Practice

Our spaces are clean, simple and transcend style.

Personal Design :: Inside and Out

At Ogawa Fisher Architects, our goal is to create a beautiful environment that is the perfect fit for you.  We start every project by listening to your wishes and helping you organize your priorities.  Our personal, collaborative process ensures that your project is truly custom and carefully tailored to meet your needs and the highest design standards.

To ensure an integrated design solution you will enjoy for years to come, our thoughtful, holistic approach considers the entire space and surroundings, short- and long-term goals, as well as neighborhood context, terrain, and site orientation.  Throughout each project, we take care to incorporate sustainability and green building principles whenever possible.

Ogawa Fisher Architects has extensive experience designing a variety of detail-oriented projects and managing them through construction.  We are adept at navigating the complexities of local planning and building agencies, and we relish the challenge of exploring new sites and cities.  With our full range of design and client services, you can relax and enjoy the experience, knowing that we are paying close attention to every detail—from the first design sketch until you step into your newly completed space.

A multicultural client base inspires us to stay current with local and global trends, while never losing sight of the beauty of clean and timeless design.  We find our inspiration in nature, art, music, good design, gorgeous objects, humor, fun, and delicious food.

Principals

Portrait of Hiromi Ogawa - photo by Kristin Beadle

Hiromi Ogawa

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Hiromi Ogawa is the founder of Ogawa Fisher Architects, and is a licensed architect in California and Oregon.

Hiromi graduated from the School of Architecture at Cornell University in 1997, and was awarded the Eidlitz Fellowship in 2001 to study in Paris.  She has taught as an adjunct design professor at Portland State University.

After traveling frequently between her home in Oregon and her projects in California for 11+ years, Hiromi and her son Nicolas relocated permanently to the Bay Area.  Her experiences in various living environments – Tokyo, Michigan, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, California – often inform her work. 

As a certified yoga instructor, Hiromi finds that asana and meditation remind her to remain curious about the design in all things.  Aside from yoga, her personal interests include hiking, traveling, photography, and planning dinner parties. 

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Lynn Fisher

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Lynn Fisher is a principal at Ogawa Fisher Architects, and is a licensed architect in California.  She is also a LEED-accredited professional, with a strong interest in and knowledge of sustainable design.

After receiving her B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University in 1994, she earned her master’s in architecture from Rice University in 1999.  Before joining Hiromi in 2006, she worked for the San Francisco-based architecture firm Esherick Homsey Dodge Davis.

Lynn lives in Palo Alto, surrounded by her “little” family—husband Tom and their children, Tess and Sam—and a portion of their extended family.  With or without her family, she enjoys crafting just about anything with her hands.  Lynn is also an avid reader, and an enthusiastic tennis and soccer player.