Berkeley, CA Architects

A well-chosen architect can design a home that is specifically tailored to your family's lifestyle. Highly competent and professionally-trained designers, many architects in Berkeley, CA also use sustainable design principles to maximise the site and materials used, so your home uses less energy and saves you money in the long term. More
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Architect in Albany, CA
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  • Albany, CA, 94706
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Architect in Berkeley, CA
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
The East Bay's Modern & Functional Architectural Design Studio
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Architect in Berkeley, CA
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
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Architect in Albany, CA
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  • Albany, CA, 94706
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Design What You Love. Ogle Design specializes in creating impactful and personal spaces through inspired design.
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Architect in Berkeley, CA
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94709
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Architect in Emeryville, CA
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  • Emeryville, CA, 94608
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  • Emeryville, CA, 94608
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94703
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  • Palo Alto, CA, 94303
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  • Albany, CA, 94706
East Bay's Best Established Architecture Firm
The firm of Ron Bogley Architect-Builder specializes in both architectural plans and design-build of residential...
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Architect in Berkeley, CA
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
East Bay Coastal's Professional Design and Drafting Firm
Through our designs, we strive to find the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and beauty. Our projects...
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Architect in Oakland, CA
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  • Oakland, CA, 94608
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Architect in Berkeley, CA
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  • Berkeley, CA, 94710
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Featured Reviews for Architects in Berkeley, CA
Sogno Design Group
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"Kathy Rogers and her team at Sogno Design Group created a fabulous design for my kitchen. She listened well and incorporated the features most important to me. She provided 3 conceptual designs that were all great options. After I chose one she guided me through the decisions I had to make and the resulting design was a significant improvement. I now have a beautiful kitchen. Kathy was a pleasure to work with. Notes: the project cost below is for Sogno services only. The construction and appliances cost significant more. Architecture services were approximately 10% of the total. The photos attached are by homeowner and include some old furniture that will be replaced."
- Mary Henderson
Levitch Associates, Inc
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates was a pleasure and delight to work with. We appreciated his thoughtful guidance, attention to detail, superb craftsmanship, and his sense of humor. Maurice was supported by a great team of courteous, hardworking professionals, both in the office, and on site. He completed a total transformation of the facade of our house, for which we have received numerous compliments. We highly recommend him to any of those seeking a trustworthy, skilled and professional architect, and will certainly choose him for any future work on our house."
- jswong
WA Design Architects
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"David Wilson and WA Design have been the architects on two homes for our family, one in the Oakland Hills and one in Napa, California, on a rock-filled challenging site. They have been wonderful and responsive to work with, embracing our ideas in the spirit of collaboration. Designing and building a home is a very personal experience, and to be successful the firm you hire should be a pleasure to work with on many levels. This firm definitely is. David became a good friend during and after our process on the first home, and that made the second project even easier. Their style is warm contenporary, so easy to live in. I have contacted him about questions after the completion of both projects and he has been more than helpful, continuing to get information for me and share ideas. Both houses have hosted several events (best kitchens, touring unique houses, etc) and I continue to receive compliments: "I love your house, it's the best house architecture I've seen"; "I'm impressed by the views, light, organic flow and peacefulness of this homes", and many, many more positive comments. I strongly recommend this firm if you want to create a one of a kind home ! PS Hire them and I'll be jealous, I want to build a house with them again."
- Sharon Tjian
Devi Dutta Architecture
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"I am so glad we hired Devi Dutta Architecture to design our backyard studio. She was very attentive to our project ideas. Devi helped us understand the pros and cons of our "must have's" and "nice to have's". She understood how different design features were going to affect the permitting process. And she worked with our builder to understand how the design could be built in a cost-effective and pleasing manner. The finished product ended up looking even better than the architectural drawings. I highly recommend Devi Dutta Architecture!"
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Mikiten Architecture
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"We hired Erick Mikiten as the project architect for a major kitchen remodel and some ancillary work on the entrance porches to the house in 1994/95. We wanted to expand the kitchen, remodel the interior to include new cabinets and an island, provide a new seating area in an addition at the rear of the house, and improve what was then an awkward connection between the kitchen and a rear bedroom. Erick came up with a very creative solution to the space constraints in the existing kitchen that resulted in a much more spacious kitchen with a larger island than we had anticipated. The addition on the rear of the house not only provided a seating area with views into the rear garden that we use on a daily basis, but included a very attractive raised ceiling and exterior architecture that continue to receive admiring comments from friends and visitors almost 20 years later. Erick's firm also recommended a new color scheme for the exterior of the house, which we adopted. Even now, from time to time complete strangers stop by to ask about the specifications of the paint colors because they find it so attractive and are considering doing something similar. Throughout the project Erick made great efforts to understand what we were looking for and present alternative options to achieve this, going through multiple iterations of the design as we refined the concept together, then producing a final design that satisfied our budget constraints. During construction, Erick visited the site on a regular basis and worked closely with the contractor to make sure that the work was being done in conformance with the design."
- geoffgosling
Architectural Concepts
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"John is very professional and so happy to communicate with. always on time and knows local code very well. we worked with him on three projects so far and will continue work with him if we have any renovation comes in the way."
- nancyli67
Guy Lubroth, Architect
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"We engaged Architect Guy Lubroth to help us remodel our apartment in San Francisco. He was very professional and thorough in his review of what could be done architecturally. Guy was also very helpful in presenting several alternatives to us. Our remodel is now complete and it is as perfect as we could have wanted. Thanks to Guy's help the HOA approvals went thru easily and the entire experience was good. We can highly recommend Guy Lubroth to anyone considering building or remodeling. Sincerely, Noel Pinto"
- noerpinto
Studio Bergtraun AIA
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"My wife and I have one of the most beautiful and functional kitchens in all of California thanks to Studio Bergtraun. Somehow, Alex managed to make a 13X13 space into a perfect kitchen for us and we have enjoyed it every day. His creativity and ability to see the big picture is something that we really appreciated. After two years of enjoying our kitchen, we wouldn't change a single thing Alex recommended."
- rickbohn
ODS Architecture
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"The staff at Ohashi Design Studio helped me design my kitchen/living space. I wanted to open up our galley kitchen to be able to see our incredible view from the kitchen. They came up with a design I never imagined could work so well. Rather than just remove a wall, they moved the kitchen, changed it to a more functional shape and not only opened up the view, but made the living space feel like we were outside. I have been especially impressed with their level of service. They listened to my dreams and goals and turned it into a reality beyond what I'd hoped for. They were available anytime I needed guidance during construction and made sure the project was built down to the finest details. They helped me find a contractor and oversaw the bidding process. They helped pick out all the materials and finishes, even the paint color. I can't say enough about their level of expertise and professionalism. I worked with Dave and Alan."
- ellynjd
Denise Hall Montgomery Architecture
Architects in Berkeley, CA
"This is the 2nd major project my husband and I have worked with Denise on. The first project, a complete house remodel in Marin County, was in 2003, and we are now (Sept 2017) working on a new home project in the Berkeley Hills. We couldn't be happier with Denise and her team! She is super talented, efficient, and most importantly, a great communicator. She keeps us well informed of the process, timeframe, and budgets. She is also very skilled at handling a creative husband/wife team and what can sometimes be a frustrating process with city planners & contractors. She makes the collaborative process super fun."
- Laura Sackett
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If your renovation is more than a simple benchtop replacement or roof re-tiling job, then it may be time to find an architect in Berkeley, CA who can manage your project from start to finish. Depending on the architecture firm you hire, the scope can span from planning sustainable design into your renovations, to selecting furniture and even interior finishes.

