Richmond, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 1496 C Solano Avenue AlbanyCA94706495023
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.
- 646 Church Street San FranciscoCA94114-2607505018
Mattingly Thaler Architecture is an architectural, planning and interior design firm with a broad range of projects and experience. Our firm was founded in 1988, and we pursue two key goals: excellence in design and the provision of the highest level of professional service to each client. Our experience includes high quality custom homes throughout Northern California, high schools and middle schools, dormitories, cafeterias and libraries, residential and commercial interiors, retail and office space, galleries, restaurants, office space planning, theaters, and children's playhouses, along with custom cabinetry and a broad range of custom furniture. Our design process is collaborative: we emphasize a close working relationship with our client, the project team and the local community as the project progresses through each phase of the design process. Instead of architecture being valued for its ability to adhere to a single style or for its use of the latest trends, we believe that the richness of each building and the beauty of any space will be found individually, according to the recognition, acknowledgment and response to the desires, needs and aesthetic concerns which are integral to each design and every act of building. Each project is seen as a partnership between the client, the architect and the specific context. While we intend our architecture to work in the world of art, we do not impose pre-conceived solutions or pursue eccentric innovation for its own sake. The design process shapes and is shaped by the client's ideal program, the specific needs for both now and planned for the future, the geographic location of the project and economic constraints placed on the construction. We are dedicated to the resolution of the inherent contradictions in life and to finding a true balance between desires and reality.
- 1A Gate 5 Road Sausalito, CA 94965 SausalitoCA94965495041
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.
- 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, 2016, 2017 and 2019 - in Design, Service, and Client Satisfaction. Your portfolio was voted most popular by the Houzz community.
Specializing in traditional Contemporary and Arts & Crafts design, residential and commercial architecture and Interior design with an emphasis on green & sustainable design, serving the greater Bay area and based in Alameda.
- 350 Rhode Island Street Suite 240, Office 212 San FranciscoCA94103505013
Studio Maven is a full-service architecture firm, located in San Francisco, doing projects all throughout the Bay Area. We handle residential and commercial projects and can provide drawings for pricing, permit, and construction. Our practice is suited to the 21st century client. We can collaborate both in person and online and can produce work in a virtually paperless office. As with many of our projects, we we work toward best practices in resource conservation and efficiency. We believe in working with our clients on a “human level”, accounting for the emotional aspects of a renovation just as much as the technical details. We pride ourselves on customizing an experience that transcends the expectations of our clients, standing with them every step of the process. Our goal is to transform spaces into environments that serve the needs of the inhabitants as much as they please the eye. We believe in taking the time and care to construct custom designs that will delight our clients for years to come.
Todd Jersey Architecture is one of the nation's leading sustainable design firms. Todd and his staff have been leaders in the field of earth-friendly design since 1989. Todd has spent the last 30 years designing and building some of California's most beautiful and sustainable projects including the world's first LEED Gold hotel and the nation's greenest and healthiest indoor pool, the historic Richmond Plunge. As a national leader in the field of sustainable design, Todd Jersey Architecture has completed well over 300 projects. Many of our works have received wide acclaim for excellence in design. Our projects range in size and type from residential remodels and commercial tenant improvements to new hotels, mixed use urban infill and most recently designs for a new transit system. We have experience in almost every imaginable building system from straw and rammed earth to steel and concrete and have equal facility with new construction and historic preservation. Todd Jersey is passionate about both the preservation of historic structures and sustainable design. The blending of these two passions created what is widely acclaimed as one of the nation's best examples of green historic preservation in the award-winning designs for the restoration and renovation of the venerable Richmond Plunge. Having begun an apprenticeship with a master carpenter at the age of 16, Mr. Jersey brings 40 years of experience and expertise to the field of residential design and construction. His innovative sustainable designs for new home and remodeling work have been featured in Sunset and Natural Home magazine. Todd Jersey won a national award for a middle school design done in 1988-1989 while working as a project architect for HMFH Architects in Cambridge, Mass. In the mid-1990's, Mr. Jersey designed the building which now houses Bayhill High School in Berkeley, Calif, one of the early examples of urban ecological design which Todd was pioneering at that time. The mission of the firm is to create projects that optimally support human needs while protecting and enhancing the earth's ecological systems. Prices range from $100,000 and up. Typical residential projects include entire home remodels, entire structure remodel, new residences, accessory dwelling units, multi-family housing, historic preservation and more.
