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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
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.
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.
Great person, great service!
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
Ruhina is the consummate professional.in terms of both design and follow through.the two most important aspects of the design delivery process. we have worked on a number of homes on the peninsula, and the results have been stellar. her technical skills are also excellent. i would enlist ruhina for landscape architectural services without reservation.
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.
I retained Mr. McDonald to re design an apartment building in the San Francisco Marina District which was built in 1928. The mandate was to preserve the building's period charm; yet increased the living area. The suggestions were relatively simple and he was able to enlarge both the kitchen and bathroom without changing the envelope of the building............and all the work was done with permits which is very complicated in San Francisco! His services were the cheapest money I ever spent and enhanced the rental value of the units.
Great communication and results.
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.
Bob and Christine have been doing an excellent job to architect the whole basement remodeling of my San Francisco property. They provided professional input and suggestions in the designs and updated all drawing requirement in order to get the City's building permit. Great Thanks!
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.
Since 1991 designing custom homes in San Francisco and beyond.
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We specialize in constructing high-end residential and light commercial projects. We are dedicated to achieving a high level of customer satisfaction with each project we perform. We seek to achieve successful client relationships across time, so we can be your contractor for life, not just for a single project. If you are considering a custom home, room addition, kitchen or bath remodel, we are the right choice for your project. QSD Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting company. We have the capability to take your project from concept to completion. We tackle each project with a blend of self-performed work and subcontracted work. All of our subcontractors are licensed, bonded and insured and go through a rigorous screening process. By selecting QSD Construction, Inc., you will have all of the necessary trades for your project wrapped up in one contract and managed by the owner. Residential work includes the following: * Custom homes * Room additions * Kitchen remodels * Bathroom remodels * Decks and balconies * Hardscape * Drainage, irrigation and softscape * Custom cabinetry and built-ins * Fine finish carpentry, doors, moldings, etc. * Patio covers Commercial work includes the following: * Tenant improvements * Medical office improvements * Multi-family apartment renovations * Strip mall exterior renovations and facades * Condo common area renovations (pool, spa, community entrance, etc.)
I do full-service architecture, on-site planning, new construction, remodeling, and evaluations. If you want truly beautiful life filled spaces and rooms then I am your architect. I employ the design philosophy of Christopher Alexander's "Pattern Language" which celebrates the environment of life and the energy derived from places that capture, generate,and perpetuate life by looking to the best patterns around the world from many sources including nature for the highest and best use of any place. I am a very experienced and skilled architect for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. I love to serve families for whatever need they may have to help them meet and exceed their expectations. My clients include award-winning designs in Napa and Sonoma Valley. My services extend to Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties.
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.
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.
I do interior design, building design for building permit of remodels, additions and new constructions, ACAD drafting and site measure.
We offer ecological architecture, green interior design and LEED consulting services as well as LEED for homes green rater. We are serving all of California including Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Santa Cruz and Carmel.
We offer award-winning, high-end, custom residential design throughout the Bay Area and beyond! Sutton Suzuki Architects has specialized in custom homes in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond for 22 years. With projects on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii, as well as Jackson, Wyoming, Incline Village, Nevada, and Malibu, the firm's diverse portfolio illustrates its emphasis on high-quality, client-driven design. Projects include everything from a very classic remodel overlooking the SF Marina to a more rustic home in Northern Mendocino County.