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Best Architects in San Jose
2021

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose Architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

AAI

Founded in 1979, AAI, otherwise known as AAI Design, is an architectural and design firm based in San Jose and Pleasanton. The company specializes in design services, engineering plans, interior design trade consulting, architectural illustrators and services, building repositioning, tenant planning, and corporate environments. Clients speak highly of their professional manner, creativity, construction budgeting, attention to detail during the project, ability to work well with consultants and general contractors, thorough designs, and carry-through during construction.

San Jose, CA 95126

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Banducci Associates Architects, Inc.

A design-oriented architectural firm founded in 1987, Banducci Associates Architects, Inc. is based in Pleasanton and serves the Northern Calirfonia area. The company specializes in building renovation, interior architecture, commercial, residential, and civic projects. They hold awards that include a 2010 Town Council Award from the Town of Danville for outstanding building design, a 2008 Grant Award from the CMACN/AIA-California Council Design Awards Program in the category public/civic project, and a 2002 Visions of the Valley Design Award for commercial renovation project by the American Institute of Architects, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

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BAR Architects

For over 40 years, BAR Architects focuses on tailor-made relationships with each client and creating site-specific solutions. The firm specializes in custom homes, International, commercial, corporate campus, arts and entertainment, academic and institutional, senior living, multi-family and mixed use, and hospitals and wineries. They are a certified San Fransisco Bay Area Green Business and hold over 180 awards, including the 2000 AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award, Special Recognition Award from the AIA California Council and PG&E Architecture at Zero Competition in 2015, and the Livable Buildings Award in 2015 from the Center for the Built Environment.

San Jose, CA 94111

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BCA Architects

Founded in 1989, BCA Architects specializes in education, civic, and commercial projects and are located in San Jose, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Newport Beach. Serving the surrounding areas, they provide services in projects that include office buildings, renovations, assisted living, restaurants, hospice, public works buildings, community spaces, religious buildings, and educational buildings and spaces. They hold awards that include the Award of Excelence, Chula Vista High School in 2011 by ABC San Diego, 2011 Green Project of the Year by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, and more.

San Jose, CA 95113

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Camargo & Associates

A San Jose-based architectural firm, Camargo & Associates serves the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay areas. The company specializes in projects that include residential, commercial, renovations, traditional architectural projects, and all stages of construction management. The company’s owner, Maurice Camargo is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been practicing architecture in the South Bay area since 1979. Clients speak highly of their friendliness, professional and respectful manner, attention to the project’s goals, talent, creative designs, enjoyable presence, and high-quality work.

San Jose, CA 95136

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DES Architects + Engineers

Based in Redwood City, DES Architects + Engineers is a full-service design firm founded in 1972. The company provides services for projects that include workplace, commercial, residential, science and technology, healthcare, education, and mixed-use projects. They hold awards that include first place in advertising and feature writing from the Society of Marketing Professionals in 2015 and two 2015 Gold Nugget Awards at the PCBC conference in San Diego.

Redwood City, CA 94063

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Eaton Hall Architecture

Eaton Hall Architecture serves clients in Silicon Valley and San Francisco since 2012. The firm specializes in housing and residential, institutional, community, commercial, and hospitality projects. Other services include interiors, planning, graphics and signage, visualization, 3D modeling, building information modeling, post occupancy evaluation, construction administration, value engineering and analysis, code compliance, sustainable design and evaluation, design, and pre-design architectural services. The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects.

San Jose, CA 95126

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Hometec Architecture

Specializing in residential design and homeowner services, Hometec Architecture serves the Willow Glen and surrounding areas since 1987. The company’s services include floor plan layout, design development, construction documentation, and green building practices. Their focus is on developing each project to the homeowner’s specifications while bringing creative solutions to each aspect of design to create a balanced and natural custom home with future marketability.

San Jose, CA 95112

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Mark Stoklosa Architect, Inc.

Since 1982, Mark Stoklosa Architect, Inc. serves the center of the Silicon Valley area in the San Jose/Santana Row community. The firm specializes in pre-schools, residential, additions, remodels, church facilities, veterinary clinics, community spaces, office buildings, restaurants, and commercial projects. They also offer pre-design, approval, design, adaptive reuse, and green architecture services. The firm focuses on providing contemporary, modern, and sustainable practices to each project.

San Jose, CA 95128

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Michael Vierhus Architect

Providing full architectural services since 1988, Michael Vierhus Architect serves the San Jose, Willow Glen, Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Los Altos, Almaden, Campbell, Scotts Valley, Soquel, and the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. The firm provides construction administration, bidding assistance, specifications, construction documentation, planning, design, programming, record drawings, and initial consultation services. Clients speak highly of their professional and competent manner, excellent communication, design skills, high-quality work, and attention to detail.

Los Gatos, CA 95031

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William Maston Architect and Associates

William Maston Architect and Associates is a full-service home design and remodeling architecture firm with over 20 years of experience. They serve the San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Atherton areas. The company specializes in incorporating green building and sustainable practices into new home construction and home additions. The services they provide include remodels, new home projects, master planned communities, multi-family and townhome subdivisions, infull single family home subdivisions, historic preservation, and commercial projects.

Mountain View, CA 94041

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