Philosophy

Located in Berkeley, California, Shaffer Architects is an architectural design firm that specializes in office, residences, commercial and retail spaces.

Shaffer Architects is organized around a studio environment to ensure each project combines the collective strengths of our designers to benefit each client individually and enrich their unique environments.

The basis for our buildings is rooted in our appreciation of new materials, construction methods and energy efficiency. As we work one on one with each client, we bring a design that emphasizes the values of clarity and simplicity. Aligned with hands-on design, we also guide our clients through the maze of regulatory issues, budget concerns, structural requirements, sustainable measures, material choices and functional needs.