We worked with ODS Architecture for our whole house remodel. We love the final result! The house is now modern, energy efficient and a perfect fit for our family. Alan, Philip and Dmitry were very professional and easy to work with. I would recommend them highly!
By no means was the process easy. I don't think remodel can ever be easy. Our initial wish list resulted in a design that was way over our budget. However, after going through the initial design process, Dmitry and Philip helped us find alternative designs to bring the scope of work to a more manageable budget. They were very patient throughout the whole process. They worked at our pace, and communication was excellent throughout. I always felt they had our best interests in mind.
—ROCKSON & CINDY
I have had the privilege to work with ODS Architecture on many Projects and look forward to the years ahead. They provide a complete package , to enable our company to create someone’s dream come true. Their staff is very well versed and knowledgeable with all the latest materials, detailed oriented and create the best use for the space provided.
—JCD BUILDERS INC.
Solid on design creativity and construction practicality, ODS is the key partner and the strong leader to a project’s success. Philip and the team were talented, resourceful, and open-minded. We are proud to be part of many great projects we collaborated as the landscape architect.
—STUDIO H2 | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, each of you, for your contribution on this project. Mike and I learn more with each milestone, and have greatly appreciated your expertise, patience and guidance as we worked through decisions on our end.
—MIKE K. & DAWN L.
This Thanksgiving we are so very grateful to spend it with family and friends in our beautiful home you designed and built. Thank you all for your wonderful work and expertise. Please know that your care to design and coordinate all the materials to make our house has translated to an amazing home for us to make a lifetime of memories filled with warmth, love, and laughter.
—PEGGY L. AND CHRIS M.
Having seen some of their work online, we became big fans and hired ODS Architecture to remodel our mid-century rancher in Orinda, CA. Alan, Philip and team were great partners from early ideation through final construction. They took our creative inputs and a long wishlist and turned it into the best possible use of the space. Elegant, modern, and balanced. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and look forward to many years of enjoyment with our two kids.
We worked with ODS Architecture for our complete house remodel. We wanted to build a modern house and ODS' prior work was an excellent fit. In particular, we worked with Philip Liang who was the Design Principal and Atara Kelman who focussed on Interior Design, from ODS Architecture
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!!
We worked with the ODS 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 ODS Architecture 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 ODS Architecture 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 ODS 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. ODS Architecture 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.
We worked with ODS Architecture 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. ODS 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.
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.
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. ODS Architecture 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.
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 ODS Architecture 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 ODS Architecture 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 ODS 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 ODS Architecture
—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 ODS Architecture 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.
We highly recommend ODS Architecture. 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!
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.
Suffice it to say that we are thrilled with ODS Architecture'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.
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.
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 ODS Architecture.
We enjoyed working with the ODS Architecture. 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.