Stinson Beach, CA Architects and Building Designers
- 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
- 225 Flamingo Road Mill ValleyCA94941505022
Established in 1984, Richardson Architects is a woman-owned architectural firm providing design and management of residential, commercial, and institutional projects throughout the Bay Area. Based in Mill Valley, the firm consists of six full time staff under the leadership of Principal, Heidi Richardson. The firm was founded on the premise that architects and designers can enhance the natural and built environment through inspiring, contextual, environmentally-sensitive architecture. We collaborate with our clients to envision and create the most appropriate design solutions, not only in terms of place and site, but even more importantly in regards to budget and schedule. It is our goal that our built projects be timeless - clearly and thoughtfully connecting to the broader environment. Currently, we are not accepting projects less than $1 million.
- 39 Forrest Street Mill ValleyCA94941505010
For every location, the design of each home originates from the vision of the client and the spirit of the surrounding site. Founded in 1990 by the principals, Ron Sutton AIA and Elizabeth Suzuki AIA, their recruiting efforts have resulted in a team of professionals who possess a wide range of experience consistent with our emphasis on quality design and service to our clients. A close client alliance coupled with the diverse experience of our associates,leads to an intense exchange of ideas, a meticulous search for solutions and an innovative approach to your design. Environmentally sound design has long been a hallmark of the firm, commencing with thoughtful site planning for natural ventilation and passive solar gain, and further incorporating sustainable features throughout the project. This experience enables the firm to provide clients with the very best in design and project management in many areas of the country – or world! Locally, the firm has designed custom residences in Marin, Napa, and Mendocino, as well as Atherton and Carmel Valley. We have also completed projects on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii, and designed homes in Jackson, Wyoming and Incline Village.
- 44 McLea Court San FranciscoCA94103505012
CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Since its inception in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors. The firm has gained international acclaim for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, while the uniqueness of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects has met with an unusual degree of owner satisfaction and media praise. CCS residential projects, both single and multi-family, are subtly influenced by the wide diversity of project commissions undertaken by the studio. CCS residences focus on the notions of calm, retreat, intimacy, and the personal expression of their owners. The commission to design a home is special in architecture. Our residential architecture explores contemporary ways to express clients’ visions while meeting lifestyle requirements through a process of creative collaboration. Whether urban, rural, or in between, our projects focus on establishing site-specific solutions that resolve the architectural fundamentals of space, light, form and purpose. CCS seeks to explore opportunities of maximum potential and express them at a scale appropriate to each project. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience.The firm is known for creating projects with exceptional spatial and material qualities, and for providing outstanding professional service. Cass Calder Smith founded CCS Architecture in 1990, and in 2005 opened a second office in New York City. The firm now has a staff of 30 and three Associate Principals: Barbara Vickroy, Bryan Southwick, and Melissa Werner.
- 1201 Mariposa Street San FranciscoCA9410750504
Kirley+ Architects is a Bay Area San Francisco based architecture firm specializing in new construction, renovations and additions for sustainable light-filled homes with open floor plans geared toward modern living. Our focus on details and materials result in truly unique homes.
- 6 C Street PetalumaCA94952485031
The firm of Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning group of talented architects and interiors professionals designing buildings of significance as well as remodeling projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm is renowned for sustainable design. We invite you to explore the projects shown here and on our website. You will see that our work is done with imagination, innovation, and attention to detail. We are committed to establishing long lasting relationships with our clients. Together make dreams come true with creativity and with cost conscious planning. Colleen Mahoney is a co-author of Great Kitchens At Home with America's Top Chefs. Colleen is noted for her expertise in kitchen design. Our firm has been published in numerous magazines including Remodeling, Better Homes & Gardens, Residential Architect, Sunset books, The Practical Homeowner, Northern California Home & Garden, Professional Builder, and Commercial Renovation amongst others. Home and Garden Television has featured Mahoney Architect's projects in their Before and After program. Mahoney Architect's distinguished work has been recognized with a history of awards which include the Bay Area Dream House sponsored by the SF Examiner and Channel 7 News, numerous National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) as well as Renaissance Awards, and local historic preservation awards.
- 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.
- 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.
- 273 Duncan Street San FranciscoCA9413150503
Studio Peek Ancona provides innovative architecture and interiors that draw on global resources to address aesthetic, functional, and financial considerations. The studio's internationally recognized work includes residential, commercial, institutional, and LEED design. Honors include a Fulbright in Architecture, AIA CA and NJ Design Awards, and a FEMA Best Practice. The "Flood-Proof House" at Stinson Beach was recognized as one of the fifteen most beautiful houses in America by leading French magazine Avivre, best houses of the year by Baanlaesuan, published in Dwell Magazine as "Prince of Tides," and nominated to become part of Smithsonian collection. The most recent "LEED Hurricane House" received a 2018 AIA Award. Both houses are cutting edge investigations of resilience for the 21st Century and draw on twenty years of hazard-resistant design, including flood, hurricane, earthquake, and fire-resistant work as professors and architects. Matthew Peek AIA, licensed architect in CA and NJ, studied architecture at Berkeley, Columbia, and Yale, with a Fulbright at the University of Venice. Matt has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of San Francisco. A native San Franciscan, his experience includes projects in various U.S. states and abroad, and has served as a trustee of various institutions committed to improving education, the arts, and the architecture of neighborhoods and the city. Renata Ancona studied architecture and engineering at Berkeley, Pescara, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florence. Her work is characterized by a contemporary aesthetic focusing on the refinement of sustainable design. Renata’s innovations in high performance interior and exterior materials is projected into new lightweight architectural forms, blurring inside and out. She combines almost thirty years of experience of American and Italian design sensibilities, creating spaces balancing elegance and comfort.
- 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 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.
Mark Little Participant Studio operates amongst the fields of architecture, urban design, development, interior design, landscape design and design research. The firm’s work is based on on the belief that design is a bridge between people, culture and the the environment. Our work is motivated by a profound commitment to finding innovative design solutions, with a dedication to artistic thinking and collaboration undertaken with a spirit of curiosity and discovery. We continually reconsider the fundamentals of design and are committed to finding solutions that are architecturally, socially and intellectually relevant. We believe that design is attractiveness, atmosphere, aesthetics and functionality. It is considering people and problems, individuals and their encounters with other people as well as the systems in which they live. It is encouraging responsible behavior and choices, challenging our preconceptions, exploring fellowship and ownership, advancing cultural diversity and expressing individual, group and societal identities. Ultimately, it must be understood through the lens of how people interact with it, and the interactions it facilitates.
- 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.