5,314 Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Oakland home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Oakland, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
  • Kelly and Abramson Kitchens

    My foray into architecture started in high school when I decided to expand my family's Santa Barbara home into its...

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  • Garcia Residence

    East Bay's Comprehensive Architects

    Our residential experience includes new custom homes as well as additions and renovations of all types. Homeowner'...

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  • Danville Dining, Kitchen + Deck

    Levitch Associates, Inc. has steadily increased the span of its reputation, with over 1,000 projects built and a b...

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  • Sonoma GreenPointRated Modern House

    East Bay Eco-Friendly Architect 5x Best of Houzz Award Winner

    DNM Architect is a San Francisco Bay Area residential architect that listens to you! We specialize in energy effic...

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  • San Francisco Master Bath Remodel

    Kaplan Architects has over 3 decades experience in new home design and custom home remodels throughout San Francis...

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  • East Bay's Best Established Architecture Firm

    The firm of Ron Bogley Architect-Builder specializes in both architectural plans and design-build of residential p...

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  • Projects ranging from Silicon Valley to Wine Country, from urban San Francisco to open country in Saratoga, bay si...

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  • Holistic Green Architecture Firm Serving the Bay Area

    Saikley Architects is a full-service architecture firm specializing in residential design and historical preservat...

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  • The Studio: We develop adaptive architectural solutions that bridge all aspects of a design problem. Our approach...

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  • Bay Area Residential Architect and Designer Best of Houzz 2013-2017

    Designing homes is our passion. We design unique homes in both traditional and contemporary styles. We listen to y...

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  • With over 30+ years in practice, I work closely with my clients, carefully consolidating their vision, expectation...

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  • Bay Area's Award Winning Architect | 3x Best of Houzz Winner

    Residential Design architect with 30+ years experience creating traditional and contemporary homes. I work with yo...

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  • The East Bay's Modern & Functional Architectural Design Studio

    Mahsa Vanaki Studio is a young design firm in the Bay Area. Their creative solutions turn your homes into beautifu...

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  • Our clients come to us dissatisfied with what is. They have tastes and convictions, budgets and constraints. They...

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  • East Bay's Award-Winning Architectural Firm | 2x Best of Houzz

    Rebecca Schnier Architecture is an award winning Bay Area architectural firm known for our attentiveness to client...

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  • Bay Area Architectural Designer | 4X Best of Houzz Winner

    Here at Impluvium Architecture, our approach to design is that each project is unique and the completed architectu...

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  • We are often asked what it is that makes our firm stand apart from what is admittedly a rather crowded field. When...

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  • Innovative Bay Area Design Firm Best of Houzz 2017 and 2019 Winner

    Eisenmann Architecture is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through t...

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  • Bay Area Architect and Designer- 6x Best of Houzz

    We see every project is a new opportunity to apply our skills, expertise, and experience to guide clients through...

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  • Rebecca Schnier Architecture provides full architectural design services to help homeowners create beautiful, comf...

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  • Bay Area's Adaptable & Fully-Integrated Design + Build Team

    Rooted in the practicalities of construction, our dynamic design process has grown into a practice that emphasizes...

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  • East Bay Design-Build Firm | 6x Best Of Houzz & 2019 Service Award

    A three-generation family business delivering the combined services of architecture and construction. It is with a...

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  • Architect Lorin Hill and associates emphasize pragmatic and creative design solutions to variety of design opportu...

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  • Bay Area's Modern Architecture, Interiors and Landscape Design Studio

    Tierney Conner is an Oakland-based design studio with a reputation for bespoke spaces that blend the fields of arc...

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  • Laura Natkins' architecture practice reflects her commitment to the principle of “just enough” design- pragmatic,...

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  • San Francisco Based Featured Design Firm

    Design What You Love. Ogle Design specializes in creating impactful and personal spaces through inspired design.

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  • Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects partners with residential and commercial clients to realize b...

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  • San Francisco Bay Area's Award Winning Architect | 3x Best of Houzz

    The office of James Hill Architect produces thoughtful, high quality architectural design, sensitive to location i...

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  • Founded on the idea that great architecture should be available to everyone, we work with small business owners, h...

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  • East Bay's Top Collaborative Architect

    San Francisco Bay Area based 3 Lights Design is a residential design collective that specializes in helping client...

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  • | WHO WE ARE | Steve Swearengen has been engaged in architectural practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since 19...

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  • San Francisco Bay Area Architect Best of Houzz 2013-2017!

    Architect Lorin Hill and associates emphasize pragmatic and creative design solutions to a variety of design oppor...

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  • We are a small Berkeley, California architecture firm with a diverse portfolio that includes single- and multi-fam...

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  • The East Bay's Functional Architectural Design Firm I Best of Houzz

    The natural beauty of a landscape is embraced by visually bringing the outdoors in and taking the indoors out. mil...

