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  • 13 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Berkeley, CA 94710

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We have wanted to remodel our kitchen since the day we bought our house eight years ago and always had a reason for putting it off. So when we finally decided to go for it we had some definite ideas about what we wanted. We just did not know how to make it happen. We interviewed several kitchen designers and a few architects that were recommended. It was pretty astounding to find how full of themselves some of these people are. Several seemed really unclear on the concept of whose kitchen it was they were actually going to redesign...listening to the client not really the forte of many among those we spoke to. Not so with Sunny Grewal of Studio GS. From the first meeting we had with Sunny we could tell he was listening and really paying attention to what we had as an overall vision of our space. So when he sent over a contract for us to review with a very reasonable price for his work, it was almost a no brain-er that he would be our architect. Sunny and his partner Ed very quickly came up with several different design options that reflected exactly what we had envisioned. Not only did it look like he was listening, he really was. After just a couple of meetings tweaking the original designs they came up with we had a winner. Sunny was always very responsive, calm and cool and worked really well with the contractor we chose. We have a great space now and are really happy we chose Sunny and Ed to get us there. Kevin and Melinda Charles

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  • Sausalito, CA 94965
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David helped us turn ideas for a new lodge on our family’s cattle ranch into a reality. We started with requirements, concepts and dreams and ended up with a great building that not only accommodates our growing family but fits into a compound containing an 1870s ranch house and hay barn. At the onset, he parked his Airstream on site and spend days developing conceptual drawings, asking for feedback from us several times a day. When he left he had a really good idea of what was needed and we felt sure we had the right architect. David’s process makes him easy to work with: he listens; he takes ownership; he iterates his plans frequently so everyone is on the same page; does what he says he will do; he understands the builder’s challenges; and is practical and efficient. He uses computer-aided design tools that make it easy to communicate without face-to-face meeting. He had creative ideas to help us get past difficult code requirements. In addition to his design skills he is an artist and has excellent aesthetic judgment. I appreciated that David was willing to argue his recommendations (thoughtfully) but always stated that it was our home and his job to help us get what we wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend David and hope to work with him again. If you work with David, give him his head; he will amaze you.

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  • 9 years in businuess
  • San Francisco, CA 94121
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We offer a full range of architecture and design services. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a licensed architect in California and Georgia. Our reputation is built on our high level of service and attention to detail. We assemble a full team of talented and experienced consultants and engineers on a project-by-project basis. We also take full advantage of our expertise using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software which allows us to offer a much broader range of extended services to our clients including but are not limited to the following: * Energy Analysis * Sun or Shade Analysis * 3D Animation Models * 3D Renderings. Our use of BIM software separates us from other architects, and our clients benefit greatly from this technology.

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  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94116
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I offer residential and light commercial design and type V engineering services. No job is too small. I'm your one-stop shop for small projects. I'm licensed in California and Hawaii.

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Morter Designs

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  • San Francisco, CA 94102
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Morter Designs is an emerging interior design/architecture practice, focusing on residential and hospitality interiors. I offer a comprehensive service for all project needs. Whether you are looking to refurnish your living room, receive a color consultation, or completely renovate your entire house, I can provide a very enjoyable, client-inclusive, budget and schedule-conscious design service that will get you the results are you are looking for! With a BA in interior architecture and design and extensive experience working on high-end residential, hotel, restaurant, and spa projects with some of SF's most reputable firms, I have the technical skills, design sensibility, and experience to take your project from concept all the way through to construction/installation.

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Ali Ross Design

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  • San Francisco, CA 94123
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I'm an interior architect with ten years of experience with leading design agencies in San Francisco and Melbourne, Sydney, where I have designed and managed a range of large and small residential and commercial projects. I have expertise in interior architecture, interior design, and decoration and furniture design. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and I have lived for an extended period of time in Japan and Denmark. These places have greatly influenced my aesthetic, the materials I use, the love and respect I have for natural beauty, and the principles of simplicity and functionalism that I value. Currently, I am living in San Francisco with my husband and my son, Jasper. My Approach: I combine my experience as an interior architect with my extensive knowledge of materials and furnishings to create timeless and tactile spaces that respond to your needs and the way you live. I work closely with you throughout the design process to ensure your expectations are always met.

