San Leandro, CA Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a San Leandro 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 San Leandro, CA interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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East Bay Full-Service Architectural Design Firm
Full architectural services emphasizing design intensive detailing, master planning, interiors
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects partners with residential and commercial clients to realize... Read More
  • Click to Call(510) 974-7608
  • 13 miles from San Leandro, 1 project in San Leandro
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...
  • Click to Call(510) 454-8838
  • 12 projects in the San Leandro area
Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in... Read More
Bay Area Award Winning Architect with an Emphasis on Universal Design
Mikiten has a deep and first-hand understanding not only of the need for architectural designs that are usable by...
  • Click to Call(510) 543-0288
  • 13 projects in the San Leandro area
Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch... Read More
San Francisco Bay Area Architects Best of Houzz 2015, '16 & '17!
The Studio G+S Architects team is committed to developing intelligent and beautiful design solutions for every...
  • Click to Call(510) 944-1827
  • 18 projects in the San Leandro area
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, ODS Architecture is an architectural and interior design firm that... Read More
San Francisco Based Featured Design Firm
Design What You Love. Ogle Design specializes in creating impactful and personal spaces through inspired design.
  • Click to Call(415) 889-2790
  • 15 projects in the San Leandro area
JTA is a boutique architecture firm who specializes in residential remodels, additions and new construction, as... Read More
East Bay's Leading Full Service Architect & Design Studio
Custom design architects specializing in new construction, remodels, and additions throughout the Bay Area and...
  • Click to Call(415) 662-0336
  • 29 projects in the San Leandro area
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...
Nick Lee Architecture offers architectural services including design and engineering for new homes, additions and... Read More
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Jennifer’s work is informed by a strong modern aesthetic paired with a respect for tradition & a belief that form...
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  • 14 projects in the San Leandro area
San Francisco Luxury Design Build Firm Best of Houzz 2016
AT6 Architecture : Design Build embraces the practice of architecture as both developing a product and providing...
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  • 11 projects in the San Leandro area
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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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  • 10 projects in the San Leandro area
Bay Area Building and Home Designer - Best of Houzz Winner
MKB Design & Management provides architectural drafting and design for residential remodeling projects using 3D...
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  • 10 projects in the San Leandro area
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 15 years the team at Klopf Architecture has sought to understand... Read More
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The office of James Hill Architect produces thoughtful, high quality architectural design, sensitive to location...
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  • 10 projects in the San Leandro area
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Established in 1994, we have successfully completed over 850 architectural projects, ranging from high-end...
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  • 57 projects in the San Leandro area
We are architects of homes. Our projects range from small remodels to large scale residences. On every project... Read More
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....
Schneider Design Associates’ design sense stems from the belief that good architecture enriches its inhabitant’s... Read More
Innovative Bay Area Design Firm Best of Houzz 2017 Winner
Eisenmann Architecture is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through...
  • Click to Call(510) 306-7263
  • 16 projects in the San Leandro area
M•DESIGNS ARCHITECTS is an award-winning, Los Altos, CA based architectural, planning and interior design firm... Read More
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Our residential experience includes new custom homes as well as additions and renovations of all types....
Our approach to design enables us to create living environments for people that truly resonate with their... Read More
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Wm. F. Holland brings over 30 years of experience to his thriving architectural design practice. He works closely...
EISENMANN ARCHITECTURE is an award-winning firm committed to improving the quality of our clients' lives through... Read More
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Randolph R. Ruiz founded AAA to work directly with our clients to develop projects that are contemporary,...
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects and interiors... Read More
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Darryl Quinn Design is a full-service architectural firm that has a rich history and focus dedicated to high-end...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
Studio S Squared Architecture, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"Eugene Sakai stood out far above the pack of the 5 Architectural firms that we investigated to do our total house construction. He was simply the best to deal with, very professional, on time, and took a personal interest in the project, and within budget. We moved in 2 years ago and still love him and the contractor, C.W. Wright in San Carlos. We are pleased to show the house through Eugene Sakai at any time."
- wfeejr
Koch Architects, Inc. Joanne Koch
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"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."
- sprout66
Gast Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"We have collaborated with Gast Architects on numerous high end residential remodels and have always been struck by their level of integrity and profesionalism. Our experience with their team on our projects has always been very positive which had resulted in seamless design/build aesthetics."
- The Garden Route Company
Arch Studio, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"Robin is the most client oriented and talented architect that I have worked with in the last 10 years. I appreciate her ability to understand the client's needs and translate that onto a blue print that is very professional. I would recommend her for any job big or small that you are considering. Great job Robin! As a designer and Realtor I can say that Robin delivers an excellent product with attention to detail and timeliness. We will continue to work on jobs together in the future. Photos of before and after to follow....... Love her staff too!"
