450 architects is a design studio founded on principles of sustainable thinking. We draw from various project types to create places and to advocate for processes that improve lives now and in the future.
450 architects was established in 1995 by Richard Lee Parker, AIA, and David Bushnell, AIA, former classmates at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. Richard and David came together with a common vision that architecture is an art that can be formed as well as give form to who we are and how we feel, both in the present and for generations to come.
Our studio exemplifies a dedication to the client and close attention to detail, is committed to green building principles, and embraces our responsibility as architects to help shape the world for the better. We bring together a team tailored to our client’s needs, working together in a collaborative environment. Our practice celebrates the creativity of everyone involved. That says a lot about who we are: democratic, empathetic, collaborative, and focused on a result in which everyone can take ownership and pride.
450 architects is a SF Green Business.
3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Building Design, Custom Home, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Modular Home Additions, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Passive Solar Heating & Cooling, Project Management, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings, solar electric & solar thermal, Green Building Consulting, Passive House Design
Alameda, Albany, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Berkeley, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Larkspur, Marin City, Mill Valley, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Francisco, San Quentin, Sausalito, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon, Sonoma, Napa, Sebastopol, Berkeley