Costa Brown Architecture has over 20 years of experience working within the iconic historical fabric of San Francisco. We love finding hidden value in historical buildings where others may not; from the industrial relics of South of Market to pre-1906 Victorians, we seek to celebrate the unique character each building has cultivated over its life.
Our primary design tenets are truth in materials, high quality design details, and functionality. We work with, not against, existing buildings and the surrounding neighborhood context, seeking to complement and enhance what we find. We partner with creative, skilled fabricators and contractors to create beautiful custom details that elevate each project.
We are rooted in San Francisco and savvy to the City’s permit and planning processes. Obtaining Building and/or Planning Department approval is key to the success of each project, and we have a long and successful track record in delivering approvals, saving time and effort for our clients.