Berkeley, CA Building Design Professionals
- 1029 Heinz Ave BerkeleyCA94710505040
Levitch Associates, Inc. has steadily increased the span of its reputation, with over 1,000 projects built and a body of work that includes residential remodels, complex additions, new homes, light commercial, and industrial projects. Our personal touch, cultivated since 1960, lends itself to the warmth and good nature our clients prefer in their projects. From designing to building your project, we realize the importance of our relationship with you. We pride ourselves in completing any project with skill and seamless grace. As a family-run business, Levitch Associates, Inc. has a rich history with its staff. Comprised of architectural assistants, draftspersons, office personnel, highly skilled carpenter foremen, laborers, and a select group of experienced subcontractors, the staff has increased and diversified since the initial handful of pioneers. In the 1960’s, Edward Levitch and a handful of employees decided to approach architecture in a radical and innovative way. By combining architecture and construction into a single process, they began to practice what is currently known as Integrated Architect-led, Design-Build. For 24 years, Edward Levitch used his extensive experience and inexorable work ethic to cultivate a successful business. In 1984 the firm incorporated and his son Maurice joined the family business in an official capacity. Both Edward and Maurice Levitch are long-standing members of the American Institute of Architects, an organization dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence.
- 1496 C Solano Avenue AlbanyCA94706495023
Our clients come to us dissatisfied with what is. They have tastes and convictions, budgets and constraints. They live in neighborhoods as well as houses. They envision a more workable life. We have the skill to transform challenging spaces into living solutions. We’re practical, realistic, honest. We ask a million questions: How do you want to live? What do you need? Working together, we free up possibility. We capture your dream and give it dimension. The process is often as beautiful as the result.
- 928 Carleton Street BerkeleyCA9471050503
Founded on the idea that great architecture should be available to everyone, we work with small business owners, homeowners and non-profits to create comfortable, beautiful and modern spaces. Extraordinary space comes from engaging with everyday needs.
- 2415 Fifth Street BerkeleyCA94710495011
Based in Berkeley, Husband and wife team Erick and Elisa Mikiten have been creating beautiful buildings since 1991. Our work is inspired by context and nature, creating innovative spaces and sculptural, inspiring buildings. Above all, we listen carefully to our clients' needs and dreams, and bring them to fruition. Copy/Paste this URL into your browser for our free guide, How to Hire an Architect: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.mikitenarch.com/resources.html">http://www.mikitenarch.com/resources.html</a>. Erick Mikiten is known as a highly sought after architect for elegant, Universally Designed homes. He is famous for his expertise in designing highly personalized homes around a whole family’s needs without sacrificing poetic, dramatic design. We examine a site or existing building intensively to understand it before we start drawing. This helps us design buildings that are rooted in their place and 'feel right', even if they do not follow the dictums of a particular historical design. We are inspired by clarity, intricacy, and light. We love the brilliant gestures of Rodin and Calder, the sophisticated detail of Japanese joinery, the writings of Louis Kahn, the buildings of Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, and Luis Barragan, and the movement of the sun and breezes around every site we work on. We believe that architecture should inspire, and lift people beyond the every day, connecting with the grace of nature. Every project we do incorporates green design, reflecting our respect for nature. We are able to usher projects through LEED or other rating systems if desired by the client. Our Shinsei Gardens project achieved a LEED-Platinum rating for multifamily housing. As a wheelchair rider, Erick Mikiten has particular insights into Universal Design, the creation of spaces, indoors and outdoors, that are fully usable by everyone - regardless of their level of physical ability, and seamlessly integrated into beautiful architecture. Due to the level of inspection around so many clients' particular disabilities, we naturally look deeper into EVERY client's needs and desires. The process we have developed, and the insights we have gained while working on accessible architecture come around to inform every project, making places that are gracious, nurturing, and welcoming to all.
- 3630 Park Boulevard OaklandCA94610505011
Canyon Design Build is a full-service design-build general contractor. That means one company, one phone call, and one team – from concept to completion. Our services start with preconstruction, including space planning, design, architectural drafting, and obtaining permits. While our work technically ends when construction is done, the reality is that our client relationships tend to last for life.
- 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.
- 5895 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495041
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.