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Kasia Ekstrand

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  • Oakland, CA 94611
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I transform spaces according to your dreams. I can design your kitchen or bath; my husband, a licensed contractor can build it, and you may see it in Sunset Magazine! I am creative as well as practical, have a master's degree from Harvard, and do not charge an arm and a leg. I have background in residential architecture, of course, but also have worked on restaurants, retail, and even in healthcare. One of my preferred specialties is working with historic buildings and applying green practices to construction. I am known for my artistic abilities. I can help you quickly visualize your space in three dimensions (using both computers and hand-sketching).

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Bright Street, Inc.

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  • Berkeley, CA 94702
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Bright Street, Inc., a real estate development, architecture, and management firm, specializes in mixed-use urban infill projects. Our aim is to make profitable, beautiful, innovative and ecological additions to the built environment.

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  • San Francisco, CA 94107
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My services include: * architecture * design * building and planning code research, and analysis * master planning * programming or integration of requirements * feasibility studies * permit drawings * construction drawings * detailed design * permitting * construction administration

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  • Orinda, CA 94563
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Design Philosophy Our design philosophy starts with listening. You know what you like, but how do you achieve your goal? We listen as you articulate your vision, whether in abstract or concrete terms. As we come to understand your lifestyle and your tastes, we become better equipped to translate your vision into reality, often with spectacular results beyond your expectations. We’re there at every phase of the project, helping you to realize your goals. This approach has led many customers to repeat the experience of involving us in their home and office projects. Specialties Our expertise is best used when executing your vision requires major remodeling. In one example, the client wanted no surface left untouched. In others, walls have been moved or disappeared, and rooms that were previously of low value have been translated into beautiful, cherished spaces. To achieve these marvels, we manage various contractors, subcontractors, furniture and cabinet makers, stonemasons, lighting analysts, and other types of construction crews with skills demonstrated to us on our many prior projects. In the interiors, we have extensive product knowledge and can lead you to a wide variety of products that match your taste. We’re also experts in kitchen and bath remodeling, as well as lighting design. Firm Profile We have led projects in places as diverse as both coasts of the US, Aspen, Guam, and Cairo over the last 30 years. Locally, we’ve completed projects as far north in the Bay Area as Sea Ranch and as far south as Los Altos. Our office is located in Orinda; we have done many projects in the Lamorinda area. Our repeat client base includes Fortune 500 CEOs, technology entrepreneurs, college presidents, and many others who appreciate the value and quality of our design and project management expertise. From traditional to cutting-edge contemporary design, we bring fresh ideas, a sense of adventure and a refined aesthetic to every project. Jan Gunn, the principal, was on the board of directors of Northern California ASID from 2004 – 2007 and 2010 - 2011 where she is the director of professional development for the society’s 700 members.

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  • San Francisco, CA 94107
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We provide architecture, planning and design services. With experience in residential and commercial design, from kitchens to entire neighborhoods, we approach projects with an emphasis on logical problem solving and a clean aesthetic.

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  • Oakland, CA 94611
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Collaborative Design Architects Inc. (CDA Inc.) provides comprehensive professional services in the areas of planning, programming, architectural design and construction management. Our clients cover both public and private sectors throughout the western United States. As a team leader, we provide integrated mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering services through ongoing collaborations with local engineering firms. Established in 1979, Collaborative Design Architects has offices located in San Francisco and Oakland. The scope of services provided by Collaborative Design Architects Inc. include the following: * Site planning/long-range master planning * Facilities needs and analysis investigations * Facilities feasibility studies * Due diligence reports * Functional programming * Budget and life cycle cost estimates * Process regulatory agency approvals * Grant and funding source identification and application assistance * Architecture * Structural engineering * Civil engineering * Mechanical, piping and sprinkler (MPS) * Electrical, lighting, controls and security system design * Interiors * Custom cabinetry and furniture design * Construction inspection * Landscape architectural design * Development consulting * Construction management These are provided through integrated teamwork with firms with which we have long-term relationships. CDA Inc. has been providing planning, architectural design and construction management for over 20 years. Our work in analyzing, rehabilitating and creating the built environment for both our public and private clients can be seen throughout the western United States. From due diligence reports and funding application through renovation and new construction design services, CDA Inc. brings significant experience and creativity to the process. The following are a sample of CDA Inc.'s major clients: * Pacific Union Company, San Francisco, California * American Stores Properties, Inc., National Headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah * First Interstate Bank, San Francisco, California * KLUR Eight Television, Billings, Montana * Placer Title Company, Sacramento, California * CU Planning and Building, Huntington Beach, California * Girls Incorporated of Alameda County * Oakland Hills Tennis Club, Oakland, California * The Homestead Business Park, Billings, * City of San Leandro, California * City of South San Francisco * City of Danville, California * City of San Carlos, California * City of Ontario, California * City of Alameda, California * City of Bay Point, California * City of Emeryville, California * City of Hayward, California * City of Billings, Montana * City of San Leandro Redevelopment Agency * Contra Costa County, California * Alameda County, California * Alameda County Redevelopment Agency * San Leandro Unified School District, San Leandro, California

