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Kattenburg Architects, founded in 1981, is a Lafayette, CA firm of architectural design professionals emphasizing responsive full-service project development. The firm's principal architect, Rick Kattenburg AIA MA, has a strong background as a project architect, responsible for design development, client relations, and supervision on highly visible projects for his architect design firm. With experience in custom residential home design, commercial, and public building types, Kattenburg Architects offers a balanced design approach that respects project economics, functional use of space, and flexibility for future needs. Mr. Kattenburg's Lafayette, CA based architecture firm specializes in residential architecture for both remodel and new construction. He has designed and overseen construction on over 400 custom residential projects and numerous commercial and institutional projects. Rick Kattenburg is a “Certified Green Building Professional.” Kattenburg Architects provides building design and construction expertise for home design and remodel, office design, and commercial design.

Services Provided

3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Basement Remodeling, Building Design, Drafting, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, New Home Construction, Site Preparation, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings, Architectural Services, CAD Services

Areas Served

Alamo, Berkeley, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Emeryville, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Waldon, Walnut Creek


2016 "Best of Houzz" Service 2014 & 2015 "Best of Houzz" Design *Certified Green Build Professional* 2009 Orinda, Ca. “Mayor’s Award For Excellence in Architecture” - Major Project Category 2004 Best Remodel Design Award, Moraga Design Review Board


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30 Projects

Example of a classic home design design in San Francisco

Upgrade to Traditional Orinda Home

Orinda, CA
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Business Details

Business Name

Kattenburg Architects

Phone Number

(925) 253-7828


3249 Mt. Diablo Court, Suite 206
Lafayette, CA 94549

Typical Job Cost

$200,000 - 4 million

We prefer to work for projects with a construction value of a minimum of $200,000.

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