We are a small Berkeley, California architecture firm with a diverse portfolio that includes single- and multi-family residential design. We emphasize careful understanding of site and context, comprehensive attention to sustainable and green design, as well as knowledge of and respect for construction methods and trades. Last, but far from least, we strive to make work of functional beauty which expresses the unique character of our clients and their programs. Formed in 1995, Geoffrey Holton and Associates (GHA) was built on a foundation of over twelve years of prior experience in the field of architecture. The principal, Geoffrey Holton, received his Master's degree in 1989 from U.C Berkeley and has practiced architecture since 1984, including six years as a project manager and project architect with Fernau and Hartman Architects in Berkeley. In addition, Geoff has taught extensively at U.C. Berkeley, California College of the Arts and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Our firm takes pride in providing thorough, thoughtful service and delivering high quality, innovative work within time and budget constraints. We are committed to practicing architecture as a broad based discipline and often provide services beyond the architect's standard scope of work. These services range from visionary ecological urban design to fabrication of custom furniture and fixtures. Our design seeks to create a partnership between building and landscape, actively engaging building inhabitants at many scales. In this context, we approach every project with sustainable materials and practices in the forefront of our thinking. Within project constraints we optimize daylighting, natural ventilation and energy performance. We cultivate a respectful, amicable professional collaboration among client, contractor and consultants to assure that the design and construction process is productive and rewarding for all parties. Based on years of experience, we bring attention to detail and an understanding of materials to bear on each project, from the tactile and sensual to the technical and pragmatic, regardless of scale and budget. Our detailing and materials specifications draw upon renewable resources and reliable building science.
- 509 Ramona Avenue AlbanyCA9470648505
Architectural Concepts is the firm that covers all of your architecture, design, and planning needs, no matter the size of your project. With over 45 years of experience in the industry and over 750 projects completed, we have developed a working philosophy that has been the foundation of our success. We pay close attention to our client's needs and keep their goals in mind. Our Philosophy: Our firm believes that the roles of the architect, planner, and interior designer go far beyond design and project coordination. We spend the time necessary for a complete project including coordination with the owner's consultants and governmental agencies, reviewing energy requirements, reviewing building and zoning laws, and preparing construction contracts. In addition, we can assist in the selection of contractors, make site inspections, and solve construction problems. Our Promise: Our firm emphasizes timely service and personal attention to each client's needs and goals. We believe in a strong, comprehensive, and interactive working relationship with each client. Open communication is the key to a good working relationship and a successful project. Our successful track record underscores the importance of listening to our client's concerns, understanding our client's needs and budget, and incorporating our client's ideas into the overall project. Our experience is a valuable resource for our clients in the areas of design, cost evaluation, time management, and quality control for each phase of the project. Our Experience: Experience has taught us that behind every successful project is a great working relationship with our clients. In this way, working with the selected design team, the client's needs melded with the designer's views to produce a completed project tailored to each client's goals. This process produces projects that are meaningful, achieve their goals, and strive for overall excellence in design and construction. This end result is achieved through a series of working sessions at the start of the project to establish the scope of work, the character of the design appearance, the overall budget, and the project schedule. This process establishes the project cost, time frame, and quality level to be maintained throughout the project.
- 5500 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495018
It is our belief that architecture can be a beautiful framework enhancing the lives of those who live and work within and around it. Our studio enjoys working in all aspects of Architecture. The firm portfolio includes a varied typology of projects each informing the other, smaller projects with larger intentions and bigger projects with personal attention to detail. The scope of work in the studio ranges from residential new construction and remodels to commercial and institutional, including summer camps, retail, offices and religious buildings. Our architecture enhances the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle guiding each project through interior design and furnishing details and outdoor landscape direction. Extensive work experience and study in Italy and Denmark along with travels through Asia and Europe have provided a rich design background that informs all of our design. Studio Bergtraun, AIA, Architects has continually strived to create environments responsive to the client’s program and budget, respectful of the surrounds in which they are sited, and attentive to the creative, functional and eco-friendly use of materials and building techniques. Call us today and let us help you get started.
