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About the Architect

Kattenburg Architects, founded in 1981, is an architectural design firm consisting of professionals who emphasize responsive full service project development. The firm’s principal, Rick Kattenburg, has a strong background as project architect, responsible for design development, client relations, and supervision on highly visible projects. With experience in custom residential, commercial, and public building types, Kattenburg Architects offers a balanced design approach that respects project economics, functional use of space, and flexibility for future needs

Rick Kattenburg

Rick Kattenburg has been a licensed Architect in California for over 40 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught design at San Francisco State University, the University of California Berkeley Extension, and the Owner/Builder Center in Berkeley. He is a member of the eastbay A.I.A. and also an active member and past president of the Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kattenburg specializes in residential architecture and has designed and overseen construction on over 400 custom residential projects and numerous commercial and institutional developments. The son of an American Diplomat, Mr. Kattenburg lived in both Europe and Asia in his childhood, contributing to a broad based view of the world and an architectural style, steeped in classical concepts.

Design & Service Awards

Kattenburg Architects of Orinda has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 40 year old award winning design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Kattenburg Architects has also been designated as a Houzz “Recommended Professional.”

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“We are more than delighted to receive the “Best of Houzz Awards for Design and Service” from Houzz, renowned in the residential design website world,” architect Rick Kattenburg noted.

    • 2009 Orinda, Ca. “Mayor’s Award For Excellence in Architecture” – Major Project Category
    • 2004 Best Major Remodel Design Award in Town of Moraga, as approved by the Design Review Board

    • Gold Nugget – Coleridge Park Senior Housing, San Francisco *

    • Gold Nugget – Custom Residence in Harbor Bay Isle, Alameda *

    • National AIA Honor Award, CC AIA, Sunset Magazine & S.F. A.I.A. Awards – Macondray Terrace Condo Russian Hill **

        *While partner, project Architect w/ George Miers & Associates, San Francisco

      **While a designer/Job Captain at “the Hood Miller Partnership” in San Francisco