5,600 Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers

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  • 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 Oakland area
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  • Best of Houzz winner
    We worked with ODS Architecture for our whole house remodel. We love the final result! The house is now mode...
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    5895 Doyle Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
  • Bay Area's Premier Architect and Designer

    Every one of our projects takes on the client’s needs, the inherent qualities of each site and a sense of environm...

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    5 projects in the Oakland area
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    We are more than delighted with John's design of our brand new house.
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    2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203, San Francisco, CA 94110
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    The Bay Area's Concept-Driven Architectural Design Studio

    Jeremy is detailed-oriented and thorough. He re-designed our living spaces and opened up kitchen and bathroom...
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    1 project in the Oakland 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
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    Bay Area Full Service Architectural StudioBest of Houzz

    We worked with Studio Bergtraun on a home remodel including adding an addition and redesigning interior space...
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    20 projects in the Oakland area
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  • John and his team did a first-rate job designing our home in Sonoma. The house has brought us so much joy and...
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    3246 Seventeenth Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • San Francisco Bay Area's Award Winning Architect | 3x Best of Houzz

    I worked with James a few years back for a moderate-sized home renovation in Bernal Heights. He came recommen...
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    11 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Best of Houzz winner
    I didn't realize what a great job he had done until we moved into our newly remodeled home and experienced how...
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    1505 Bridgeway #128, Sausalito, CA 94965
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    East Bay Architecture & Design Firm 6X Best of Houzz Winner

    It was a pleasure to work with Bill from the very start. We had some unique ideas in mind to build a detached...
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    1 project in the Oakland area
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  • San Francisco Architect Firm: Best of Houzz Service and Design

    John and his team did a first-rate job designing our home in Sonoma. The house has brought us so much joy and...
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    58 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Anat is one of the best professionals we have ever worked with. To summarize my review, she is just plain awes...
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    Please contact for appointment, Los Altos, CA 94024
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    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 Oakland area
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    Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Serving the Bay Area

    We've been in our house for many years and have lots of experience interviewing, selecting, and working with l...
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    7 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Robin is absolutely wonderful to work with!! She is so warm, kind and easy going. After our first meeting I...
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    1155 Meridian Avenue, Suite #207, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Bay Area's Multi-Disciplinary Architectural Design Firm

    We had a terrific experience working with Nielsen Studios on our home remodel. My wife and I wanted to complet...
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  • East Bay's Comprehensive Architects

    Their team developed a good understanding of the project objective and desired outcome (good listeners) and th...
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    7 projects in the Oakland area
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  • 35 years in business
    We found Kaplan Architects on Houzz! We had major design flaws in our existing house and needed to do our re...
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    49 Zoe Street, Suite 10, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • East Bay's Award-Winning Architectural Firm | 2x Best of Houzz

    Rebecca was our architect for a large interior renovation of a kitchen, dining, family area, and half bath. Sh...
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    19 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Bay Area Architect for Custom Designs 3x Best of Houzz

    Steve was the architect for our full house remodel, design period 2012-2013 and construction 2013-2014. He was...
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    15 projects in the Oakland area
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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
  • East Bay's Top Collaborative Architect

    It was such a pleasure to work with Austin. He is knowledgeable, has a great sense of humor, is a good listene...
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    7 projects in the Oakland area
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  • I couldn't say enough to adequately recommend Gast Architects. We started working with Gast shortly after we...
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    355 11th Street, Suite 300, San Francisco 94103
  • Holistic Green Architecture Firm Serving the Bay Area

    Alexandra helped turn an ugly, nasty old kitchen into one that has become my favorite room in the house. She w...
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    28 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Our family has had the good fortune to know and work with Tim, and benefit from his immense talent, over the l...
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    2537 Biltmore Drive, Alamo, CA 94507
  • Bay Area's Award Winning Architect | 3x Best of Houzz Winner

