Sometimes it's easier to draw it by hand

Jan 7, 2020 by Hiromi Ogawa

Hard to explain in words. Easier to explain through drawing.⁠

OFA holiday party 2019

Dec 14, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We had our office holiday party at a local printmaking studio. It was so much fun!

Topics: Life, Office

Welcome Olena!

Sep 3, 2019 by Rosanna Jackson

Ogawa Fisher Architects is pleased to welcome our newest Project Designer, Olena Vodetska. Olena holds a Master of Architecture degree from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in Ukraine. Her work experience includes three years as an architectural designer and three more years as an interior designer in Ukraine. Outside of work Olena likes to spend her time painting, drawing, and exploring. We’re really enjoying having Olena as part of our team. Welcome Olena!

Topics: Office

Welcome Doug!

Jun 4, 2019 by Rosanna Jackson

Ogawa Fisher Architects is pleased to welcome Project Designer, Doug Ponciano, to our team. Doug holds a degree in Architecture from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He most recently worked at Carmago & Associates Architects in San Jose where he focused on residential projects. Doug has been a great addition to our team and we are enjoying having him as part of our collaborative process. Welcome Doug!

Topics: Office

Design meetings happen anywhere

May 24, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Having a design meeting at our construction site, using the wood siding as a makeshift pin-up board. Design meetings happen wherever we can.

Sea Ranch exhibit

Apr 26, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our office took a field trip to see the Sea Ranch exhibit at the SFMOMA. This photo of a site model, made with sugar cubes and push pins, was a good reminder of how anything can everything can inspire architecture.

Position Available: Project Designer/Architect

Feb 25, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

We are looking for a full-time Project Designer/Architect. The ideal candidate is able to work on and manage multiple residential projects with a team.


  • 4-7 years experience in an architecture or interior design firm, preferably in residential design.
  • Ability to take a residential project through an entire lifecycle.
  • Ability to multi-task, work collaboratively, and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • Open and thoughtful communication and writing skills.
  • Have a positive and creative approach to design, work, and life.
  • Proficiency with CAD programs (ArchiCAD experience a plus), as well as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Architecture; professional license preferred.
  • LEED AP is a plus, but not required.
  • We value passion and expertise in any discipline; we believe it enriches the design process and our office culture. Show us what you’ve got!


We offer a competitive compensation package that includes health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. This is a full time, on-site position. Employment is contingent on a candidate’s ability to legally work in the US without employer sponsorship.

Please email cover letter, resume, references, and portfolio via link or PDF format to with “Project Architect” in the subject line. We will contact you - No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Topics: Office

Late night inspiration

Dec 12, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

New office photos

Nov 16, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Calvin and Amy Yao came to photograph our team and our office space, and we couldn't be happier with their final images! Her'es a shot of our recently completed annex, across the hall from our office space. Isn't it sweet?

We will be updating our website and newsletter with more new photos, so stay tuned. Thanks again, Calvin and Amy!

Welcome Malik!

Oct 23, 2018 by Rosanna Jackson
Ogawa Fisher Architects would like to welcome Project Architect, Malik Ajose to our team. Malik comes to us from New York and most recently worked at Davis Brody Bond. Some of his past projects include the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the former Time-Life Building, also in New York. Malik has been a great addition to our team and is already making an impact on our projects. We are so happy to have him on board!
Topics: Office