Fairfax, CA Architects and Building Designers
HDA is a well renowned, dynamic firm with an unusually diverse range of experiences. Our success has been based upon innovative solutions that come from thoughtfully responding to our client, the project constraints and to the inspiration of the context. The firm integrates a very broad background into each project with the knowledge that the most fulfilling design is in the poetic resolution of a set of spatial needs. The success of HDA projects is based upon an open approach where design develops and evolves through a rich process. Sketches, models, 3D imagery and diagrams all form sources of inspiration and communication essential to realizing a project's full potential. Clients are afforded the opportunity to engage the design process through an approachable way. We customize the meetings and presentations in whatever speaks most clearly to them.
- San FranciscoCA9410845508
Verner Architects is a small residential architecture firm dedicated to creating beautiful spaces through a highly collaborative design process with our clients. Originally founded in Philadelphia in 2006, the firm has since gained significant experience on both the East and West Coast, specializing in a modern and contextual aesthetic.
- 249 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. San AnselmoCA9496050504
Essential Habitat Architecture is a Northern California based architecture firm dedicated to sustainable construction implemented through the Passive House standard. Our focus is efficient, healthy, comfortable, successful and beautiful buildings. Our skill set spans technical aspects of building science and construction to the art of design.
- 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.
- 30 Caledonia Street SausalitoCA94965495013
Couture Architecture is a San Francisco Bay Area based collaboration of architecture, interior design and fabrication. Principal, Scott Couture – architect and licensed contractor, has woven the individual disciplines of design, fabrication and construction to create a sinuous design-build experience. Skilled in the fabrication of numerous materials including metals, glass, concrete and wood, Couture Architecture can draw from an exciting pallet of rich materials to create unique expressions for our clients. From beginning to end, clients are highly encouraged to become part of the design and fabrication process. This involvement innately embeds an inner connectivity and understanding between our clients and their projects. Couture Architecture is a full service architectural firm and licensed contractor providing feasibility studies, architectural and interior design, permit drawings, construction monitoring and project management. Scott Couture, AIA has been practicing architecture for two decades by custom tailoring spaces and environments for his clients. Scott Couture emphasizes creating designs by employing an expressive minimalism to create unique spaces infused with attention to light, texture and detail. Applying a pragmatically creative design philosophy and paying careful attention to the unique personalities and needs of our clients promotes the design of spaces that are innately connected aesthetically, spatially and functionally to the client’s they serve.
- 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.
- 523 Francisco Street San FranciscoCA94133505017
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.
- 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.
- 1648 Pacific Ave, Suite B San FranciscoCA94109495010
Feldman Architecture is an award-winning residential design practice recognized for creating warm, light-filled spaces that are site-sensitive and carefully detailed. Highly collaborative in nature, the firm approaches design as a dialogue between client, design team and site. Each project is an opportunity to create an innovative solution that is relevant to the project environs and tailored to a clients' specific needs. The studio's culture is also informal and non-hierarchical; members of the small firm work with clients in an engaging, shared process to find smart and sustainable solutions. Closely guiding projects from design through construction, designers and project managers are deeply involved in research and probing the parameters of a project. Strong alliances with consultants, builders and artisans contribute to carefully informed design decisions and result in fully realized projects with conceptual clarity and precise detailing.
- 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!
- 1496 C Solano Avenue AlbanyCA94706495022
Our clients come to us dissatisfied with what is. They have tastes and convictions, budgets and constraints. They live in neighborhoods as well as houses. They envision a more workable life. We have the skill to transform challenging spaces into living solutions. We’re practical, realistic, honest. We ask a million questions: How do you want to live? What do you need? Working together, we free up possibility. We capture your dream and give it dimension. The process is often as beautiful as the result.
- 1155 Meridian Avenue Suite 208San JoseCA95125495033
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch Studio, Inc., is a full-service architectural design studio that can help you plan your design project from beginning to end. We specialize in custom residential remodels, additions, and brand new construction. Please check out my website www.archstudioinc.com for more information. Best of Houzz 2014, 2015 and 2016 - in Design, Service, and Client Satisfaction. Your portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.
- 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
- 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.