5,337 Marin City, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 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". The Firm is located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
- 616 Main Street SausalitoCA94965475014
Urrutia Design has been working in the design and development business for over 20 years, focusing mainly on major renovations with homeowners at a local, national and international level. We've been extensively involved in resort planning in the United States and abroad. Our office includes Interior and Exterior Design, Planning, Architecture (Interior Architecture), Project Submittals, Landscape Design, Project Management and Furniture & Accessory Fabrication. As a company we are passionate about our work and our commitment to our clients. We always try to maintain a proper balance between a client's design vision and our own vision. We are constantly trying to push the boundaries of style while maintaining a level of sensitivity to the original design aesthetic of each home. We are also keenly aware of the importance of connecting interior and exterior spaces in a visual, physical and design sense. Urrutia Design looks forward to a bright design future, doing interesting work with great people and working on properties full of character and potential. We look forward to talking with you about your project! --Urrutia Design
- 495 Miller Avenue Mill ValleyCA9494150503
Studio 300A Architecture is primarily focused on design coherence and in place-making. We don’t believe that buildings are stand-alone products to be placed on the land, rather they are a highly responsive occurrence that is a unique and unrepeatable result of the people who shape and use them, the climate, terrain and the community they continually interact with. We are striving for "somewhereness". This may sound a bit heady or theoretical, but the feeling of a well designed building is quite the opposite; it’s a very primal, solid and visceral experience—and when it’s a part of one’s daily life it can’t help but to underscore the importance of that life. One other thing that is important to us is the notion that good design is not so closely linked with big budgets. In fact, as the years pass we can often see an inverse relationship between the two. Though based in Marin County, CA, we are focused most in small houses through modest means.
- 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.
- 1290 Lincoln Ave. San RafaelCA94901505025
Thompson Studio Architects, located in San Rafael & The Sea Ranch, is a partnership led by Doug & David Thompson. The partners work closely with our clients, nurturing the design process, exploring new ways to live and work, while creating wonderful buildings. The studio environment establishes a collaborative approach to design. The exploration of a project becomes a journey of discovery from which the building evolves as an expression of the efforts & insights of the whole project team. Thompson Studio Architects believes that buildings are living entities where daily activity, seasonal change, & evolving uses coexist with the values & ideas held by the owner. Thompson Studio Architects aspires to build a legacy of exemplary projects and happy clients. The studio was established in 1987 as an outlet for the creative talents of the partners, brothers Doug & David Thompson. Working together for more than thirty years, the brothers provide design services ranging from custom home design & residential renovations to commercial projects while holding positions with two of San Francisco’s more prestigious architecture firms. Doug spent 9 years as a project architect & designer with William Turnbull Associates, and David was an associate & principal designer with House + House Architects for over 11 years. In 1994 the studio evolved into a full-service business with a more recent focus on custom residential, mixed-use commercial and commercial roll-out. Recently relocating the office from San Francisco to San Rafael & The Sea Ranch, the firm provides a full range of services that include: •Master planning •Feasibility studies •Site analysis •Building design & traditional full architectural services •Interior design, custom furniture, and lighting design •Specialty material & equipment procurement •Close-of-construction coordination •Post construction and user services Thompson Studio Architects finds that successful projects are derived from high-quality design, as well as from the knowledge and integration of the technical aspects of the project. Attending to these aspects of the work begins with the programming stage and is carried through to every detail. From inception, detailed, hands-on management determines the success of the project. Doug & David take on active management roles, utilizing highly refined management and quality control techniques.
