5,733 El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers

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  • Best of Houzz winner
    We have enjoyed our remodeled kitchen for a few years now. Excellent workmanship and well-designed. Levitch &...
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    1029 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Orange County's Experienced, Creative and Innovative Architect

    From the simplest of remodels to the most challenging and complex, the goal of our firm is a final product that ex...

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  • Stacy, Amber, and Jos were great to work with on a substantial remodel of our 1964 mid-century modern home tha...
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    1331 7th Street Suite G., Berkeley, CA 94710
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    Bay Area Architect and Designer- 7x Best of Houzz

    We are so happy we hired Koch architects for our major remodel of our mid century home. Joanne’s aesthetic an...
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    10 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Eugene was attentive to our requests, understood our vision and respectful of our budget. We went back and for...
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    1000 South Winchester Blvd., San Jose, CA 95128
  • Bay Area Award Winning Architect with an Emphasis on Universal Design

    Competence, diligence, and honesty -- anyone who has the opportunity to work with Mikiten Architecture is in f...
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    13 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Steve was the architect for our full house remodel, design period 2012-2013 and construction 2013-2014. He was...
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    825 Page St., Suite 203, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • The East Bay's Most Helpful Architect & Building Designer

    Jeffrey has been great to work with! He is professional and prompt. Very honest and works diligently to make m...
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    15 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Laura did an excellent job both with the design of our major remodel/addition, and with shepherding the projec...
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    Berkeley, CA 94707
  • Leading Contra Costa County Architect

    Doug had designed a few home additions and separate Studio Offices in our local neighborhood and we heard that...
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    7 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • From the start New Avenue Homes made my life easier - Helping to understand city permitting and inspection n...
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    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • South Orange County Premier Architect & Designer -Best of Houzz 2017

    We are so impressed with Studio 6 Architects. They designed our custom craftsman-style home in the winter of...
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  • Orange County's Contemporary Luxury Architecture Firm

    We are a husband and wife team specializing in contemporary custom homes and interior architecture. We focus on fu...

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  • Excellent team of young professionals! James worked with both the city and myself and got us the result we nee...
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    Berkeley, CA 94709
  • "San Francisco Bay Area Innovative Architect | Best of Houzz 2020"

    We had a great experience working with Megan on master suite addition. Megan was easy to work with. She listen...
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    8 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Contra Costa County Leading Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2017!

    Mark checked with the city for the latest building codes and provided the drawings on time. Mark would answer...
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  • Robin and her team designed our project in Redwood City and we are thrilled about how they understood our brie...
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    1155 Meridian Avenue, Suite #207, San Jose, CA 95125
  • The East Bay Architectural Design Firm

    We just finished a huge project with Baran to build two big houses in Oakland. They designed the houses, did t...
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    24 projects in the El Cerrito area
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    Orange County Architects and Designers | Best of Houzz 2015-2020

    I hired Foxlin to design four contemporary duplexes in San Clemente. They are exceptional, especially with mod...
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  • I can strongly recommend Howard for his fine design, the city permit approvals he obtained, his on-site visits...
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    Albany, CA 94706
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    Bay Area Architecture & Interiors | New Homes & Major Transformations

    We worked with ODS Architecture for our whole house remodel. We love the final result! The house is now mode...
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    23 projects in the El Cerrito area
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    Best of Houzz Award-Winning East Bay Architect

    We worked with Kenny to remodel our kitchen in 2018. It included taking out a wall and designing an open kitch...
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    21 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • From our initial engagement with David at Toy House 3D Rendering until the receipt of our final drawings, we w...
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    EL CERRITO, CA 945303734
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    San Francisco's Innovative Architect & Building Design Firm

    Very pleased with the work done by MDD (principally by Javier Medina) on our detached garage/accessory dwellin...
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    9 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • etA Architecture designed our Sausalito house remodel - and we have been absolutely ecstatic with the results!...
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    1175 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Contra Costa County's Leading Professional Architect

    Offering and expert synergy of technical knowledge, artistic design and a client-focused philosophy along with 16+...

