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Berkeley Residential Architects

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MJH Construction Management
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Robb S.
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I have worked with Michael on multiple projects over the last 25 years, with outstanding results. Michael is skilled, honest, diligent and reliable. He has extraordinary experience running jobs with the highest level of expense and finish (e.g., Greene Brothers quality residential work), but my work with him has been on more modest residential remodels. I can recommend Michael without reservation. Rob

MaHya Designs
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Andy N.
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My first project on Thumbtack and I was apprehensive and Mahya put all my concerns to rest. She understood my project, gave me feedback on maximizing my construction effort and most importantly was responsive and professional. I have another project planned for next year and Mahya will be my architect. Oh, before I forget, she has a strong network of equally qualified structural engineers and energy consultants. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. I HIGHLY recommend her.

  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Fely R.
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This is the first time I used Bay Area Design Solutions and I'm very please with their service and promptness. Yohan is very professional from the start to finish. He responds quickly when I need something. He was always on time and was able to delivered what he promised. I can highly recommend him and will definitely hire him again on my next listing.

Mayberry Workshop
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Curt H.
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Adam has a good nature about him. He is willing to help and is easy to work with. Most importantly he listens to your concerns. Has a great background in architecture and very good with contemporary type projects. I have used Adam for both residential & commercial TI's type projects. For both of these types of projects he has nailed the design and satisfied the user. Thanks Adam for your help.

Angelina L.
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Jeff is hied by our company at the last minute notice, for a 4 story, 20,000 square foot condominium new construction design project in San Francisco. He is extremely patient and talented, energetic and efficient. I am very impressed with his skill of using the modern technology with all the most updated software, computer aided design tools. That will greatly increase the accuracy and choices, especially in such a complex scale. Jeff is also familiar with all the application process of obtaining planing permit, building permit and conditional use permit. He read PPA and Ruben design committee comments very carefully, implemented line by line, yet in the mean time, watching out for the owner's interest like a lawyer. We have dealed with many big name professionals in San Francisco before we reach this point, Jeff has the skill all in one, and has the unbeatable speed since he is light and mobile, comparing to the cumbersome organization that answers your phone call with a secretary. After we gain the planning permit, we will most likely to continue to heir him for the building permit process, since he is an excellent communicator, to integrate the design with Machanical engineers, civil engineers, structural engineers. We believe he is the one for us.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
D. G.
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​OpenBay Design designed a large addition with 1 new story in my multi-family rental building. I was very satisfied with the process and was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly it all went. The team was knowledgeable in code and permit requirements, thoughtful in the design, personable and easy to work with. I have recommended this firm to others looking to renovate or build new residential (houses or multi-units) and commercial spaces and buildings. - Satisfied building owner, Oakland

Dave Kesler Architect
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Maria S.
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Great person, great service!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Paula D.
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Choose Odd Job Home Maintenance! I contacted them for some yard work, but they have vast experience. They grouted a bathroom...it looks great. They painted a fence...well done. They also planted and trimmed trees. My patio looks fresh and sunny.

Kaplan Architects
5.0
from 1 review
  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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I worked with Ed Kaplan on our bathroom remodel and he was wonderful. Ed listened well to what I wanted and also offered some great ideas. He helped me through every step of the project including coordinating and following up with the contractor to make sure things were being done as planned. Ed is personable, knowledgeable and skilled at his job. He was such a pleasure to work with and our new bathroom is beautiful! I would highly recommend him.

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth M.
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The architect came to our first appointment well prepared. He had done research on the property and was well informed about city regulations that affected our suggested designed. His communication style is clear and precise. His first appointment was complementary.

Architect SF
5.0
from 1 review
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Matt M.
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I hired Francisco for a unit expansion project in San Francisco. Building anything in San Francisco can be very challenging and frustrating and you need someone who can navigate the various city agencies and your neighborhood with both calmness and street smarts. Francisco is the guy you want on your side when you run into challenges as he is able to craft solutions and generate consensus. He is very well regarded and has great relationships at the planning department which is critical in getting your plans approved with as few headaches as possible. I would not hesitate to hire him again.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Virginia M.
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Gary Diebel was very professional and responsive. I was not able to use him as the scope of my project change. When I contacted him to move forward he was too busy.