- 1A Gate 5 Road Sausalito, CA 94965 SausalitoCA94965495042
DNM Architecture is a San Francisco Bay Area based firm with a passion for creating captivating spaces for the home as well as the community. Residential work is the foundation of our practice. Whether a green, modern home in Sonoma, a hillside house in Hillsborough, a cutting edge expansion near Noe Valley or a traditional remodel in Presidio Heights, your home is uniquely about YOU, your dreams and your requirements. Our residential portfolio speaks to our capability and experience, but also our firm's versatility and a capacity to listen and craft unique solutions. We pride ourselves on being “advocates for the building.” We begin each project by listening (and we never stop). We analyze the site, functional requirements, budget and other opportunities and constraints. We add our own experience and expertise, balancing the competing challenges of function, style, budget, codes, context, schedule, energy efficiency, and dozens of other considerations. We work collaboratively with the entire project team to insure that the project meets our clients’ immediate and long-term goals. With experience in LEED and Green Point Rated projects, DNM Architecture strongly advocates green, sustainable, energy-efficient building materials and methods as a means of reducing the energy required to construct and operate buildings. Education & Public Work represents a special opportunity to give back to our community. We work with your administration to find practical, timely architectural solutions that advance your mission and accommodate growth. Our design services do not stop at the building skin. We design custom Furniture and Details that meet your needs and budget. These pieces of furniture - some custom made for clients and some prototypes - illustrate our attention to detail and ability to be creative problem solvers at any scale.
MW Design is a full-service studio specializing in residential design within an assorted and distinguishing collection of styles. Drawing on a diverse career spanning 20 years, Matthew has strived to create buildings of enduring character that accommodate current lifestyles and seamlessly incorporate modern building technologies. MW Design employs a variety of drawing, rendering, and computer modeling techniques to assist clients in visualizing their designs. A superior understanding of the project allows for informed decisions about the projects’ scope, material selections, budgeting, etc. In addition to an experienced and dedicated in-house staff, the firm maintains a network of talented landscape architects, interior decorators, engineers, specialized consultants, contractors, craftsmen and artisans whose experience is called upon as required for each project.
- 643 Webster St. Palo AltoCA94301495017
Winner: Best of Houzz 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 Jennifer Lee, Assoc. AIA, has a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon and has worked as a designer and project manager in architecture firms in Oregon and California for 25 years. She currently is a sole proprietor of Bay Area Designs, a residential design firm based in Palo Alto, specializing in new and remodeled homes with a "warm-modern" aesthetic. Jennifer is capable of completing the whole house design from schematics through permitting. She is a Certified Green Building Professional with Build It Green and an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
- 2530 10th Street BerkeleyCA94710505010
Raumfabrik Architecture & Interiors is a boutique firm specializing in remodel and new construction of custom homes. We welcome any project from simple kitchen and bathroom remodels to new construction of single family homes, as well as smaller scale, design focused projects from any sector.
- 355 11th Street, Suite 300 San Francisco94103505040
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.
- Modern Architecture Marin County, Historic Renovation,Interiors, Landscape Design Belvedere CA 94920 and Cape Ann MA 0193094920505010
Daniel Hunter, AIA Susan Hunter Interiors Modern Architecture, Interiors, Lighting Design and Landscape Design. Mid Century modern experts. Daniel Hunter, AIA has been a Practicing Architect working nationally and internationally. His focus now is on Modern Residential Architecture New Homes, Renovation and Additions. Daniel is a Registered Architect in California and Massachusetts. Hunter Architecture Ltd. has an active practice in Marin County California and with residential projects ongoing in Belvedere &Tiburon, Santa Venetia, Sonoma CA The practice has two distinct thrust: the renovation of architecturally significant homes & designing new Modern homes that are at the forefront of carbon neutral design. Of particular interest is "Floating Dreams" the Modern Floating Home in Sausalito that will soon be Featured in DWELL Magazine. Also of note is Moongate across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.Moongate was originally built in 1907 for the daughter of Valentine Rey, one of the original developers of Belvedere. Daniel undertook a complete restoration, expansion and upgrade of the home and gardens. The project was completed in 2003. The home has been recognized by the Belvedere/ Tiburon Landmarks society for its architectural and historic significance. Community Service: Daniel served on the Belvedere Planning Commission for 6 years (December 1998-November 2004). During his 3 years as Chairman, he helped guide numerous architects and owners through the complicated discretionary Design Review process. Daniel has been retained by the City of Belvedere as a Consulting Architect reviewing and critiquing designs prior to submittal to the Planning Commission. He has also participated as an Architectural Consultant on the City of Belvedere committee to oversee the historic renovation of the Belvedere City Hall designed by noted Bay Area Architect, Albert Farr. He has also served on the committee to mitigate construction impact, served as an organizer in support of the Upper Beach Road under grounding project, and provided pro bono design services for t Parks and Recreation department projects in Community Park. Serving CA Communities such as Ross, Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Rafael, Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena, Healdsburg .
