Our Culture

Where profession and passion unite.

Architecture is a fascinating blend of art and engineering. It's creative, complex and challenging—and we’re passionate about doing it right. Walking through our office on any given day you may encounter a project undergoing a sustainability charrette, one or more interns from a number of universities, teams collaborating on a “design café” and more. Visible in our office, the passion for our work also extends beyond our doors to the broader profession and community. Assisting in a neighborhood revitalization, participating in USGBC and the AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE) to our pro-bono endeavors designing a school in post-earthquake Haiti, start to give you an understanding of our definition of community.

One of only a few architecture firms certified as a San Francisco Bay Area Green Business, we are fortunate to be able to commit to the Public Architecture 1% pro-bono program that connects non-profit organizations with design firms willing to donate their time. Whether it’s through our philanthropic work or our formidable softball team, we’re a group that knows how to work hard and play hard. We value our professional contributions and approach design seriously, yet we promote a healthy work-life balance and foster a broader sense of community for all our employees.

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We’re a team that goes to the game together...
...and plays the game together.
Impromptu design discussions happen anytime, anywhere.
Through our philanthropic work, our staff contributes to the greater good of the global community.
Leap's Annual Sandcastle Contest lets us roll up our sleeves to support arts education.
We know how to dress up—and get down.
We've hosted events for charitable causes—as well as for fun.
You never know whom you’ll come across in our office, especially during Halloween.
Giving to local organizations and having a ball at the same time.
We have participated in Parking Day...
...and have participated in pranks as well.