Hiromi's photo featured in "The Best Architect Photographs of 2017" by Architect Magazine

Jan 18, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

Hiromi's photo was featured as part of "The Best Architecture Photographs of 2017" in Architect Magazine! Her image of the Chatham Dockyard received a Judge's Commendation Award and was also shown at the national AIA convention last year. We're happy to see that it's getting more exposure!

Best of Houzz 2018!

Jan 17, 2018 by Hiromi Ogawa

ogawafisher in Palo Alto, CA on Houzz

We made Best of Houzz 2018 in the Service category - for the third year in a row! Thank you all for your continued support, as we wouldn't be where we are without you.

Featured on Houzz: You're Going to Love These Ideas for Dining Space Storage

Dec 8, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Stannage Avenue Residnece was featured in a Houzz article titled "You're Going to Love These Ideas for Dining Space Storage". And yes, we also love the idea of a beautiful, custom oak dining bench that is both comfortable and useful! 

Featured on Houzz: Elderly-Friendly Spaces for Loved Ones who Live on Their Own

Oct 2, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our 12th Street Residence is featured in a new Houzz articled called "Elderly-Friendly Spaces for Loved Ones who Live on Their Own". Recently, we've definitely seen an increase in clients who come to us wanting aging-in-place features, long-term planning, and multi-generation homes. The key is to make universal access features a design element that is enjoyed and used by everyone in the home. We love working with our clients to ensure comfort and ease in their environment for years to come!

Topics: Press, Projects

Featured on Houzz: 12 Ideas from Stunning Fall Gardens

Sep 14, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Waverley Street Residence was just featured in a Houzz article titled "12 Ideas from Stunning Fall Gardens". It's true that the persimmon tree bears brilliant orange fruit, and extends the enjoyment of this courtyard well into the fall season. And it also helps to have architectural elements, such as the exposed carport rafters, echo and enhance the warm tones of fall. 

Featured on Houzz: 9 Smart Charging-Station Solutions for Decluttering Your Cables

Aug 1, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa


Our Knott Street Residence was featured on Houzz! These phone/pocket cubbies were part of a mud room design that we did to convert a former breakfast nook. Smart storage can be light-filled and attractive, too! 

For more information on the Knott Street Residence and other projects, see our project page

Featured on Houzz: 8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom (in French!)

Apr 25, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

Our Middlefield Road Residence bathroom was featured in a French Houzz article titled "8 combinaisons de couleurs pour booster votre salle de bains", which rougly translates to "8 Color Combinations to Boost Your Bathroom". It's definitely true that the dark-to-light gradation of tile color helps diffuse the intensity of the dark blue floor. Also, using the same tile on the floor and the walls is a little trick we use to make a small bathroom feel much bigger.

Our clients were a big contributor to the playfulness of this project's overall aesthetic, and we're so pleased to see that other people like it, too!

Marin Avenue Residence featured on 7x7 Magazine

Apr 24, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

The Marin Avenue Residence was recently featured in a 7x7 article titled: "Design Envy: A Berkeley Craftsman Gets a New Flow". We love being featured, especially when the title starts with "Design Envy"!

Hiromi wins Judges' Commendation Award at the AIA National Photography Competition

Apr 11, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

One of Hiromi's Inspiration images just won the Judges' Commendation Award through the AIA National Photography Competition!

Her photo titled "Insertion" of the Chatham Dockyard will be on display at the AIA national conference in Orlando at the end of this month, and will also be featured on the AIA national website. Woot!

Topics: Inspiration, Press

Featured on Houzz: 10 Points to Consider if You're Looking for a Forever Home

Apr 10, 2017 by Hiromi Ogawa

It looks like universal design is the current hot topic - this article is the second one in a week to discuss "aging in place" - and the rubber flooring in the kitchen of our 12th Street Residence seems to be a favorite.