La Donna Avenue Residence BONUS Sneak Peek

Mar 21, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

The homeowners at our La Donna Avenue Residence were so kind to send us this photo of the great room with the skylights in their full glory. Isn’t it lovely in this space? ✨
Continued beautiful hard work by CB Builders

La Donna Avenue Residence Construction Sneak Peek

Mar 20, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our La Donna Avenue Residence now has windows and drywall. You can now see the long and tall great room. It was too bad the skylights were boarded up the day of our visit!⁣
Beautiful hard work by CB Builders

Hyacinth Lane Residence - Construction Progress

Mar 16, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

At our Hyacinth Lane Residence, the passthrough / peekaboo opening between the living room and kitchen is now in place. You can see the natural light from the back patio streaming through - a sign that the passthrough will help bring natural light into the center of the house. Beautiful hard work by Starburst Construction.

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

Amarillo Avenue Residence - Construction Progress

Feb 22, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 3: The skylight and clerestory window over the guest bath shower. I have heard some people call this window/skylight detail "The OFA Special".

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 2

Feb 20, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

All the volumes have been enclosed in plywood sheathing.

Amarillo Avenue Residence - Construction Progress

Feb 18, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Amarillo Avenue Residence Progress - Part 1: the framed openings of the first floor have more emphasis with the solidity of the second floor on top.

Contractor Sketches Part 3

Feb 1, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

Drawing on stucco, and then the wall is demolished and the sketch is gone forever. Except that the details became the house that now stands. At our Inverness Way Residence, with Phil Carey at Starburst Construction.

Contractor Sketches Part 2

Jan 30, 2019 by Hiromi Ogawa

This one is between the studs, right on the inside face of plywood sheathing. It will eventually get covered up with insulation, but will remain as a beautiful time capsule of how our team figured out the details of a sleeping nook. At our Amarillo Avenue Residence, with Augie Peccei of Coast to Coast Development.