- 715 Colorado Avenue Suite DPalo AltoCA94303505014
Personal Design :: Inside and Out At Ogawa Fisher Architects, our goal is to create a beautiful environment that is the perfect fit for you. We start every project by listening to your wishes and helping you organize your priorities. Our personal, collaborative process ensures that your project is truly custom and carefully tailored to meet your needs and the highest design standards. To ensure an integrated design solution you will enjoy for years to come, our thoughtful, holistic approach considers the entire space and surroundings, short- and long-term goals, as well as neighborhood context, terrain, and site orientation. Throughout each project, we take care to incorporate sustainability and green building principles whenever possible. Ogawa Fisher Architects has extensive experience designing a variety of detail-oriented projects and managing them through construction. We are adept at navigating the complexities of local planning and building agencies, and we relish the challenge of exploring new sites and cities. With our full range of design and client services, you can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that we are paying close attention to every detail—from the first design sketch until you step into your newly completed space. A multicultural client base inspires us to stay current with local and global trends, while never losing sight of the beauty of clean and timeless design. We find our inspiration in nature, art, music, good design, gorgeous objects, humor, fun, and delicious food.
Laura Natkins' architecture practice reflects her commitment to the principle of “just enough” design- pragmatic, preferably simple, with character and style and above all, uniquely fitting. Laura seeks solutions that fit the client, the context, the budget, and the environment. Regardless of size, each project receives Laura's personal attention; in fact, small changes that have a big impact are her specialty; building less is the greenest solution.
- 2512 Ninth St. #5 BerkeleyCA94710505014
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects partners with residential and commercial clients to realize both urban and rural projects. We see every project as a new opportunity to apply our skills and experience, guiding clients through the process of dreaming, designing, building and furnishing their projects. Weaving together client needs and aspirations, aesthetics, sustainability and budget, our goal is an inspired project that both serves and delights. With new build, remodel and interior projects throughout California and the West, Koch Architects establishes strong working relationships with communities, public agencies, consultants and contractors. Many clients are repeat customers, engaging Koch Architects for their city, country and commercial projects over time. Please contact us! We look forward to hearing about your project aspirations, ideas and desires.
- 825 Page St. Suite 203BerkeleyCA9471050509
| WHO WE ARE | Steve Swearengen has been engaged in architectural practice in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991. His architectural practice specializes in projects specifically dedicated to helping people improve their living and working spaces throughout Northern California. | WHAT WE DO | Steve approaches each project with sensitivity to his client’s desires and requirements for space, budget and schedule. He couples those with an understanding and knowledge of existing conditions, setting, local building practices, green architecture, other technical issues and regulatory requirements. Clients appreciate the results, which consistently achieve beautiful design that meets program, on budget and on time. | WHAT SETS US APART | Steve has accumulated significant experience in a range of building types including single family houses, a hotel, school libraries, student housing, a church education complex, a neighborhood community center, and a hospital emergency room, among others. Prior to opening his practice, The Architects Office, Steve was Director of Design for More Than a Carpenter, Project Manager with BSA Architects, Associate Architect at Ratcliff, and a Building Site Superintendent with Harbor Homes, a residential developer in Seattle, Washington. Through these experiences Steve brings a wealth of technical expertise, knowledge and skill as listener, designer and problem solver dedicated to providing quality design, personalized service and a respect for the environment.
- 6573 Shattuck Ave. OaklandCA94609505013
Architect Lorin Hill and associates emphasize pragmatic and creative design solutions to variety of design opportunities throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Every project presents its own unique challenges, and we find something compelling in every project, no matter what size. Excellent design only reaches its full potential if it can be effectively translated into a completed construction project that meets scheduling and budget goals. We promote a pro-active approach aimed at achieving and maintaining good "chemistry" among all players in the process: the client, the design team, and the contractor. Our particular strengths include responsiveness, thoroughness, communication and flexibility. We provide a continuum of services that take a project from the broad overview (a master plan) to the specifics of construction detailing and specifications, with active involvement in the construction process. We are committed to environmentally sustainable practices in our work and often incorporate the Build-it-Green GreenPoints Rating System into our projects. First and foremost, the renovation of existing structures minimizes the waste of resources. We promote the use of locally-sourced, renewable and recycled building materials as well as building systems and site design that favor water and energy conservation. Improved indoor air quality and the reduction of contaminants contribute to healthier living environments. Our primary focus is residential projects, with an emphasis on high-quality design and creative, pragmatic solutions. Much of our work involves the comprehensive renovation and expansion of existing homes. We draw upon the inherent strengths of a building to produce improved living spaces, healthier environments, and added real estate value. Other project types include commercial tenant improvements and mixed-use developments.