Actual-Size Architecture

San Francisco, CA

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How does your business stand out?

Three consistent design philosophies drive my work: People feel most alive when in contact with nature, most comfortable in a human-scaled environment, and most grounded when aware of their relationship to history. So firstly I like to open the living space to nature—through natural daylighting, open views, and low-maintenance plantings. Secondly I tailor the volumes to the owners' activities and spirit. And thirdly I like to create a relationship between the new work and any traditional design already there—each deferential to the other, each complimenting the best qualities of the other. My award-winning practice has been finding fresh solutions to complex criteria for over 17 years, and my work and writings have appeared in The Architectural Review, Fine Homebuilding, The Financial Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Magazine, and the book Good Green Kitchens, by Jennifer Roberts.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

All aspects of the profession are fun, but nothing is more gratifying than when clients call back years later to say how much they're enjoying the place.
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San Francisco, CA 94110

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