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  • Mill Valley, CA 94942
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Mahoney Architects & Interiors is an award-winning firm dedicated to great design and sustainable building. We recently won the Remodel the Future award from Build It Green with a Tiburon residence that is totally green. Our clients love the fact that we listen to their goals, their dreams, and create beautiful spaces within their budgets. We are certified green building professionals and GreenPoint Raters. Contact us to design your new home, to remodel your whole home, or for a remodel. We are hip, we are experienced, we are eco-friendly, and care about our planet.

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  • El Cerrito, CA 94530
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We provide residential and light commercial architecture and design/build services to clients who desire their needs and ideas to be listened to, and turned into aesthetic and functional buildings and improvements. The firm prides itself in not being tied to any specific architectural style, and will follow the client's lead to fully develop an architectural language suitable to their sensibilities. Green building techniques are a specialty, and the firm is a member of the United States Green Building Council, and staffed by LEED accredited professionals.

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Polytec Const. Co. Inc.

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  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA 94116
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We offer the following services: * General Carpentry * General Engineering * Plumbing * Heating * Fire Sprinkler * Electrical Work We provide complete planning and architectural work.

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Rossington Architecture

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  • 18 years in businuess
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sausalito, CA 94965

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Founded in 1999, Rossington Architecture, a full-service architectural firm, is dedicated to excellence in design and design management. The firm's work concentrates on residential projects, which include renovations, additions, new homes, mixed use, and multi-family housing. Projects have also included a corporate retreat in Shanghai, China, two-rock climbing gyms, a yoga studio, and various commercial projects. The work is based in modernity, as well as derived directly from its context, and taking cues from existing circumstances, and thoroughly interpreting the requirements of the client. Detailing is kept intently timeless, simple and clean. We are determined proponents of environmentally sustainable projects, and we enjoy working with clients and contractors crafting green and workable solutions, based on various concerns, budget included. Phil is proud to have recently become a certified green building professional from Build It Green, with a duty to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient building practices. We are San Francisco Bay Area architects, and we are passionate about architecture, its connection not only to the immediate community, but to the world at large.

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  • San Francisco, CA 94109
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Our firm: As an award-winning firm with over 20 years of collective experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, we provide high-quality architectural services to both residential and commercial clients. We offer direct principal involvement at each project stage and work closely with our clients and contractors to maximize value while minimizing costs. Our design process begins with a careful understanding of our clients' needs and values within the given budget and context. As LEED accredited professionals, we see every project as an opportunity to create healthful, energy-efficient, and sustainable environments that provide myriad benefits to owners and occupants with minimal investment. Our process (typical for residential and small-scale commercial projects) includes the following: * Free initial consultation We can meet with you at your home, building or site to discuss your program needs, budget, and schedule and to brainstorm about functional layout and spatial character. * Planning and feasibility studies We will provide you with basic plans and three-dimensional studies with sufficient information to get preliminary pricing from a general contractor (GC). * Permitting We will prepare all materials required to get planning and building department approvals from the authority having jurisdiction and shepherd your project through the permitting process. * Construction documentation We will produce a complete set of technical construction documents including supplemental details for use by a GC of your selection or from which to obtain competitive bids. * Construction administration During the construction phase, we will act as liaison between you and the GC, answer the GC's requests for supplemental information, assist you with final material selections, and make periodic site visits to monitor construction progress and ensure that the project is built according to the intended design. We are a full-service architectural firm offering the following: * Feasibility studies * Programming and planning * New construction, from ground up * Tenant improvements * Additions * Renovations We work closely with consultants, contractors, fabricators, and suppliers to facilitate high-quality design and a smooth project delivery. Our cost: We typically work on an hourly or fixed-fee basis, depending on the scale and complexity of the project. Our service levels range from a basic permitting package to a full set of construction drawings with custom detailing. We generally advise our clients to budget from 6% to 18% of the total construction cost for architectural services depending on the scope. Our resources: We have a trusted network of consultants and contractors throughout the Bay Area as well as access to the latest technologies, materials, and products in the rapidly expanding realm of sustainable design and construction.

