El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 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.
- 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.
- 1029 Heinz Ave BerkeleyCA94710505040
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.
Laura Natkins' architecture practice reflects her commitment to the principle of “just enough” design- pragmatic, preferably simple, with character and style and above all, uniquely fitting. Laura seeks solutions that fit the client, the context, the budget, and the environment. Regardless of size, each project receives Laura's personal attention; in fact, small changes that have a big impact are her specialty; building less is the greenest solution.
- 49 Zoe Street, Suite 10 San FranciscoCA94107495022
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.
- 825 Washington Street, Suite 204 OaklandCA94607505013
San Francisco Bay Area Based 3 Lights Design is a residential and commercial design collective that specializes in helping clients identify their core beliefs and values and creating beautiful, highly functional designs that reflect those core beliefs and values. We believe that it is our duty as designers to know your beliefs and values so that we can become advocates what you want. We also recognize that everyone involved in the process, including contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and other specialists each have their own unique lens on the world. We therefore do all that we can to empower and appreciate everyone involved in the process, thereby infusing the project with the best each valued member has to offer. We love designing harmonically proportioned structures, using a wide variety of materials including green and recycled products, harnessing the beauty and power of natural light, and creating environments that aid the occupants in bringing their own creative gifts into the world.
- 36 Panoramic Way BerkeleyCA9472048507
New Avenue is a project management, architecture and construction company. The company has over 1,500 architects and builders in that have worked on 350+ projects and $100 million in total value. Architects and contractors typically have over 20 years of experience and provide the highest level of service in the industry. Our average project finishes within 8% of the contract price. Half of the increase is from voluntary choices where owners choose nicer products. The other half are problems that we encounter. That happens on every job and containing overages to such a small degree starts with great design and finished with great management. Anyone can start a project on the New Avenue site and meet with one of our local architects or contractors.
I work with local homeowners in the Bekeley/Albany/Oakland area who wish to add living space or remodel their homes to accommodate their growing families and changing lifestyles. My goal is to provide personal service at a reasonable price while working with my clients to achieve creative, elegant solutions regardless of site or budget limitations.
- 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.
- 1175 Folsom Street San FranciscoCA9410350509
etA is a full-service architecture office focused on residential and commercial projects throughout the Bay Area. Working collaboratively with each client, etA creates unique architectural designs that respond to context, function and budget. Expressing the essence of materials, light and space, etA creates high-quality, well-crafted designs. Permitting experience, attention to detail, and follow-through during construction distinguish etA and result in successful built projects. Please contact us to schedule a complementary meeting to discuss our design process, full portfolio, and the construction and permitting process.
- 60 Rausch Street #103 San FranciscoCA9410348509
Working primarily on single family dwellings and remodelings, I enjoy working with people intimately connected with the buildings that they commission. As a consequence, many of my clients feel that their buildings originate from themselves and are thus authentic. I enjoy working on projects situated throughout the diverse landscape of the Bay Area, from dense urban settings to smaller towns to more rural settings. And I am challenged by the variety of social and political circumstances that the effort to built presents. I was trained as an architect and as a social psychologist. I am also a film maker of documentaries focused on the history and evolution of landscapes and buildings. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://lymarch.com/videos_here.html">http://lymarch.com/videos_here.html</a>
- 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.
- 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.
- 2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203 San FranciscoCA94110505027
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 15 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.