For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawing and building.
I delight in the entire experience—from sketching ideas and making models to rolling up my sleeves and working on the building site. It’s a collaborative process, where design and construction work together seamlessly.
I believe that one of the most important skills an architect can have is to be a good listener. I’m here to understand your aspirations and work with you to transform this vision into reality. Our goal is to strike the right balance between your aesthetic, your functional needs, and the natural environment. The true reward is creating a space that improves your life.
Over the years, I’ve built strong relationships with builders, structural engineers, interior designers, and even permit expediters. This allows me to curate a whole team to help your project advance efficiently. We bring this expertise to a wide range of projects, from renovations and new construction to commercial.
Building or remodeling a property is a huge investment, both financially and emotionally. A project will not be truly successful if it is simply on time and on budget. I want you to experience joy when you walk into the new space, as if it is an extension of your personality and your lifestyle. And throughout the entire process, you’ll know that you’re working with a trusted partner who will solve problems and consider your needs.
Craig O’Connell, Founder and Architect
Craig O'Connell, founder and architect
Craig O’Connell is a licensed architect with a Master’s degree from Montana State University. He has nearly 20 years of experience designing and managing all phases of residential and commercial projects. Craig is proficient in utilizing building information modeling (BIM) and incorporates energy and sustainable design and materials into his projects.
Prior to founding Craig O’Connell Architecture, Craig was a project architect at Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates. His firm has been voted Best of Houzz every year since 2014.
Jessica O'Connell, Director of Marketing and Administration
Jessica leads administration, new business and marketing. She began her career in public relations in New York City and San Francisco. She later transitioned to nonprofits and handled advocacy and communications for the San Francisco Food Bank. Prior to officially joining Craig O’Connell Architecture in 2013 she managed the communications programs at Save The Bay for more than seven years. Jessica also teaches Yoga in Marin County.
Craig O’Connell Architecture employs a skilled team of architects who support Craig in performing building information modeling (BIM) and help produce permit and construction documents.