How do I find the right architect for my home design project?

An architect is often the first person you hire for your project. Before taking steps to find an architect in Berkeley, CA, ask yourself what you want to achieve from your renovation or home construction. Do you want to improve the liveability and sustainability of your home, or simply expand? What style of architecture do you prefer? Once you have established your motivation, research architects that have completed similar house designs in your Berkeley locale and within a comparable budget to yours.

Undergoing renovations, house extensions or building a new home entirely can be stressful. For this reason, it’s important that you and your chosen architect get along and share the same values, especially if you require an architect to help you refine your brief. To establish this rapport, you may need to meet several times with the architects on your shortlist before making a final decision on who you hire. The relationship you have with your architect is very personal, and will involve discussions of your habits, hobbies and tastes, so you want to ensure you have picked someone you feel comfortable in sharing this information with.

Most importantly, you need to trust that your architect will manage your home improvement or house design within budget, while working with site constraints, and coordinating the relationships of all parties involved in the project.

Ideally, your Berkeley, CA architect will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. Your architect may be needed to select and hire California subcontractors (e.g. builders, engineers and landscape architects) just as they may need to negotiate contracts with stakeholders. A good client-architect relationship will ensure they are your biggest advocate along the way during construction.

Finally, remember that the most well-known or established architect may not provide the right architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project.

Questions to ask prospective residential architects in Berkeley, CA:

  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • What types of renderings (3-D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include?
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (The architect's personal style could interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a project manager and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Do you foresee any complications with this project?

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