Top 10 Architects in San Francisco, CA

Porch Pro Headshot Kaplan Architects
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(34)
Verified license
"I highly recommend Ed Kaplan! I worked with Ed 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 bein...Read more
"I highly recommend Ed Kaplan! I worked with Ed 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 bein...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Diebel and Company | Architects
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(26)
Your home may well be the most complex, interesting, and expensive project you'll ever undertake. We help you define your needs, present options you may never have considered, and help you get the most for your valuable investment. There is a certain magic that can be seen and felt in homes created ...Read more
Your home may well be the most complex, interesting, and expensive project you'll ever undertake. We help you define your needs, present options you may never have considered, and help you get the most for your valuable investment. There is a certain magic that can be seen and felt in homes created ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Kathy Shaffer Architecture & Design
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(10)
Verified license
Established in 2004 in Sausalito, California, KSA is a small, award-winning architecture and interior design firm designing new buildings of distinction as well as remodeling historic or retrofitting existing properties. Project types include residential, commercial, as well as resort and hospitalit...Read more
Established in 2004 in Sausalito, California, KSA is a small, award-winning architecture and interior design firm designing new buildings of distinction as well as remodeling historic or retrofitting existing properties. Project types include residential, commercial, as well as resort and hospitalit...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Drafting Cafe
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(44)
Verified license
Drafting Cafe takes a unique approach to architectural services. We tailor our services to the needs of each client. By listening to your needs up front, we are can typically provide a fixed fee, and provide a reasonable time frame for delivery. Projects can be as simple as a set of permit drawings ...Read more
Drafting Cafe takes a unique approach to architectural services. We tailor our services to the needs of each client. By listening to your needs up front, we are can typically provide a fixed fee, and provide a reasonable time frame for delivery. Projects can be as simple as a set of permit drawings ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Oak View Designs LLC
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(4)
"We had a wonderful experience with Margaret. She has been very patient with us. We worked with Margaret to submit plans to the city to push out the back of our house. She not only met our deadline, but she got our plans approved right away. "
"We had a wonderful experience with Margaret. She has been very patient with us. We worked with Margaret to submit plans to the city to push out the back of our house. She not only met our deadline, but she got our plans approved right away. "
Porch Pro Headshot Building Solutions
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(36)
Verified license
Building Solutions is an Integrated Design-Build General Contractor that provides state-of-the-art design, remodeling, renovation and construction services for residential and commercial projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in: - Integrated Design, Planning, Estimating, Engi...Read more
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Building Solutions is an Integrated Design-Build General Contractor that provides state-of-the-art design, remodeling, renovation and construction services for residential and commercial projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in: - Integrated Design, Planning, Estimating, Engi...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot S3DA Design
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(19)
S3DA Offers a Wide Range of Services From conception to completion, our entire team of estimators, designers, project managers, and experienced executives make our clients’ needs a priority. We have experience in a wide variety of projects and delivery methods and use both time-proven practices and ...Read more
S3DA Offers a Wide Range of Services From conception to completion, our entire team of estimators, designers, project managers, and experienced executives make our clients’ needs a priority. We have experience in a wide variety of projects and delivery methods and use both time-proven practices and ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Oculus Architecture & Design
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(5)
Verified license
Oculus Architecture and Design is a small and dynamic Emeryville firm with a project base ranging from low-rise mixed-use commercial developments to rigorously designed, intricately detailed custom residences. We take great pride in our architectural product both graphic and built, and consistently ...Read more
Oculus Architecture and Design is a small and dynamic Emeryville firm with a project base ranging from low-rise mixed-use commercial developments to rigorously designed, intricately detailed custom residences. We take great pride in our architectural product both graphic and built, and consistently ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Ronin Architects
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
Verified license
Ronin Architects is a multidisciplinary firm with project experience ranging from high-end residential, slope side residential, mission critical facilities, healthcare, commercial, building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), lean construction, all the way to software and ...Read more
Ronin Architects is a multidisciplinary firm with project experience ranging from high-end residential, slope side residential, mission critical facilities, healthcare, commercial, building information modeling (BIM), integrated project delivery (IPD), lean construction, all the way to software and ...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Architectural Inspection Services
Architects
Serves San Francisco, California
(12)
Verified license
"Prior to buying our home we had Patrick Burger come to do the inspection. He was professional, and extremely quick to get back to us with finished report. Due to his information we were able to make a clear decision on what we were willing to cover and what we were not regarding up and coming h...Read more
"Prior to buying our home we had Patrick Burger come to do the inspection. He was professional, and extremely quick to get back to us with finished report. Due to his information we were able to make a clear decision on what we were willing to cover and what we were not regarding up and coming h...Read more

Top questions to ask before hiring an architect

    A professional will assist you with scope and estimates, but having a clear idea of what you want to accomplish will help communication.

    Do you want professionals to do everything, or do you have the time and skill to do some of the work?

    Many projects such as have a DIY component, such as painting or cleanup.

    First and foremost, protect yourself and make sure the contractor and any sub-contractors are licensed, bonded and insured.

