Santa Venetia, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608485039
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.
- San FranciscoCA50507
At Gisela Schmoll Architect, PC (GSA), we believe that great design evolves out of collaboration between architect and client. We are passionate about the experience of being in space and believe good design enhances quality of life. Gisela Schmoll, principal of GSA, is a California licensed architect with extensive experience in residential remodels and additions. She has also worked on commercial projects and art galleries. Prior to becoming an architect, she practiced as an industrial designer, creating such notable products as the original PalmPilot. This background and experience enables Gisela to produce the "total work of art", from the overall building design down to the minutest detail. Gisela has won numerous awards both for her architecture and product design. She has a degree in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design and received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
- 1 Commercial Blvd. STE 106 NovatoCA94949505014
Joseph Farrell says, “While the core of my practice has always been residential projects, my body of work ranges from high-end custom homes to renovations of existing homes. The focus of my designs is the creation of artful homes that are energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive. All designs strive to integrate natural light, air, views, landscape, and community. Joseph Farrell’s goals have always been to create homes that improve the lives of their occupants and to do so in an environmentally conscious way. Much attention lately has been placed upon sustainable and efficient design, giving birth to the “Green” movement. Green buildings are designed, constructed and maintained to enhance the lives of their occupants and to create healthy communities by being energy efficient, improving indoor air quality and conserving natural resources Cost Details: Typical construction costs for residential projects in the greater SF Bay Area ranges from $300-$600/sq. ft. For high-end custom construction, the costs can be $800+/sq. ft. Typical Architectural Fees can be 3%-6% of construction costs. Architectural fees can vary: $4,000-$8,000 for small addition/remodel projects, $8,000-$18,000 for medium addition/remodel projects and $18,000-$40,000 for major addition/remodel/new home projects.
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.
- San RafaelCA50504
James Coy offers a full range of Architectural services, responding with creativity and unique a understanding of each client's design 'wish list' and budget. James Coy's depth of knowledge and extensive resources developed over many years, raise the finished project to a higher level, and result in maximum value for his clients.
- San FranciscoCA50507
ONDAROSA is a sole proprietorship run by Brent McDonald. Brent has over 35 years of design and project management experience. Brent is currently licensed in the States of California and Washington. ONDAROSA provides: Architectural & Interior Design, Construction Coordination and Structural Engineering services; for various size projects. The bulk of the work is residential, both single and multi-family, however we have designed Winery, Restaurant, Office and Resort projects. These projects have ranged from deck renovations to a new winery in Spain. The principal geographic region of ONDAROSA is the San Francisco Bay Area, with the bulk of the work being done in San Francisco and various cities located in Marin County. Although I have recently done work in Spain and Puerto Rico.
- 1290 Lincoln Ave. San RafaelCA94901505011
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 an&d 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.
- 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.
- 355 11th Street, Suite 300 San Francisco94103505039
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.
- 2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203 San FranciscoCA94110505027
Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 15 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.
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.
- 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.
- Walnut CreekCA9459550503
Bruce Winchell Architect was founded on the belief that client involvement and a positive relationship is the key to a successful project, and he is committed to a team-oriented approach in all phases of the design process. Bruce believes in the value of collaboration within our office, the building contractor, and most importantly, the owner. Bruce's practical experience covers the entire spectrum of projects, from single family residential additions and remodels, custom new home design as well as commercial, institutional projects and retail spaces. The common thread in Bruce's buildings is the belief that architecture can lift the spirit, and that great relationships make great architecture possible. Bruce Winchell Architect is committed to conservation and wise use of our natural resources, and minimizing our projects' impact on both the built and un-built environment. Services Provided - Market rate and affordable multi-family housing - Custom new homes and remodels - Environmentally conscious design - Feasibility Studies Areas Served - San Francisco Bay Area - Belmont, Bodega Bay, Half Moon Bay, Mill Valley, San Mateo, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Rafael, Sea Ranch, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Walnut Creek, Woodside. Outside SF Bay Area - Mammoth Lakes Area – Swall Meadows Education - Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A 1981, B.Arch. 1982 Awards and Recognition - State of California Licensed Architect #27844 - Rhode Island School of Design: Design Awarded University of Rhode Island - Oceanographic Institute for their Research and Exhibition Center. - Boston Society of Architects Award for Excellence in Design and Other Subjects. - Cambridge Seven Associates: Conceptual Design: Harvard Square Design Competition.
- 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