- JLC Designs
ODS Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"The staff at Ohashi Design Studio helped me design my kitchen/living space. I wanted to open up our galley kitchen to be able to see our incredible view from the kitchen. They came up with a design I never imagined could work so well. Rather than just remove a wall, they moved the kitchen, changed it to a more functional shape and not only opened up the view, but made the living space feel like we were outside. I have been especially impressed with their level of service. They listened to my dreams and goals and turned it into a reality beyond what I'd hoped for. They were available anytime I needed guidance during construction and made sure the project was built down to the finest details. They helped me find a contractor and oversaw the bidding process. They helped pick out all the materials and finishes, even the paint color. I can't say enough about their level of expertise and professionalism. I worked with Dave and Alan."
- ellynjd
Jennifer Tulley Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"Jennifer is a talented architect with an eye for good design and good sense. She can immediately see how a space could be improved, and has a great sense for how a family will use each room, nook and cranny. She blends the two perspectives to create functional, lovely rooms that we enjoy daily. We have worked with Jennifer on several homes and she has designed floor plans that maximize challenging layouts, and fit every request and need we asked for. Her design aesthetic brought a cleaner, more modern influence to our traditional homes, all while respecting and highlighting the period details we chose to keep. During the construction process Jennifer is a strong advocate for the owner, working to ensure that the choices of materials are reasonable in price, and yield solid aesthetic result. She is patient with first time construction and instructive. During both our remodels she was responsive to my questions, and made sure I understood my choices, and pros and cons of each option. She is very responsive by both phone and email, gets plan revisions done on a timely basis and is just a joy to work with. Meetings with her begin on time, keep moving along, and finish with results."
- stephbjones
Nick Lee Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"Nick Lee and his team at houseplans.com took us from a blank canvas for a property we purchased to a wonderful and beautiful house, guest house, barn, driveway, landscaping, and all of the other numerous things that turned our 14 acre parcel into a spectacular property. When we started, we had no electricity, no water, no septic, no driveway, no fence, no gate - just a beautiful piece of property. We did not even know where we would place the buildings on the property. Nick and his team developed the site plan, designed the house and the guest house and and placed the pool, driveway, landscaping, barn and all of the other items into a plan that flows extremely well. They followed the project through to completion and we are extremely pleased with the result. We cannot recommend this team highly enough!"
- tscrich
Mark English Architects, AIA
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"I am currently working with Mark on a remodel. I found him on Houzz as I liked some of his projects and was not disappointed. Mark listens extremely well, understands what I want and than makes it better. He has a great sense of space, light and general flow. I also like his pragmatic approach - he knows where things make a difference and an investment is needed, and where one can get away with potential cheaper approaches.. He is also just a really nice and inspiring person to work with.."
- dmielke
Klopf Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"My HOA hired Klopf Architecture to design new fences, front gates, lighting and paint color plans for our condominiums. They were designed in 1963 by Quincy and Jones and built in 1964 by Eichler Homes. Replacements in the 1990s did not serve the mid-century aesthetic well -- but owners did not want to return to the light-inhibiting original thin-line panel fences and gates. The Klopf team produced three outstanding options. The one we selected includes brilliant design features like frosted glass doors with 1/4-in spaces between fence boards to allow light in along with clear glass doors for the pool area with 1/2-in spaces between boards surrounding it. The overall design and color plan is clean and elegant. John Klopf and his team could not have been more friendly and flexible throughout. We look forward to implementing this design over the next few years."
- dharrold1
WA Design Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Leandro, CA
"David Wilson and WA Design have been the architects on two homes for our family, one in the Oakland Hills and one in Napa, California, on a rock-filled challenging site. They have been wonderful and responsive to work with, embracing our ideas in the spirit of collaboration. Designing and building a home is a very personal experience, and to be successful the firm you hire should be a pleasure to work with on many levels. This firm definitely is. David became a good friend during and after our process on the first home, and that made the second project even easier. Their style is warm contenporary, so easy to live in. I have contacted him about questions after the completion of both projects and he has been more than helpful, continuing to get information for me and share ideas. Both houses have hosted several events (best kitchens, touring unique houses, etc) and I continue to receive compliments: "I love your house, it's the best house architecture I've seen"; "I'm impressed by the views, light, organic flow and peacefulness of this homes", and many, many more positive comments. I strongly recommend this firm if you want to create a one of a kind home ! PS Hire them and I'll be jealous, I want to build a house with them again."
- Sharon Tjian
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How do I find the best San Leandro architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire California subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the San Leandro residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Different architecture firms in San Leandro, CA provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?


As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Residential architects in San Leandro, CA are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective San Leandro interior architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?


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