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Karin Payson architecture + design

Karin Payson architecture + design

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About Us

Karin Payson architecture and design (KPa+d) was established in 1992 to pursue a diverse practice of both private and publicly funded work. We work closely with clients to expand, remodel and build new facilities. We believe that all superior design stems from disciplined architectural inquiry. The situation, site, and unique wants and needs of each individual client drive the solution rather than stylistic preferences. Whether a project is urban or rural, whether it involves a complete building or simply an interior, we seek to integrate a love of landscape and natural light with straightforward principles of spatial organization to make a design that is as elegant as it is sensible. Ultimately we hope that our clients see themselves and their dreams reflected in the work. The work we do as architects has inevitable consequences for local and global environments as well as personal comfort. KPa+d has a long history of engaging the spaces we design with the site, capturing every possible opportunity to bring the outdoors inside with natural light, views, and outdoor rooms. We guide clients toward smart choices about materials and mechanical systems that will meet their needs and enhance the physical and aesthetic experience of place.

Services Provided

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design, Construction Drawings, Remodeling, Architecture

Areas Served

Belvedere, Berkeley, Brisbane, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Oakland, Piedmont, San Francisco, Tiburon, Sonoma County, Napa, Sacramentio Delta, Columbia County NY, Ulster County NY, Dutchess County NY, Oakville, Occidental, Sonoma, St. Helena


CERTIFICATION• Architect, California; Architect, New York; LEED AP AWARDS• New Landmark Libraries, Library Journal; Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Award for Small Firms, Architectural Foundation of San Francisco; Small Firms, Great Projects: San Francisco Magazine


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Business Details

Business Name

Karin Payson architecture + design

Phone Number

(415) 277-9500


17 Jack Kerouac Alley
San Francisco, CA 94133

Typical Job Cost

$500,000 - $6m

Job costs quoted above are for construction cost only. Total project costs vary, according to the range of services required, site conditions and local permit fees.

License Number

(CA) C 22856, (NY) 018959


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