4,560 Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco

It is often said when you're building a house, you’re building a dream. An architect or master of building design can make your dream house a reality. Architects can help you design and redesign spaces of your home or focus on helping you build your own house from the ground up. Architectural firms have extensive knowledge of architectural design and building materials, and a strong appreciation of ergonomics – warmth, light, and flow within a property. As you search through architects and building designers in San Francisco, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
  • BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015,...

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  • California's Full-Service Architectural, Planning & Interior Design

    Visbeen Architects has been in the business of bringing architectural dreams to life - from unique, custom-designe...

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  • John Lum Architecture is a 16-person firm located in a converted laundry machine factory in the Mission District o...

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  • The Peninsula's Inventive Architectural Design Studio

    M. Designs Architects is an award-winning, Los Altos, CA based architectural, planning and interior design firm sp...

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  • Robin McCarthy is a California licensed architect who specializes in residential architecture. My company, Arch S...

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  • Bay Area Award Winning Architect with an Emphasis on Universal Design

    Mikiten has a deep and first-hand understanding not only of the need for architectural designs that are usable by...

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  • BEST OF HOUZZ (DESIGN): 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 ; BEST OF HOUZZ (CUSTOMER SERVICE): 2016, 2013, Mark En...

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  • Bay Area Architect and Interior Designer | 3x Best of Houzz Winner

    Suba is a Bay Area firm focused on connecting and collaborating through architecture and design. Each client bring...

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  • Klopf Architecture brings the outside in. For 18 years the team at Klopf Architecture has sought to understand eac...

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  • Berkeley Based Modern Architectural Design Firm

    Denise Hall Montgomery Architecture is a Berkeley based design firm that specializes in modern design, architectur...

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  • Levitch Associates, Inc. has steadily increased the span of its reputation, with over 1,000 projects built and a b...

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  • South Bay's Fresh + Collaborative Architect

    Our Mission is to bring our clients' visions to life through architecture and design. We collaborate with our home...

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  • Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Serving the Bay Area

    Here at Studio M MERGE, we apply forward-thinking, innovative solutions to the design of places, inside and out, l...

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  • Best of Houzz 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012. Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior...

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  • South Bay Architect & Designer Best of Houzz 2015

    Our approach to design enables us to create living environments for people that truly resonate with their lifestyl...

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  • San Francisco Bay Area Architect - Best of Houzz 2014, 2015 & 2016

    Our designs are based on the principles of modern architecture that have made the West Coast so special - each bui...

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    Design Everest is a leading provider of structural engineering, civil engineering and design services for resident...

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  • Orange County's Experienced, Creative and Innovative Architect

    From the simplest of remodels to the most challenging and complex, the goal of our firm is a final product that ex...

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  • The Peninsula's Architect Providing Creative Design Solutions

    Over the years my focus has evolved to include greater promotion of environmental sustainability through design an...

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    Founded in San Francisco in 1980, Gast Architects is an eleven-person, service-oriented practice specializing in c...

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  • San Francisco's Value Oriented Architecture Firm

    Architect SF provides high-quality architecture services & is dedicated to bringing clients goals & visions into r...

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  • Orange County Architectural Firm | Best of Houzz 2014 & 2017

    Established in 1990, the office of Jon Eric Christner Architect, Inc. provides architectural services throughout S...

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  • Our clients come to us dissatisfied with what is. They have tastes and convictions, budgets and constraints. They...

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    San Francisco Based Featured Design Firm

    Design What You Love. Ogle Design specializes in creating impactful and personal spaces through inspired design.

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  • Projects ranging from Silicon Valley to Wine Country, from urban San Francisco to open country in Saratoga, bay si...

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  • Wine Country's Contemporary Architecture Studio | Best of Houzz 2017

    Design for the Modern Age. Robert R. Gregory has been working independently in the Napa Valley for over 30 years a...

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  • Nick Lee Architecture offers architectural services including design and engineering for new homes, additions and...

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    Marin County Full Service Design Studio, 2x Best of Houzz Winner!

    MW design is a full service Residential, Retail and Corporate design studio that works closely with clients to und...

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  • Rossington Architecture is an award-winning, full-service architectural firm dedicated to excellence in design and...

