Alan and his team far exceeded our expectations. He and his team studied what we needed and valued then designed multiple solutions anticipating and addressing things we had not considered. As construction began to mature we stood in awe as the quality of the design was so much better than we had imagined on paper. We have an Eichler with many significant design challenges and a challenging budget. He and his team designed something truly beautiful that fits perfectly in our neighborhood and has all our friends and neighbors stopping by to admire. I cannot describe how personally he and his staff attended to each and every decision from cabinets to flooring, paint and accents. Many site visits throughout and custom crafting of roofing, gutters and trim. It paid off in a big way. We have a show piece and our dream home. Thank you Alan and team!!

—KEVIN B.

We worked with the Ohashi team on a spectacular hillside house in Orinda. Their attention to detail, materials and composition was even more amazing given the steep terrain of the site, and they were easy to collaborate with on exterior hardscape items. We look forward to working with ODS again in the future.

—HUETTL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

We have been fortunate to create several landscapes for Ohashi Design Studio homes. Working with their team is a fluid process and we enjoy a fruitful design focused collaboration with them. Its always a pleasure to work with architects that value the contribution the landscape brings to grounding the building and extending the living space beyond the thresholds. We enjoy adding value to the projects they bring us on board with and creating beautiful spaces for our clients to thrive in.

—MORF | CHANG LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

I am writing to recommend Ohashi Design Studio as an excellent architecture firm. We have had many interactions with all of their staff and will be starting a ground up project soon with them. From their initial inquiries into our firm (we are a general contracting firm based in the SF bay area), all the way through our interactions in design meetings, budget reviews, client interactions, and of course their fantastic design work they have maintained the highest level of competency. Their process is well delivered, and received by all that we have encountered, and their entire staff is very focused on excellence and great design. We are very happy to be working with them and look forward to many projects together.

—JUNGSTEN CONSTRUCTION INC.

We had a vague notion of the design we wanted and a collection of disconnected ideas. The Ohashi team was able to develop a beautiful design that captured all of our input, along with creative design elements of their own, in a well-integrated whole of elegance and impact. The team was also very helpful and supportive during the evaluation and selection of a contractor, with whom we were very pleased. We love our new home!

—SHARI & KEVIN W.

We wanted to renovate a house that was built in San Francisco before 1920. Ohashi Design Studio listened carefully to the wish list, created a plan that fit within the municipal and budgetary constraints of the site, and implemented the plan commendably.

—JOSEPH C.

We worked with Ohashi Design on the complete redo/remodel of an Eichler home in the Bay Area. The firm was an integral part of the construction process from the planning to the final touches. Not only was the design progressive but the whole team was easy to communicate with and work with. Ohashi always helped us put the clients needs first, helped with solutions in the construction process, and kept us in the loop throughout the design process during construction. We look forward to working with them again.

—JOE M.

M. told me that we got a unanimous approval to go ahead with the project and that they (the Architectural Review Board) all really liked the house design. Thank you very much for making this possible.

—GEETHA C.

Alan Ohashi and his team did a wonderful job of coming up with a design for my remodel that was better than I had imagined it might be. They set up bids from multiple general contractors and I chose Mike Swift who was very professional and friendly, always on time, and did an excellent execution of the project. Ohashi Design Studio coordinated the project from beginning to end, keeping in contact with Mike and myself, and provided really helpful suggestions as work progressed for issues that my house had beyond the remodel specifications that needed to be addressed. I am very satisfied with them and with the work done and am enjoying my home.

—ANDREA C.

I was privileged to work with Alan and Kelly to build a home in Boulder, Colorado. I was initially thinking it was going to be a tricky process with a 'long distance' relationship with the architect. I was wrong. It could not have gone smoother and the end result is an AMAZING home! As we approach the one year mark of moving in the happy homeowners. I am still honored and proud to have been part of this team.I highly recommend using Ohashi Design Studio for your upcoming project and I look forward to working with them again in the future!

—SHANNON AND JJ C.

