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Kattenburg Architects awarded 2009 Orinda, Ca. “Mayor’s Award For Excellence in Architecture” - Major Project Category - Article here
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Rick Kattenburg, Architect in Orinda, CA on Houzz
Rick Kattenburg, Architect in Orinda, CA on Houzz
Rick Kattenburg, Architect in Orinda, CA on Houzz
Rick Kattenburg, Architect in Orinda, CA on Houzz


Kattenburg Architects of Orinda, CA

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building,

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Orinda, CA, January 31, 2017Kattenburg Architects of Orinda, CA has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Orinda-based architectural design firm with more than 36 years of experience was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

Rick Kattenburg, principal of the award-winning architectural firm noted, "We are honored to again receive this award from Houzz. We received awards in 2014, 2015, 2116 and now this year. It’s gratifying to be recognized by such a large community of professionals and homeowners that utilize the website. We put our hearts into what we do!”

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Kattenburg Architects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

About Kattenburg Architects

Kattenburg Architects, founded in 1981, is a full service award-winning architectural firm specializing in residential projects. Rick Kattenburg, principal architect for the firm, explains, “Many of our projects are major remodels with additions, recycling older homes and breathing new ‘green’ life into them, while updating their style and functionality. We are proud to have been an important influence to the lifestyles of so many in our community.” 

Rick Kattenburg, a licensed Architect in California since 1976, and his staff represent a team recognizing the need for developing designs reflecting the clients’ personal tastes and budgets. They bring the latest in-depth knowledge for achieving a sustainable design; utilizing best practices through design, planning reviews, permit documentation, project bidding, and construction. Mr. Kattenburg holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from The University of California, Berkeley. He has taught design at San Francisco State University, University of California Berkeley Extension, and the Owner-Builder Center in Berkeley. He has designed and overseen construction on more than 400 custom residential projects. Kattenburg-designed homes grace the San Francisco suburban landscapes of Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, and the surrounding areas, and they represent the pinnacle of design for this sophisticated area.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

Rick Kattenburg, Architect
Kattenburg Architects


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