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  • Los Angeles Full Service Remodeling Contractor 6x Best of Houzz Winner

    We handle all home remodeling needs from bathroom remodels, garage conversions to new construction and everything...

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  • Feldman Architecture is an award-winning commercial and residential design practice recognized for creating warm,...

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  • Bay Area's Professional Architectural Design & Build-3x Best of Houzz!

    Marcus Dalton Design is a design firm that focuses on providing a quality experience for our customer. We don't th...

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  • Kaplan Architects has over 3 decades experience in new home design and custom home remodels throughout San Francis...

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  • A Distinctive Bay Area Architecture Firm Best of Houzz 2015

    Our firm is committed to working very closely with clients to deliver a project that goes beyond simply meeting th...

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Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco

Visbeen Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
7 Dec 2012
“Visbeen Associates have great vision and unique perspectives that bring a challenging project to a beautiful end. We are very pleased with what Visbeen has accomplished for us!”
M. Designs Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
17 Dec 2013
“We did two projects with Malika and love the results. She planned two remodel/ additions for us plus helped with some interior design choices. Our house is modern but she also did my brothers house which is ranch style.”
Mikiten Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
30 Aug 2014
“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.”
suba | Suanne Bassett, Architect
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
26 Sep 2014
“Suba was referred to us for our remodel and we feel very fortunate to have found Suanne for our project! We wanted to modernize our home's curb appeal, update the 60's style bar/family room and reconfigure our small living room. Suanne is a thoughtful listener and her creativity helped incorporate ideas we had not considered. The outcome is truly better than we hoped for!”
Denise Hall Montgomery Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
19 Jul 2017
“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.”
DiVittorio Architecture & Design
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
13 Jun 2019
“Danielle DiVittorio was a great help to me when I remodeled my kitchen. She had a lot of terrific ideas for the kitchen. I loved how the remodel looks. I would highly recommend her.”
studio M MERGE
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
22 Jun 2016
“Andrea designed a complete backyard remodel for us that involved extensive grading, hardscape and landscaping. The job turned out even better than expected and we constantly get accolades on the design. She chose the plants beautifully and 5 years out the yard looks better than ever and the plants have maintained and grown in even with restricted water use. I would highly recommend her and we plan to use her services again!”
Studio3 Design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
16 Feb 2014
“I was introduced to Bess through a previous Designer I worked with who was retiring her business. She felt Bess would be a good fit for me and my job, and I knew from our first meeting she was right. Bess and her Studio 3 team came on the job when we completed the basic house conceptual plan. Her input and ideas only further enhanced the function of the floor plan. As well, her knowledge, expertise and practical approach has been so valuable especially as this is my first major house remodel. I have quickly found how easy it is to keep expanding the plan as well as the budget! She does a great job keeping me on track and realistic, which my husband appreciates! Bess has guided us through our Phase 1 of the crazy permit process for an in law quarters and is now assisting with our phase 2, the rest of the house., all the while setting expectations of how to work with the city. She is also great when working with your personal choice of contractors, although she provides her own top notch referrals. Her team is friendly and responsive. We still have a ways to go, but she is willing to work with you on what services you need in regards to your budget, which I appreciate. I've been in Real Estate for 13 years, and one thing I've learned is when you find great vendors, partner with them, keep using them and refer them! I've referred Studio 3 to two people / clients with different styles and both have been thrilled to work with her. I would highly recommend you give Studio 3 and Bess a call for your next large or smaller project!”
Swatt | Miers Architects
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
21 Jun 2012
“I worked with Swatt Architects on several commercial projects in the nineties and have since kept abreast of their work. Bob Swatt has always assembled an energetic, creative and professional team to execute work which is classically beautiful, extremely responsive to each clients' needs, and truly respectful of the natural and built environment in and around each project. In every case I know of, the result has been places that people want to be in, places that stand the test of time and become cherished parts of their communities.”
Alan D. Olin Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in San Francisco
3 Jan 2019
“Alan Olin designed our Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Praire Style home 12 years ago and we are completely satisfied with the result. Our original vision only improved because Alan listened to us while effectively maintaining its design intergrity. I believe our home is ageless, and enjoy the numerous complements it has received over the years.”
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