We worked with Alan's team on an extensive remodel and are extremely pleased with the results. His team (including our contractors, Live Oak, recommended by ODS) are meticulous and hard-working, helping us design and build a house that is practical and functional with an inviting modern aesthetic. The house design is distinctive but not obtrusive--uniquely modern while still embracing the character of the homes in our neighborhood in a way not often seen.

—DEBORAH & PAUL B.

A residential design for an exceptional modern home by Ohashi Design Studio is presently under construction by my firm. I have found Alan Ohashi and his lead architect, Philip, to be great to work with. Their design and plan organization of the project is as good as I have seen in the business. I was amazed at their planning presentation. When Ohashi Design Studio presented the plans at a public hearing, the design flew through what is normally a daunting process with unanimous council approval. I have never seen that before. It is truly a testament to Alan Ohashi and his team’s organization, attention to details and overall exquisite design work. I would highly recommend Alan and Ohashi Design Studio

—JAMES D. ROGERS, BUILDER

We're happy to report that, a few weeks ago, we moved into the house and we've been enjoying the experience tremendously. So we're completely moved in, and are running our business from our new home as well. We really feel like we are living inside of your architectural drawings. It's amazing to us how closely the house resembles those drawings. We love the spaces and the way the house looks and feels. Onlookers are often stopped in their tracks to gawk for a few minutes.

—RUDY & ZUZANA V.

The staff at Ohashi Design Studio helped me design my kitchen/living space. I wanted to open up our galley kitchen to be able to see our incredible view from the kitchen. They came up with a design I never imagined could work so well. Rather than just remove a wall, they moved the kitchen, changed it to a more functional shape and not only opened up the view, but made the living space feel like we were outside. I have been especially impressed with their level of service. They listened to my dreams and goals and turned it into a reality beyond what I’d hoped for. They were available anytime I needed guidance during construction and made sure the project was built down to the finest details. They helped me find a contractor and oversaw the bidding process. They helped pick out all the materials and finishes, even the paint color. I can’t say enough about their level of expertise and professionalism.

—ELLYN D.

We highly recommend Ohashi Design Studio. Their design and finish selection were exceptional. They listened to our desires and concerns. They worked collaboratively with us to work through design issues and construction administration issues. They were responsive and followed through. We are ecstatic with our new home, as are our neighbors and the City!

—LISA S.

I want to thank you for your outstanding work on our house. I know we’re not your typical clients, but we really enjoyed working with you. The end result speaks for itself, and we could not be happier with our “new” house. Your advice was always spot on, and your problem solving skills are impressive! When we remodel the downstairs to become a master suite sometime in the next couple years, I look forward to getting the architect and general contractor teams back together.

—WENDY S.

Suffice it to say that we are thrilled with Ohashi Design’s work, their design, their dealings on our behalf with the City in our permitting process, their availability to meet with us, their sketches in addition to the architectural drawings to help us visualize various options, etc. They were able to understand our desires and our particular aesthetic and come up with a design that complements the original house design while also addressing the functional issues we had with the original construction. They were straight forward in all of our budgeting discussions; there were no surprises and we ended up on budget. We would most certainly hire them again were we to undertake any remodeling.

—JUDY E.

Thank you for all of the time and effort that you put into our project, from designing the floor plan to picking out the fixtures to designing the tile and colors, not to mention all of the architectural details that you took care, many we’re sure that we don’t even know about or fully understand. You really made the project seem so smooth and your opinions and presence were very much appreciated throughout the entire process. It was a sincere pleasure working with all of you. We love how our house has turned out! Thank you!! And if it is ever needed, we are more than happy to provide all of you with a very positive recommendation.

—LIZ J.

We are very pleased with how the house has turned out. The design works well and looks great. I can’t believe that I live in a house that is this nice! Working with you throughout the process has been a pleasure. What could have been a very stressful process was not. Going forward you can count on us to be strong positive references for Ohashi Design.

—JAMES J.

We enjoyed working with the Ohashi Design Studio. It was a collaborative effort. ODS worked closely with us to offer choices within our budget, and we felt they listened to our needs and requests. They were very accessible and we are extremely happy with the end result.

—DAVID N.

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