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.
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.
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.
We are centrally located in Berkeley and well situated for projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Marin County, the South Bay, Saratoga, Los Altos, Woodside, Orinda, and San Francisco. Please see our service areas page for selected projects.