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    2 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Glenn Lym provided the inspiration, technical advice, and guidance necessary for the creation of an office/ret...
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    60 Rausch Street #103, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Bay Area Residential Architect and Designer | 7x Best of Houzz

    We had several miracles that occurred during the timeframe of building our new house and we count working with...
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    9 projects in the El Cerrito area
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  • Eric has an incredibly good reputation and is great to work with. Check out his Houzz portflio and you will se...
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    300 Riviera Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
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    OC's Leader in Drafting & Design Services Best of Houzz 2017-2019-2020

    Working with Dave was very easy! He took the time to listen to what we wanted. He truly is VERY talented!! We...
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  • Best of Houzz winner
    We loved working with Kathy and Jeff. We hired Sogno to design our second floor home addition and they were f...
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    1496 C Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
  • Orange County Award Winning Architectural Firm9x Best of Houzz Winner

    It was a pleasure working with Frank designing our home at The Hideaway in La Quinta, CA. From conceptual draw...
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  • Craig is excellent! We hired him to help us with a remodel that turned into a complete rebuild of a home origi...
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    1592 Union Street Suite 133, San Francisco, CA 94123
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    Los Angeles & Orange County's Most Recognized Design-Build Firm

    Exceptionally high quality work. Worked with me extensively from initial design (with many changes along the w...
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Featured Reviews for El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers

