I believe that architecture and design can be a means for self-discovery and personal development. A daily connection with your sense of place can be rewarding for personal health and happiness. I’d like to work with people who want to improve their life conditions through architecture and design. I strive for authenticity in the work that I do, and look forward to developing my practice based on the principles outlined below.
Nature is the main inspiration for all of the work. While built forms are beautiful by themselves, our buildings should simply complement the natural beauty of a place. A powerful building highlights the authentic qualities of a place. Simplicity is the goal, and while I have a rational, minimalist ethos, I reserve a portion of each design project for the unexpected.
As a native of the Santa Cruz Mountains, I have a deep connection with the nature and architecture of the Bay Area. My experience in Architecture, Furniture, and Construction allows for a collaborative process where the design is heavily influenced by the process of fabrication, and the fabrication process becomes an essential part of the end product.
While simplicity is always the desired result in a design project, getting there is a complex process requiring immense attention to detail. Woodworking has provided me with the patience and diligence that is necessary to appreciate this detail. The goal in developing a craft was to marry the authenticity of craft with the design process to develop a unique collaborative approach.
As a licensed architect CA License # 35698 with experience in architecture and construction, I guide owners towards a cohesive end with clear understandings of cost, schedule, and quality throughout the process. My percentage-based fees are broken into 5 phases: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, and Construction Administration.
Should you require design input on a residential remodel, new construction, retail, or commercial space, please reach out by phone, e-mail, or the message box below to get in touch. I look forward to speaking with you about your project. - Danny Bittiker, Architect License CA#35698