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Featured Reviews for Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers

Komorous Towey Architects
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Oct 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.”
DNM Architecture
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Dec 31, 2012
“Some of the many things I appreciate about David Marlatt, my architect on a large and fairly complex home project: He is imaginative, personable, calm, prompt, works extremely well with contractors and vendors, delivers designs / changes promptly. Not only an excellent sense of design architecturally, but also for interiors, fixtures, etc. Thorough practical knowledge base and expertise in dealing with the multitude of City / regulatory issues. Everything - design, budgets, timing, etc - is thought through carefully, and from many angles. Thoroughly receptive to client preferences, but will also be directive when needed. As his client, I'm am never in doubt that my interests are his highest priority. Plans and designs are created, stored and presented electronically - in 3D renderings as well as floor plans. Easy for those of us who are 3D-challenged to follow. In my view, outstanding in all areas. I can confidently recommend David without reservation.”
Saikley Architects
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
May 20, 2015
“We worked with Alexandra for a rebuild of our home, upgrading it from a 3bd/1.5 bath to a 4bd/3.5bath while adding a second floor and changing the layout of the house dramatically. We chose Alexandra based on two critical expectations: that she would be good to work with (after all, you spend countless hours with your architect on a very expensive project), and that she would share our philosophy regarding the importance of combining form and function in house design. We were very lucky to have chosen her. Alexandra indeed spent countless hours with us. She paid careful attention to our wishes and needs. She worked patiently through every detail of the house, helping us maximize not only our living space but also important functional aspects of the house. From beautifully located and proportioned stairs to storage for kids backpacks under an entryway bench and built-in cabinets to roof segments and their slopes, everything was thoughtful, detailed, and practical. Alexandra also showed great professional and personal skill in navigating the permitting process, developing a good relationship with the city’s planning department that allowed us to enjoy all the benefits of the zoning code. She was always ready to help and mediate successfully when issues inevitably came up with our contractor. She followed through with everything she said she would in an even, friendly, and professional manner. We are delighted with our home and, truth be told, also take joy in the many compliments we get from anybody who visits our home or even passes by it. Alexandra was wonderful and we can’t recommend her highly enough.”
Dotter & Solfjeld Architecture + Design
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Nov 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.”
Guy Lubroth, Architect
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Dec 29, 2014
“We engaged Architect Guy Lubroth to help us remodel our apartment in San Francisco. He was very professional and thorough in his review of what could be done architecturally. Guy was also very helpful in presenting several alternatives to us. Our remodel is now complete and it is as perfect as we could have wanted. Thanks to Guy's help the HOA approvals went thru easily and the entire experience was good. We can highly recommend Guy Lubroth to anyone considering building or remodeling. Sincerely, Noel Pinto”
Mahsa Vanaki Studio
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Dec 14, 2018
“I am a licensed General Contractor and I got in contact with Mahsa through a mutual friend. We worked together on a loft remodel that took place over the course of a year and was done in three phases. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mahsa. Her ideas and vision were excellent; she made herself available in a very timely fashion for any decisions/changes that had to be made and she was flexible when any alterations to the original plans became necessary. I would highly recommend Mahsa for her ability at her work as well as her easy going attitude.”
Rebecca Schnier Architecture
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jul 22, 2015
“I highly recommend Rebecca Schnier Architecture. Rebecca has done several projects for us, including a 1000sf upper level addition, kitchen and bathroom remodels. The first project was in 2001 and the last one in 2012. She does beautiful design work that is very functional. She asks questions to be sure she understands her clients needs and taste. She offers design options and always has her clients best interests in mind. She is very creative and resourceful in her use of space. She is a pleasure to work with and delivers beautiful results.”
Impluvium Architecture
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Aug 20, 2015
“Impluvium listened to my spiritual desires to create a contemporary space that made guests feel instantly welcome while providing function for everyday life. I described a desire that my home subliminally feel like a space where East meets West. Many visitors comment on how "happy", comfortable, and Zen like my home is. Mission accomplished thanks to Tim Haley! The project involved an extensive remodel of my 3 bedroom/2 bath townhouse inclusive of footprint expansions (addition of ~75 sq. ft.), relocation of all plumbing and electrical, removal of demising wall, new windows, doors and skylights, and creative solutions designed to maximize space. In particular, Impluvium not only designed an aesthetically beautiful ceiling in the great room, but it also provides layers of light for multiple uses at all times of the day and night, functionally it is a chase which delivers the in-home sound system and HVAC system, and it masks the new structural beam required when the demising wall was removed. The accuracy and completeness of Impluvium's design and architectural drawings were instrumental in expediting HOA approvals and permits.”
Eisenmann Architecture
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jun 8, 2016
“I love this firm. They've redesigned my 1923 bungalow house and added a large extension. Several friends of mine have also used Stacy's design services as well and have loved the attention to detail and her caring for their projects. They are award winning and local! Their staff is friendly and efficient. I love Stacy and her team and she gave us a wonderful house to raise our children in. Note that Stacy was a planning and zoning commissioner in Albany for a number of years so knows the building departments in the area well. She's also won kitchen and design contests with her work. I'd highly recommend her and the team.”
Koch Architects - Joanne Koch
Oakland, CA Architects and Building Designers
Jan 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.”
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