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.Please see more on our work process.
WA design was established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson. Since its inception, WA design has completed a broad range of projects throughout the Bay Area and beyond. For a sampling of our projects from different locations please see our service areas page.
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.
David, senior architect Chris Parlette, and the project team develop each design to extend and enhance the initial concept. Our design services frequently include lighting design, color consultation, furniture and interior design. While our design talent allows us to work within a given context, we employ our construction experience as a basis for fully integrated design solutions. Our goal is to integrate our diversified talent and experience to realize the highest level of design and achieve a more sustainable design paradigm.
Please see a sample chapter from our new book Houses + Origins ,our press section for publications and our work process for more information on how we work. Also, visit our page on Houzz to see more images from our completed projects and client reviews.