- 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.
- San AnselmoCA9496050508
Goefft Design specializes in interior architecture and environmental graphics. We focus on residential remodels and additions, and small to medium scale commercial interiors and signage systems. With a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon and 17 years experience in corporate, commercial and retail environmental design, Cindy Goefft formed Goefft Design in 1994 to focus on residential remodeling and commercial space design. Her practice includes large-scale house remodels, major and small scale additions, kitchen redesigns, bathroom makeovers, and office and retail spaces. Cindy believes that successful design means fully understanding the needs and aspirations of every client. Classic design principals permeate her work, along with fresh, modern forms. From initial sketch designs to master plans, each project is a unique work with her design sensibility, attention to detail, and love of form, balance and color evident throughout. Prior to Goefft Design, Cindy was Senior Design Director at Addison Design Consultants, a global retail design firm. Preceding Addison, Cindy was Design Director at the Gnu Group where she focused on environmental design. Before moving to the Bay Area, she worked in design at Robert Bailey Design, BGBG Architects, Oregon Health Sciences University and Wm H Neel Architects. Cindy has lived in San Anselmo since 1995 and has years of experience working with the Town Building Department, Planning Commission, and Town Council, as well as the building departments of Larkspur and Marin County. As her teenage children need her less, she happily spends time farming in her large organic kitchen garden, working on her home, hiking, volunteering, cooking and knitting.
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495040
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.
- 1331 7th Street Suite G. BerkeleyCA94710505016
EISENMANN ARCHITECTURE is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through thoughtful design solutions. Stacy Eisenmann received her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, a program based on Bauhaus principals. After completing her own award-winning home in 2005, Stacy launched Eisenmann Architecture with the commitment to help others successfully navigate the process of changing the way they live. Her approach guides clients through the design as partners resulting in architectural languages that can vary significantly between projects. Stacy has served her community as a member of Albany's Planning and Zoning commission, as a member of the American Institute of Architects, and as a contributor to periodicals and trade journals. She lives with her filmmaker husband, two lively daughters, and an equally energized Labrador retriever.
- 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.
- 1029 Heinz Ave BerkeleyCA94710505040
Levitch Associates, Inc. has steadily increased the span of its reputation, with over 1,000 projects built and a body of work that includes residential remodels, complex additions, new homes, light commercial, and industrial projects. Our personal touch, cultivated since 1960, lends itself to the warmth and good nature our clients prefer in their projects. From designing to building your project, we realize the importance of our relationship with you. We pride ourselves in completing any project with skill and seamless grace. As a family-run business, Levitch Associates, Inc. has a rich history with its staff. Comprised of architectural assistants, draftspersons, office personnel, highly skilled carpenter foremen, laborers, and a select group of experienced subcontractors, the staff has increased and diversified since the initial handful of pioneers. In the 1960’s, Edward Levitch and a handful of employees decided to approach architecture in a radical and innovative way. By combining architecture and construction into a single process, they began to practice what is currently known as Integrated Architect-led, Design-Build. For 24 years, Edward Levitch used his extensive experience and inexorable work ethic to cultivate a successful business. In 1984 the firm incorporated and his son Maurice joined the family business in an official capacity. Both Edward and Maurice Levitch are long-standing members of the American Institute of Architects, an organization dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.
- 2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203 San FranciscoCA94110505027
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 18 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.
- 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.