- Address Upon Request Mill ValleyCA94941505011
Gregory Dedona founded his architectural practice in Mill Valley, CA in 1989 after receiving his California licensure. For over 25 years Greg has been serving local residents and project developers primarily in Marin County, as well as in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, and Los Angeles. Greg's commitment to quality design and high level of thorough service has earned him a loyal client base and a reputation for ability and integrity. Throughout the years he has built a team of experienced professionals including civil and geotechnical engineers, land surveyors, and building contractors. Greg is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, School of Environmental Design - B.A. in Architecture. His design philosophy is rooted in a contextual approach to each project site by shaping the client's program needs and fitting the design solution to the surroundings. He is not characterized by any one style, being adaptable to stylistic genres of traditional eras or modern contemporary influences. His abilities range beyond design, incorporating problem solving, management, and leadership skills into every project. Greg is committed to implementing Sustainable Design and Green Building practices in all his work. Greg served for over 12 years on the Tam Design Review Board, a planning review body appointed by the Board of Supervisors for the unincorporated Mill Valley areas of Marin County, and was Chair for nearly half his term. He is active volunteering in his community as a scout leader, and as a youth sports coach with his son and daughter. Gregory Dedona offers a wide range of architectural design and consultation services. Whether your needs are for full service project design and documentation from concept to completed construction, or simple construction feasibility consultation, Greg can provide all levels of service to suit your needs.
- 1308 McAllister Street San FranciscoCA9411550508
Design matters. Anna Molina and Julia Pellegrini create beauty to make your space come alive. We are multi-award-winning architecture and interior design professionals who have collectively been working in the industry for 40 years. We have a passion for creating modern residential and hospitality spaces infused with timelessness that become the fabric of our lives. Our approachable, down-to-earth personalities coupled with our refined design expertise lends itself to a pleasurable process and custom projects that clients love. "It's really about how a space feels. Good design means walking into a room and feeling something." Anna and Julia first worked together a decade ago in San Francisco and were reunited working on a project in late 2017. Three months later we joined forces to create a full-service architecture and interior design firm, complete with a client wait list. We are also practicing artists who believe beauty and function can coexist, it's in our firm's DNA. "Beauty and art are all around us, we just need to know how to see it and create it." ANNA MOLINA, PRINCIPAL is an acclaimed interior designer, and for the past 20 years she has worked in the architecture industry designing and creating environments for residential, hospitality and corporate clients. Her eclectic style is driven by the philosophy that each space tells a story. Growing up in Europe and the United States, she graduated from the Berkeley College and has been based in New York City and San Francisco. Anna brings an international perspective and understanding of today's world to her work. She creates simple, functional, and unique spaces. JULIA PELLEGRINI, PRINCIPAL is an accomplished architect and interior designer who brings a distinct vision and attention to detail to her projects. Design is a way of life for her, and her passion is creating spaces where memories are made. Her love for modern design combined with her classical training lends itself to her signature timeless style. She contributes thoughtful, fresh ideas that work. "A design is complete when nothing can be taken away or added." Julia received her BArch from the University of Notre Dame and is a registered architect in California. She is a LEED AP and holds a NCARB certificate. Julia effortlessly combines crisp architecture and custom interiors to create a singular design narrative. "Design must live well." We love realizing clients' aspirations.
- 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.
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495041
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.