Koch Architects - Joanne Koch
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
January 29, 2014
“I just completed a complete remodel of my San Francisco Edwardian flat and build out my basement. Joanne and her staff did a fantastic job. It started out as a kitchen bath remodel, but once the design process started expanded to include every room as we discussed how different spaces would be used and what I didn't like about the current space after living with it for 20yrs. Might as well do it right! Joanne's attention to detail, listening, and high ethical standards are unmatched. She would listen in the meetings and ask questions then come back with some ideas and sketches to get my reaction. She knew what I wanted without me even knowing it. She was also sensitive to the project budget which was important. I was able to complete the project within my budget. She was also key to working with the general contractor. She brought with her experience in projects of my scope / scale and working with different contractors and even her own remodel. This helped immensely. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Koch Architects again.”
Mikiten Architecture
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
August 30, 2014
“We hired Erick Mikiten as the project architect for a major kitchen remodel and some ancillary work on the entrance porches to the house in 1994/95. We wanted to expand the kitchen, remodel the interior to include new cabinets and an island, provide a new seating area in an addition at the rear of the house, and improve what was then an awkward connection between the kitchen and a rear bedroom. Erick came up with a very creative solution to the space constraints in the existing kitchen that resulted in a much more spacious kitchen with a larger island than we had anticipated. The addition on the rear of the house not only provided a seating area with views into the rear garden that we use on a daily basis, but included a very attractive raised ceiling and exterior architecture that continue to receive admiring comments from friends and visitors almost 20 years later. Erick's firm also recommended a new color scheme for the exterior of the house, which we adopted. Even now, from time to time complete strangers stop by to ask about the specifications of the paint colors because they find it so attractive and are considering doing something similar. Throughout the project Erick made great efforts to understand what we were looking for and present alternative options to achieve this, going through multiple iterations of the design as we refined the concept together, then producing a final design that satisfied our budget constraints. During construction, Erick visited the site on a regular basis and worked closely with the contractor to make sure that the work was being done in conformance with the design.”
Rexford Design
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
February 11, 2016
“I hired Jeff to develop plans for me on a house I was flipping in west Oakland. He is the best designer/Builder I have worked with. Jeff drew the plans and made everything ready for me to bring to the city for permits, Oakland gave me no problems and accepted his plans with no review saving me time and money. His expertise with design software not only makes for a better finished product, but also moves the process along very quickly. He brought me through the design process with him on (Go to meeting). Where I was able to give feedback and make some input right from my own iPad, pretty cool process. I highly recommend Rexford Design and will be using his services on my next project!”
DOUGLAS A. MCQUILLAN - ARCHITECT
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
March 26, 2013
“Doug remodeled and re-built our Cape Cod style house in Lafayette, and did a fabulous job. His design was true to the original style of the house, and yet made a reality of our vision to update and enhance the original. The kitchen was featured on the Lafayette kitchen tour. His detail work is extraordinary. I have heard of design professionals who are difficult to work with, but Doug is the opposite. He was very patient with us, and coordinated well with everyone else on the job (interior designer, contractor, subs). He is very efficient, which means that his fees were extremely reasonable. All the above is why a number of the most elegant homes in Lafayette were done by Doug.”
Studio 6 Architects
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
October 10, 2013
“I highly recommend Studio 6 Architects both from a professional and a personal point of view. As an interior designer, I have worked with Studio 6 on many projects from concept to completion. Rob & Brian's designs are well thought out, beautiful and meets the client's needs. They are professional and easy to work with. Unlike other architects who may create plans and that is the end of it, Rob & Brian are involved throughout the entire project. They are also very good at create a design to meet the client's budgetary restraints. As a homeowner, my husband and I hired Studio 6 to design our dream home for us. What impressed me most was how much they really listened to us. They incorporated everything from the big things like room locations to the little things like the overall "feel" we were trying to achieve. Also, Rob & Brian did a phenomenal job of adding interest to every area of the home, both inside and out. Interesting repeating arches in the hallways, a large niche under the covered loggia, an exterior that looks wonderful from all four sides. In my opinion, this is what mades a good architecture firm. I whole-heartedly recommend Studio 6 Architects.”
ROST Architects
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
October 29, 2018
“Currently working with this team on a third residential project. With each project, they have consistently delivered great design esthetic while keeping an eye on the budget.”
CB Architecture + Design
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
April 17, 2015
“Megan transformed a tired 1960's ranch-style into a beautiful home. We had struggled for many years with how to replace an outdated railing separating a long hallway from the sunken living room. Megan came up with a shelf design that was both beautiful and practical. She turned a dark panelled kitchen into a light, airy heart of the home. Megan brings architectural savvy and a fine attention to detail -- the style and position of every light, the type of plumbing fixture, the loveliest tile and backsplash, the handles on the kitchen cabinets, the most durable and beautiful wood floor. She accompanied us in selecting these items. Most of all, Megan is a great -- and fun!--person to work with. She listens, provides options, is always on time and stays within budget. She helped us develop the criteria for selecting a contractor, assisted us with interviews, all of which enabled us to select a contractor who fit our needs and budget. In summary, Megan is not only a skilled designer, but a highly effective project manager.”
Mark Molinar
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
May 4, 2016
“We worked with Mark to design our new home. He spent the time with us to understand what we wanted. He incorporated our needs and requirements into various plan options and provided us with information on costs, pros and cons, etc. We had a very complicated project - Mark took the initiative to lead us through the planning a design process, acting at times as a project manager and presenting the plan to the city, other engineers and representing us when needed. He was very easy to work with and very professional. Building a custom home has significant challenges - Mark's help was instrumental in getting the project completed on time.”
Baran Studio Architecture
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
March 24, 2013
“We have worked with Baran Studio on five new construction homes and many rehabs/remodels. He is a professional in every way - creative, easy to communicate with, honest, knowledgeable, responsive and quick. What I have been most impressed with over the years, is his ability to design and build to each site's / client's needs without ever subjugating the art of the design.”
FoxLin Architects
El Cerrito, CA Architects and Building Designers
December 2, 2013
“My husband and I worked with FoxLin Architects on our custom ground up home in Carlsbad (north of San Diego), California and we would very highly recommend them. The home is now complete and it is remarkable down to the last detail. We felt like our values were always considered and we had countless conversations about even the smallest of details from paint colors to the cabinetry handles. At times we questioned the proposals and in the end we could see and now can understand their vision. Juintow and Michael are both very talented, innovated and experienced architects, designers, and project managers who can easily show many iterations on the computer as well as obtain countless physical samples of tiles, stain samples etc. This level of personal dedication and attention to detail is what constantly put us at ease on the design of our new home. 
 The bottom line is that we count on them for envisioning designs and that is also what set them apart from others. It is also worth mention that they were always grounded enough to understand our budget and make not only beautiful, but also realistic proposals. Again, we are highly recommending FoxLin Architects to anyone who wants a bit more than norm.”
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