envelope A+D is exploring points between polarities: public + private; temporary + permanent; flexible + fixed; design + execution. It is an open, flexible container in which creativity and experimentation occur; a collaborative design group inclusive of outside disciplines and individuals.
We design spaces as platforms for eliciting interactions both expected and unforeseen, and for the convergence of the networks— physical, social, public, private—that activate place. We embed flexibility in our designs because we think that responsiveness—to people, a neighborhood, a city, and an economy—is the way to set the pace of change, and not just keep up with it. We reconceptualize modes of living and building to advance new spatial models and to craft compelling visions of the emerging urban condition.
We design with immediacy and for the future, believing that these are not mutually exclusive: that the temporary should be durable and the permanent should be adaptive. We implement sustainable practices in our work at all levels, from the material to the regional, reflecting our belief that architects, as creative thinkers, must also be stewards of our shared environment.
McGlashan Architecture designs creative projects from elegant new homes to artful custom furniture, from small commercial and civic buildings to well-crafted residential additions.
We're lovers of craftsmanship and good design with deep roots in California.
Todd Jersey Architecture is one of the nation's leading Sustainable Design firms. Mr. Jersey and his staff have been leaders in the field of earth friendly design since 1989.
The mission of the firm is to create projects that optimally support human needs while protecting and enhancing the earth's ecological systems. The firm has won multiple awards and in our quarter of a century of practice we have completed over 300 exemplary projects.
We incorporated A1 Sun, Inc. in 2007 with the goal of installing superb, affordable photovoltaic and thermal solar energy systems to benefit our neighbors, our community, and the larger global environment. Our systems are designedto meet the customers location, energy needs, and preferences. We are located in Berkeley and work locally in our home town and the surrounding cities of Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond and Orinda and beyond.
Synthesis Interiors & Color is a full-service interior design and color consulting firm with a focus on green principles, practices and materials. We take a holistic approach to our work, engaging clients in a joyful, collaborative process that balances form, function, and sustainability. We see our role as change-makers and leaders in the community, supporting choices made in light of their social and environmental impact.
Our design process will take your vision from dream to reality, from inspiration boards and information gathering through conceptual sketches, construction documents, and project management. We will clearly define the scope of work in relation to your needs, goals, schedule and budget. Let us synthesize your space!
Visual Jill is a Berkeley-based interior design and staging company founded in 2010 by Jill McCoy. We design, decorate and stage homes whether the owners are selling or staying. Our style is comfortable, modern,unique and always inviting, personal, balancing color with neutrals never sterile or boring.
Panache Lighting provides lighting repair and fabrication services to Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and northern California. We work on lights from the gas era to LEDs, including table and floor lamps, sconces and chandeliers.
Jana Olson, the owner of Panache Lighting, has many years of experience in the field of antique lighting. She was previously the owner of Omega Lighting Design, in Berkeley, a store specializing in "things to make your old house look old".
We can fix something you have, or put together something from your imagination, or restore an old light from our inventory.