Recent reviews for San Francisco Architects

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Kathy started her Sausalito based business in 2004 after over twenty years of working for other architecture firms on residential, commercial, and public architecture. She is currently designing and detailing residential, commercial and public projects a...

- Brad Shaffer
16248

Patrick is responsive and timely

- Jesus Armas
33049

Quick response, knowledgeable, professional manner handle the job, and reasonable price.

- Lily Zong
16198

Patrick did a good job in inspecting the property we purchased. He also provided us ballpark estimation on remodeling cost, which was import to us because we were planning to do large remodeling. He ended up designed and built our project.

16220

Simply the best. Personable and professional, with vast experience in the field allowing for timely and relevant assessment. The inspection report provided was extremely thorough, clearly and compellingly written, and resulted in a quick legal victory. Hi...

- Maral Rapp
Frequently asked questions about San Francisco Architects

Can I browse unscreened Architects in San Francisco?

We do our best to screen all of our architects. However, there are still some architect professionals in San Francisco that have not been pre-screened. This means that their licenses may not be up to date to operate in San Francisco or CA. Always be sure to pre-screen them yourself before hiring. Here are some unscreened professionals offering architectural design:

  • Michael Tolleson, Architect:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
  • Ohashi Design Studio:
    • Active/Verified License: No, current status is inactive
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How does invoicing/payment work for most Architect projects in San Francisco?

Every project differs, but you should ask any architect for an estimate, before they do any work. In fact, ask for their general payment terms before any architectural design work is done.

If the job is large and going to take longer than a day, it's common practice for architects to request a down payment. Usually, this will be around 25% so they can commence work on your architect project.

If it's a quick job, you'll likely be given an invoice/bill when the job is complete. Then it's up to you and the architect to determine if you pay immediately or can send payment at a later date.

Who should I hire if I need Architectural Design in San Francisco?

Right now there are about 50 companies in and around San Francisco ready to help you with your architectural design project.

    Below we've listed a few of the top Architects on Porch:

    • Douglas Architecture
      • Dedona, Gregory
        • David Kesler Architect

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          Porch Pro Headshot Levitch Associates Inc
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          (63)
          Verified license
          In the 1960′s, Edward Levitch and a handful of employees decided to approach architecture in a radical and innovative way. By combining architecture and construction into a single process, they began to practice what is currently known as Integrated Architect-led, Design-Build. For 24 years, Edwa...Read more
          In the 1960′s, Edward Levitch and a handful of employees decided to approach architecture in a radical and innovative way. By combining architecture and construction into a single process, they began to practice what is currently known as Integrated Architect-led, Design-Build. For 24 years, Edwa...Read more
          Porch Pro Headshot Thorn Architects
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          (5)
          Verified license
          Porch Pro Headshot D A Caraway Architect
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Verified license
          In business without interruption - one project has always been under construction at all times, with flawless performance, zero complaints. I use a method of completing all data on the drawings then make no changes. Takes a little more time meeting with clients but I like it.
          In business without interruption - one project has always been under construction at all times, with flawless performance, zero complaints. I use a method of completing all data on the drawings then make no changes. Takes a little more time meeting with clients but I like it.
          Porch Pro Headshot De Meza + Architecture, Inc. (DM+A)
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          De Meza + Architecture, an award-winning, full-service architecture design firm located in San Francisco, was founded in 2001 by Gregg De Meza, after an impressive career designing some of the world’s most prestigious projects. DM+A’s innovative and talented team of architects and designers create m...Read more
          De Meza + Architecture, an award-winning, full-service architecture design firm located in San Francisco, was founded in 2001 by Gregg De Meza, after an impressive career designing some of the world’s most prestigious projects. DM+A’s innovative and talented team of architects and designers create m...Read more
          Porch Pro Headshot Get Structural
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more
          Engineering consulting for the average Joe in mind. Very personal and direct with communication and willing to take on projects large or small. With over 20 years of experience on the job site and behind the desk, we provide industry proven designs, while keeping cost benefits in mind. We invite ...Read more
          Porch Pro Headshot Koch Architects, Inc.
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and enliven the architectural spaces that shape and define our client's lives. Every project is a new opportunity to apply o...Read more
          Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Koch Architects, Inc. partners with residential and commercial clients to realize urban, metropolitan and rural projects that enhance and enliven the architectural spaces that shape and define our client's lives. Every project is a new opportunity to apply o...Read more
          Porch Pro Headshot Gawoski Architects - Planning and Design
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Verified license
          Doug Gawoski is a licensed Architect in California, serving homeowners in the San Francisco Bay area. Our goal is to design healthy and inspiring homes that use less resources.
          Doug Gawoski is a licensed Architect in California, serving homeowners in the San Francisco Bay area. Our goal is to design healthy and inspiring homes that use less resources.
          Porch Pro Headshot Michael Tolleson, Architect
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Simplicity is the best friend of complexity.
          Simplicity is the best friend of complexity.
          Porch Pro Headshot Angela Klein Architect
          Architects
          Serves San Francisco, California
          Verified license
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