium's current projects (Tim also created AllyLocal.com as a business network site). It's not just studying history first hand or experiencing modern buildings, however, Tim has discovered that projects must be inspired by the owner’s life and must also be informed by the context of the site for the project. Instead of presenting something to a client and convincing them that his concept is what they are trying to achieve, Tim draws out the design from the owner’s experiences and travels. This makes the process of design an interactive and educational experience for everyone involved in the project. Architecture is creating something that has meaning and can last. Being an architect is not about handing over a project and moving onto the next one – it is about making sure that the project will be cherished and cared for by its owners and everyone that experiences it for years and even for generations. Give us a call or send us a message to get started on your next project! E-mail: email@example.com / Cell: 925-451-8256
- 3326 Broadway SacramentoCA95817485016
We are dedicated to creating well designed spaces and structures that respond functionally and elegantly to the challenges our clients present. Our project list is as diverse as our clients and each project is given equal respect and painstakingly detailed. We pride ourselves on our relationships with our clients and our ability to exceed their expectations, delivering beautiful structures and spaces on time and on budget. We have established relationships with contractors, fabricators, graphic designers and artisans to provide a truly custom experience in the built environment. We also design and manage the fabrication of site specific furniture and fixtures for many of our projects. We are a full service design firm, handling every aspect of the design process from as-builts, schematics, construction documents and administration including the procurement of goods. Most importantly, we believe in the idea that good design is a necessity, not a luxury.
- 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.
- 1101 Loma Court SonomaCA95476505016
Amy A. Alper, Architect is about to celebrate the 14th Anniversary of her practice, focusing on custom homes, additions and transformative remodels. Her current projects include two estate homes in Calistoga and a hillside home in Sebastopol. A licensed architect for 20 years, Amy has honed her skills working with world class architects on award winning projects such as The Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Carneros Inn in Napa.
- PO BOX 5053 SacramentoCA9581750507
Providing architecture and design services, including interiors and hardscape. My mission is to connect with clients on a personal level, forming bonds that go beyond the project. I embrace collaboration to solve any design challenge, big or small. With over a decade of experience in residential and commercial sectors, I utilize 3D design software (BIM) and provide clients with an immersive virtual reality experience (Google Cardboard) during the design process. This method allows clients to review and approve design solutions as they are made with confidence. This approach also provides a great benefit to the general contractors and sub-contractors and aids in project coordination. My services can including everything required to design a ground home or tenant improvement or can be utilized on an a la carte or retainer (hourly) basis as needed. The hope is that anyone wanting access to an architect, can do so regardless of the budgetary constraints.
- 300 Riviera Circle LarkspurCA94939495016
Eric Layton of Patriarch Architecture specializes in contemporary residential design for a range of home styles. Eric has a reputation for designing homes of quality, warmth, and grace with unique character that blend into the fabric of a community. With an underlying passion for sustainable architecture, his business centers on maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction for home designs of a rich aesthetic on a foundation of broad experience and integrity. Specialties: Progressive yet timeless design styles for unique custom homes •Efficient design/entitlement cycle for projects built within budget and schedule •Architectural, Engineering, Master Planning and Landscape design •New Construction, Re-development, and Urban Infill projects •Efficient navigation of Planning and Building approvals •Floor plan “interventions” – Solving circulation, flow and adjacency conflicts •Sustainable Design, long life-cycle buildings and Zero Net Energy buildings •Sourcing of natural local and renewable materials for healthy buildings •Fast-tracked projects with significant time constraints •Budget analysis at all phases of a project •Project Management of Client-owned developments •Identification and evaluation of residential investment opportunities