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What We Can Do for You

Mark Brand Architecture's award-winning architecture and interior design studio balance high design with practicality, combining understated elegance with elements of drama.

For almost 30 years, MBA has specialized in quality new homes and major residential remodels and additions. Our eclectic designs favor no single style yet incorporate a variety of influences ranging from traditional to modern with an emphasis on creativity, problem solving, quality of light and orientation to views. Artistic compositions of plane, space and form are enriched by color, texture and materials.

Our services do not end with design. We are experienced in dealing with Bay Area planning and building departments with our proven record of working well with project neighbors. Thorough project documentation and working closely with a network of trusted contractors, engineers and cost estimators enable the client to avoid costly problems during construction.

Our goal is to exceed our clients' expectations by maintaining a creative, enjoyable and efficient relationship between the owner, architect and contractor from the beginning of design through completion of construction.

Eichler Inspired

ei01Two Homes Inspired by Mid-Century Modernism

Our designs for these two speculative houses in Noe Valley were inspired by the atrium houses designed in the 50's for Bay Area developer Joseph Eichler. Entered via bridges from the street, the two houses share a sunken forecourt with stairs down to the lower level. A gull wing roof design and cantilevered elements at the front and rear of the house evoke the spirit of mid-Century modernism. The steeply down-sloping lot allowed us to provide sweeping views of the city from the two upper levels. Tall, skylit master suites at the lowest levels open out onto decks and the garden. Originally designed as mirrored images of each other, the design evolved through the negotiations of the right and left neighbors to respond to their differing needs.