Berkeley, CA Universal Design Professionals
- 6624 Telegraph Ave OaklandCA94609495062
Founded in 1950 by John Wilkins, Custom Kitchens has continued to provide a one stop shop approach for your home construction & remodeling needs. With our friendly showroom atmosphere, award winning design team, wide range of talents, products & services, our design/build process has continued to prove successful for our clients & their family. Your investment in your home, your quality of life & your future are very important to us. The high standards maintained such as jobsite cleanliness, green building practices, consistently completing work on time & personal supervision have continued to bring back former clients, many of whom have become family friends. Our clients have become our best spokespeople. This philosophy and our hard earned reputation has set us apart as a recognized leader in home remodeling for 67 years.
- 1603 Solano Avenue BerkeleyCA94707465031
We are an Award-Winning design firm that specializes in living spaces transformed. With nearly 20 years of experience designing & building kitchens & baths in our community and we've built a solid reputation and a long list of happy, satisfied clients -- many of whom have become good friends. When we began this business, we brought to it our own perspectives as home owners living in this remarkable community. The omnipresent challenges of limited space, older architecture and substantial construction costs have shaped the way we do business and work with our clients. Your home is your single largest investment and providing a real and lasting value is our core objective when working with you to remodel your kitchen or bath. We've also built an extensive professional resource network of Structural Engineers, Builders and trade specialists who enable us to offer you the best possible remodeling experience and lasting value. We love collaborating with our clients -- we'll help you transform your current kitchen or bathroom into the fabulous new space you've always wanted. We specialize in creative, thoughtful design (always keeping the house in mind) -- from traditional to transitional to contemporary -- and with our exceptional quality, yet very affordable green cabinetry, distinctive & unique eco-friendly counter top materials, cabinet hardware, decorative tile and plumbing fixtures you're sure to find everything you need at a very budget-friendly price.
- 2952 Sacramento Street BerkeleyCA94702505026
We are arguably one of the very best boutique residential Design + Build professionals in the East Bay. Our high ratings across social media attest to that. We specialize in classic East Bay homes. Whole-house remodels, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, garage and basement conversions are our specialties. Our start-to-finish process -- from design concept to permit-ready plans to production -- will guide you along the way to make sure your project is completed on time and on budget and take the uncertainty and stress out of remodeling your home. Our philosophy, and passion, is to help our clients make their remodeling dreams come true.
- 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.
- 730 29th Street Suite 115OaklandCA94609495035
The Home Co. is an award-winning provider of real estate solutions in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Founded in 2007, The Home Co. has grown into a vertically integrated company offering real estate buying and selling services, home renovation design and project management, property staging, investor/developer services, and more. We have offices in Oakland and Lafayette to accommodate clients throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
- 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 OaklandCA94610505010
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.
- 1496 C Solano Avenue AlbanyCA94706495022
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.
- 5500 Doyle Street EmeryvilleCA94608495017
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.
- Design Set Match 825 Page Street, Suite #203BerkeleyCA94710495039
*Authorized Dura Supreme Cabinetry* *Authorized Canyon Creek Cabinetry* We work with homeowners who are busy professionals working long days or running their kids to multiple activities and don't have hours to spend in showrooms. They have tried working with architects and are overwhelmed when they are sent to select materials on their own or they are frustrated when they can't read their drawings or visualize their new kitchen and bath remodel. Usually they are trying to make responsible investment decisions but are secretly worried they may make choices they decide they don’t like until it is too late. We typically work with people who live in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Kensington, Lafayette, Oakland, Piedmont, San Francisco, and Walnut Creek.
- 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.
- 339 15th Street, Suite 301 OaklandCA94612505032
Creating a beautiful home supports us in creating a beautiful life. My vision is to take your vision, who you are, what you love, and who you are becoming, and channel that into an environment that is welcoming, inspiring, and restorative. I seek clients who share my quest for what is real, true, and genuine. I am elated to share the magic my team has created — just for you. My purpose is fulfilled when I see the positive impact our work makes in our clients’ lives. In younger years I traveled to France and Italy, where I steeped myself in the worlds of art, food, and wine. I fell in love with the ways that design and culture intersect; how we weave the threads of our personal lives and our culture into a rich tapestry that makes up our environment. My first career was in restaurant management; during that time my appreciation for the connection between setting, food, and community deepened. These powerful experiences formed the foundation of my core values as an interior designer: creating welcoming havens of beauty, comfort and grace that call us to perform the rituals of home and community — connecting with others, cooking together, dining together, playing, and relaxing. I am wild about transformation. My greatest joy is when I create an environment that is even better than what the client had imagined for themselves. I design in every style: Modern, Contemporary, Traditional, Spanish, Mediterranean, Craftsman, and more. I bring a warm, classic, and timeless approach to the aesthetic style that matches your heart, your community, and your space. I started LMB Interiors in 2002 when I was pregnant with my first child. The one-woman firm that began in my dining room has grown to include a team of talented, dynamic, soulful designers who share my values of authenticity, warmth, and a livable approach to interior design; now located in an elegant urban-chic office in the historic White Building in downtown Oakland. As a group, we complement one another’s contributions to the whole with a deep appreciation for our individuality, while inspiring each other to thrive in a culture of collaboration and graciousness. We conceive beautiful environments where love, family, and community flourish.
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.
- 619 7th Street San Francisco9410350505
We are a boutique architecture and design firm headed by architects David Yama and Karen Mar. We love to design spaces that are modern, warm, and organic. We have experience in residential, commercial, institutional and event related projects. We help guide clients through all phases of design and construction. YAMAMAR was founded in 2005 by architects David Yama, AIA LEED®AP, and Karen Mar, RA. YAMAMAR is a licensed LBE with the city of San Francisco, and an equal opportunity employer.