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Mohsen & Associates

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  • Berkeley, CA 94709
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Services offered: - Design new project - Redesign existing structures - Rearranging floor plans - Architectural plans - Construction drawings - Detail - Construction service, start to finish

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Traditional Home Design

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  • Albany, CA 94706
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We offer design and CAD draw, (provide plan sets) on residential and commercial buildings, restorations, remodels, additions, patios, fences and new buildings services, including structural design and distribution systems from local design and engineering company. We have a long list of references because you do not pay anything for revisions before we submit for the permit, and there is no cost for plan check changes/revisions required by the city. No one offers this level of customer satisfaction like us.

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Peters Design-Build

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  • Piedmont , CA 94611
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Peters Design-Build is a family-owned business specializing in sustainable and energy-efficient design and construction. We are LEED accredited specialists in single-family dwelling remodel projects. Our team has experience in all building phases, including design and engineering, site and foundation work, retaining walls, engineered steel framing, complete building envelope and systems for electric, plumbing, mechanical and HVAC, interior design and architectural-grade finishes. Our history includes green jobs utilizing passive solar design to provide heat and reduce energy consumption, high-tech jobs with utility upgrades, engineered steel and structural wiring. Since we are a small business with a low overhead, we can maintain a competitive edge by coordinating the entire building process from conception to completion towards the goals directed by our clients. We are are able to do projects of varying size, from small jobs to major renovations. We offer balancing cost with results. We combine technical know-how with an appreciation for aesthetics and continually reaching for the best in every job. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! Contact us for a free consultation. We are bonded and insured, with a license on Class B #792592.

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  • 18 years in businuess
  • San Francisco, CA 94110
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Actual-Size Architecture is an innovative, design-oriented, licensed and insured architectural firm. I'm best at taking the troublesome quirks of program and site, and changing them into imaginative, even wry design solutions. What I try to give to my clients is a wakefulness—an enlivened spirit, an awareness of nature, a feeling of vitality. People feel alive in my designs. I bring natural light deep into buildings, dapple direct sunlight where possible, draw natural ventilation in, expose views and open the heart of the space to nature. My projects run smoothly, and when conflicts do arise, I am skilled at easing tensions between contractor, engineer, and owner, and pushing forward the task at hand. I have over twenty years of experience in both design and construction.

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  • 26 years in businuess
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
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We are a full service, design focused architecture, design and construction firm with 25 years experience working in San Francisco and Northern California. Our portfolio includes residential remodeling and additions, new residences, commercial and restaurant design. Our projects have received local and national recognition, publication and design awards. We are experts at navigating the permit process in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities .

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  • San Francisco, CA 94109
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Knock Architecture and Design is a full service architecture and design firm founded in 2006 in San Francisco, CA. With over 17 years of experience, 12 of those focused in the San Francisco Bay Area, Knock A+D offers extensive expertise in local residential and small commercial projects. In addition, Knock A+D has a diverse background that includes a wide range of project types, from international campus masterplans to custom made furniture. Ryan Knock, architect and principal of Knock A+D, is a LEED accredited Professional and a Certified Green Building Professional. He earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design, where he received several honors and awards. Knock Architecture and Design's Vision is to make modern, sustainable spaces that are rooted in place. Every project begins with a thorough documentation of the site and surrounding character, and then the establishment of clear program goals, which lead to solutions which are highly tailored to the local environment, inhabitants and end users. High attention to construction quality, detail, and finishing touches, with hands on service throughout the entire project, result in textured and rich spaces which speak to the way the materials are assembled, and represent the character of both the building and those who dwell in them.

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  • Oakland, CA 94618
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We offer the following: * Commercial construction * Residential construction * Architectural and design services * Windows replacement * Doors replacement * Flooring * Solar panels * Siding * Roofing * Decks and walkways, and many more Just give us a call.

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