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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.

  • 38 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer residential design services, specializing in additions and remodels. A full service is provided, from the initial visit to the design and construction.

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We are a full-service architecture firm, specializing in residential and commercial projects of any size and scope. Our goal is to provide a high-quality design that meets the client's programmatic needs, is within budget and is on schedule. By working closely with the client, we develop an overall project vision, wherein light, rhythm, textures, patterns and materials are utilized to create beauty, balance and visual interest to meet this project vision. We excel at developing creative, unique and affordable design solutions, regardless of project size, scope or budget and believe that quality design is possible in all architectural styles. At JTA, we feel sustainability, energy conservation and resource efficiency are important aspects of all projects and keep these issues in the forefront of our designs. We see each and every project as a way to create something unique and wonderful. Feel free to contact us to discuss any project you might be considering.

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Since 1991 designing custom homes in San Francisco and beyond.

  • 39 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Harriman Kinyon Architects, Inc. is a professional services architecture firm established in 1979. Our almost forty year history gives us a depth of experience in virtually all construction types. The firm’s experienced project management teams are organized in a manner that allows them to meet the needs of each Client. Each project is assigned a Project Manager or Project Architect who monitors the project from beginning to end. Quality assurance reviews, led by principals Don Kinyon and David Kim, round out the project management team. The principals maintain involvement with each project and aid in communication, especially during the initial phases as well as during construction. Coordination efforts between the various engineering disciplines are accomplished seamlessly due to long-established consultant relationships that are well defined and maintained. Our uncompromising commitment to personal attention combined with efficient construction management ensures that our Client’s projects meet the criteria they specify. Our firm’s solid reputation stems from the success of approximately 1,000 projects in Northern California, Central California, Southern California, Nevada, Idaho and Utah.

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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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Bruce Construction, a residential remodeling firm, specializes in bathroom and kitchen renovations in San Francisco and San Mateo County. We consistently complete our projects on time, on budget, and to our customers' complete satisfaction. We are a Diamond-certified company with an "A" rating from the Better Business Bureau. We proud The National Kitchen and Bath Association members, and Prime Buyers report has listed us among the top ten general contractors in San Mateo County. Call us today for a free project estimate.

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We are a full-service design and document architecture firm. We provide full range of services, including pre-design through construction administration for commercial and residential projects throughout California. Seasoned with 20+ years of experience, we offer ideas and solutions for traditional tastes and will offer new ways of thinking about your building, the choice of components, and how you define your lifestyle. There are many variables that define the realm of a project and we will cater our service package to complete the vision. Call to discuss your project today! We offer a vision for success, here at Eric Shephard Architects.

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Below is a summary of my educational background: * Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1971 * Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1967 * Intern and Guide, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, 1964 * Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois, 1963 I offer full design services which include site planning, schematic design, design development, construction drawings and services related to construction. My projects range in size from kitchens and baths to whole-house remodels including additions and new houses. Most are within the Bay Area, and most of these are within San Francisco itself, where I live. I usually do not accept work outside these areas. I have had over thirty years of experience working on design solutions that, first and most importantly, please my clients but which are, secondly, well received by the close-by neighbors, which is a key to thirdly, easier and faster acceptance by San Francisco's planning department (including the zoning administrator, in case a variance is involved). Although I have had a very high percentage of variance applications for clients that are approved, I also try to design to avoid having a variance be necessary, avoiding variances when possible. I am happy to explain more, show previous projects, etc. at an initial meeting at no charge. My clients appreciate how my designs can be either traditional (more contextual) or modern, depending on the context. My designs tend to mature into built projects that have manners and which are gracious good neighbors which co-exist easily with other older nearby houses. They have also been characterized as having curb appeal and are usually well received by neighbors for that very reason. A historic prototype is often helpful in grounding a design and instilling it with historic precedent as well as enhancing its wider appeal. On the interiors, I strive for light-filled and volume spaces, the use of materials including wood, synthetic stones and veneer plaster, and reasonably sized kitchens and baths. Lately, I have been designing green solutions using photovoltaic panels on the roofs and, if south facing, rear elevations in steel and glass, not being as restricted there nearly so much at the front, usually the public or street side, of the design.

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