    We hired Guy to draw up plans for our basement renovation project. We have a walk-out basement that we are cre...
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    25 projects in the Oakland area
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  • We hired Carl Hesse to completely gut and overhaul our ranch house. He was amazing in the vision he helped us...
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    900 High Street, Suite Three, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Detail-Focused Architectural Designer in Contra Costa County

    Tim is a great design professional. He listens to his clients, hears the issue, and is able to create a soluti...
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    2 projects in the Oakland area
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  • We purchased our first home in Fairfax, CA in 2018. It was built in the 1950s and was dated with small spaces,...
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    1592 Union Street Suite 133, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Bay Area's Adaptable & Fully-Integrated Design + Build Team

    Tyler and the DDB team are highly professional and compassionate. I had unique site constraints in that I want...
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    16 projects in the Oakland area
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  • Best of Houzz winner
    We highly recommend DMN! David came recommended by a few friends and we couldn't be happier. We knew we wanted...
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    1A Gate 5 Road Sausalito, CA 94965, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • San Francisco Based Featured Design Firm

    I found William Ogle on Houzz almost completely by accident! He contacted with me right away, and patiently wo...
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    12 projects in the Oakland area
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  • If you begin with Louis Sullivan’s “Form Follows Function,” then add a dose of humanity, you have codified the...
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    1499 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Featured Reviews for Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers

Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
November 1, 2012
We worked with Dotter & Solfjeld most recently to design an Italian villa on a hillside in Saratoga, CA. This was actually our third project together as they worked on an expansion and remodel of our previous house in Palo Alto as well. As soon as we bought the lot in Saratoga Russ and Wencke, of D&S, began studying the landscape, spending significant time at different points in the day to intimately understand the light, the views and the flow of the hillside. Russ and Wencke are experts at both exterior and interior architecture and design, and they are an amazing team! Once they felt they knew the property, they spent time with us to understand what we liked and disliked and then began designing our house based largely on Italian building principles of thick walls and simple, yet elegant, construction. D&S involved us in every step of the process and ensured we were completely comfortable with each phase of the design before moving forward. They totally went above and beyond the call of duty by diligently working with our planning department and even one neighbor. They were our advocates with the City and were clearly extremely well respected by everybody they interfaced with. During the building process, D&S worked closely with our contractor and foreman to ensure that the project ran smoothly and stayed on budget. Often times, there is tension between architects and contractors, but our contractor loved working with D&S. Some of our friends have also used D&S to design ultra modern homes...D&S is super versatile and we unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend them.
PENG DESIGN STUDIO
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
June 17, 2020
We cannot recommend Jeremy and his team enough. Our project was a full renovation of our 3 story townhouse, originally built in the mid-80's, and literally everything needed updating. My wife and I thought we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do and how we wanted our renovated house to look, so our original intent was to work closely with our contractor to make all the design decisions on our own. In hindsight, I'm so glad we did not go that route. It didn't take long for us to realize we were in over our heads - as the saying goes "you don't know what you don't know" and that was definitely the case here. If you want a well thought out design, taking both functionality and aesthetics into consideration while ensuring a consistent flow throughout the house, you need an expert. Fortunately for us, we found Jeremy. From our very first interaction we were impressed not just with Jeremy's knowledge and experience in design, but also the importance he placed on getting to know our tastes, priorities, and the outcome we wanted. Over the course of our project we never felt pressured to make a decision that we weren't comfortable with or that we felt didn't fit our needs. That said, Jeremy had many insights and suggestions that frankly we would not have thought of that significantly improved the final result. For example, a small tweak to our first floor design netted us noticeably more room in our kitchen, giving us more cabinet and counter space, as well as improving the flow of traffic. Jeremy is also quite knowledgeable and resourceful. Having him work closely with us in all our material selections - lighting, floors, fixtures, tile, paint, etc. made all the difference. What would have seemed overwhelming became a manageable and coordinated process. He knows which features, brands, qualities to look for. He can also tell you which decisions are important, and which not as much so. This helped us focus on important decisions and not sweat the small stuff. Lastly, Jeremy is a true design professional. He worked seamlessly with our contractors to make sure they understood and followed through with our designs. Detailed and highly professional plans, e.g., RCP, floor plans, elevations, renderings, etc. exceeded our expectations and were very much appreciated by ourselves as well as our contractor. It takes all the guesswork and ambiguity out of the execution, as should be the case. They're also extremely helpful when visiting showrooms - we were often asked how we created the plans or who made them for us. And, Jeremy was always accessible to provide feedback and suggestions 'on the fly', providing a quick sketch or rendering to help us make decisions in real-time. Bottom line, you can tell when someone has a real passion for what they do, and Jeremy has a passion for design. He is a pleasure to work with and he knows what he's doing - I would not hesitate for a moment to hire him for your project.
Studio Bergtraun AIA
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
February 5, 2014
My wife and I have one of the most beautiful and functional kitchens in all of California thanks to Studio Bergtraun. Somehow, Alex managed to make a 13X13 space into a perfect kitchen for us and we have enjoyed it every day. His creativity and ability to see the big picture is something that we really appreciated. After two years of enjoying our kitchen, we wouldn't change a single thing Alex recommended.
James Hill Architect, AIA
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
March 10, 2013
I have work with Jim on a few of his project as a general contractor. Jim is amazing in the way he provides thorough details and continuity of meeting notes and feedback. I would work with Jim anytime and I would recommend his service to anybody who needs a great architect.
Wm. F. Holland/Architect
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
March 23, 2012
We spent two years with Bill Holland, the first conceptualizing ideas for a major remodel of our 1916 Craftsman style house, the second in construction. We loved working with Bill and today appreciate his talents as we enjoy living in our evolved home. Bill is a gifted architect – able to visualize the design and construction of a three dimensional space in his mind’s eye, and then communicate his vision to clients in an understandable way. We wanted more openness and access from the rear of our house to our back yard. The result is stunning – truly an indoor/outdoor living space. Upon the completion of our project, Bill and we were honored to win an award from the City of Piedmont for the Best Outdoor Living Area in 2011.
John Lum Architecture, Inc. AIA
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
April 3, 2011
We used John Lum Architecture for the complete remodel of ~1000 sq ft in San Francisco. John and team were fantastic to work with. Very creative yet good at listening to our thoughts and integrating our ideas. They understand how to both design a gorgeous contemporary space while still keeping it comfortable and livable. We depended on them with a lot of design detail recommendations such as fixtures, paint, tiles and they always had great suggestions that made the process much simpler and easy to manage. They are very professional, extremely responsive and timely. There were no surprises during the entire process including on deadlines and budgets. I would strongly recommend them.
Mikiten Architecture
Oakland, 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.
studio M MERGE
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
June 22, 2016
Andrea designed a complete backyard remodel for us that involved extensive grading, hardscape and landscaping. The job turned out even better than expected and we constantly get accolades on the design. She chose the plants beautifully and 5 years out the yard looks better than ever and the plants have maintained and grown in even with restricted water use. I would highly recommend her and we plan to use her services again!
Nielsen Studios
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
September 2, 2015
Timerie Gordon of Nielsen Studios just did the interior design for our new company store, Annieglass on Santana Row. Her ability to recreate our vision in physical form while inputting her own style resulted in a space more beautiful than we could have imagined.
Komorous Towey Architects
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
October 26, 2015
We hired Komorous Towey Architects to do a total remodel of our home. This involved a total reorganization of the living space; a teardown of most of the house to the foundation; a major increase in square footage of the home; and a functional design of all of the rooms. The house is spectacularly beautiful and incredibly functional. We have raised our children in the remodeled home; have used the house for our home office; and have regularly entertained our extended family and friends in the home. We couldn't ask for a more attractive and comfortable place to live.
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