San Quentin, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 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.
- 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.
- 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". A second online publication, "Green Compliance Plus" features residential energy compliance case studies and advice, as well as serving as a portal for Residential Title-24 services tailored for architects as clients. The Firm is located in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 300 Riviera Circle LarkspurCA94939495016
Eric Layton of Patriarch Architecture specializes in contemporary residential design for a range of home styles. Eric has a reputation for designing homes of quality, warmth, and grace with unique character that blend into the fabric of a community. With an underlying passion for sustainable architecture, his business centers on maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction for home designs of a rich aesthetic on a foundation of broad experience and integrity. Specialties: Progressive yet timeless design styles for unique custom homes •Efficient design/entitlement cycle for projects built within budget and schedule •Architectural, Engineering, Master Planning and Landscape design •New Construction, Re-development, and Urban Infill projects •Efficient navigation of Planning and Building approvals •Floor plan “interventions” – Solving circulation, flow and adjacency conflicts •Sustainable Design, long life-cycle buildings and Zero Net Energy buildings •Sourcing of natural local and renewable materials for healthy buildings •Fast-tracked projects with significant time constraints •Budget analysis at all phases of a project •Project Management of Client-owned developments •Identification and evaluation of residential investment opportunities
- 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.
- 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.
Founded in 2003, Bevan + Associates specializes in custom residential homes for families, couples and developers. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, projects span the entire country meeting the needs of clients both near and far. Overall aesthetic and "style" of work is modern feel, with the use of natural materials such as stone, steel, concrete, glass and wood. Our approach is that every home should feel like a vacation with a relaxed sophistication. Born and raised in San Francisco Bay Area, George Bevan attended the University of Oregon where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Politics, with a Minor in Planning, Public Policy & Management in 1996. Bevan moved on to complete his Master of Architecture degree at California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2001. He was awarded the 2001 Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. Work experience includes, a residency for Michael Folonis, FAIA in Santa Monica designing custom residential homes and mid-century modern restorations.
HDA is a renowned, dynamic firm with an unusually diverse range of experiences. Our success has been based upon innovative solutions that come from thoughtfully responding to our client, project constraints and inspiration of the context. The firm integrates a very broad background into each project with the knowledge that the most fulfilling design is in the poetic resolution of a set of spatial needs. The success of HDA projects is based upon an open approach where design develops and evolves through a rich process. Sketches, models, 3D imagery and diagrams all form sources of inspiration and communication essential to realizing a project's full potential. Clients are afforded the opportunity to engage the design process through an approachable way. We customize the meetings and presentations in whatever speaks most clearly to them.
- 1319 Howard Avenue BurlingameCA94010505013
Scheinholtz Associates is a design oriented architectural firm established in 1985. Handling primarily residential construction, the firm has a unique ability to work within the Bay Area's intricate building process to create projects that are compatible with client and community. Personal involvement guides each project from neighborhood meetings to public hearings to building codes. We work on both traditional and contemporary homes. The clients tell us their image of the home and we produce it. The unifying element in our work is clean, well designed spaces.
- 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.
- 1159 Green St #4 San FranciscoCA94109495012
At ELEVATIONarchitects, we take our responsibility seriously to be good stewards for our clients and the world of which we are a part. Our highest client compliment is when we are told that we gave them something they didn't even know they wanted. Our goal is to discover that nugget, that core value that transforms a building into your home. We are committed to a personal and modern approach to design and planning; while reflective of you, our designs are also responsive to the context of local customs, culture and environment. We possess the experience, ability, and commitment to provide hands-on attention to your project, from preliminary design, through construction; we are a full-service firm. We know that thorough service, specific to your needs, is essential for quality and on-budget construction.
- 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.