San Francisco Residential Architect with a focus on San Francisco and work throughout the Bay Area.
The Emphasis is on Bold, Creative, Clean Residential Architecture embedded in a thorough Knowledge of Construction and Cost. As a San Francisco Architect I have mastered a process that begins with a spark between Client and Architect. Followed by Listening, Responding, Interacting. Therefore Attention to the Client and Budget follows through the Design Process to Submittals, Highly Detailed Documents, Bidding and Construction.
Andrew Morrall is unique among Architects, having built 2 challenging Hillside Homes. Both were built from the ground up. As a result he has Built what he has Designed and Detailed. Andy’s Office has Designed Hundred’s of Projects since 2003. The Projects range from Residential Remodels, Additions, New Homes and Multi Family Developments. Andy’s Award Winning Projects can be found in San Francisco and Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
As a result Andrew Morrall’s Client Satisfaction has been displayed with countless Client Reviews and Testimonials. For instance on Yelp, Houzz, and Angieslist.
San Francisco Project Recently Completed:
An Entire House 2,551 square foot Remodel and 250 square foot Ground Floor Addition. The project is in the Protrero Hill District of San Francisco. A challenging existing Main Floor is transformed by introducing a large Serpentine Kitchen Island. As a result the island is now the main focus as you enter. The New Kitchen Island integrates the open Dining, Living Area. Panoramic views of the San Francisco Skyline are captured. Unique to San Francisco Residential Architecture is the challenge to provide ample light. This is due to the zero lot lines and long, narrow floor plans. The design features for instance many skylights, large window walls and transoms to allow for southern light.
San Francisco Project Under Construction:
A 2 Residence, 3 story Complete Remodel. A 3,773 square foot down to the studs Remodel in Presidio Terrace neighborhood of San Francisco. The main design concept in both homes is to maintain a Transitional feel while providing Bold, New Design.
Featured in both Designs is moving the Kitchen. As a result more light enters the home from the 2 large Window Bays facing the street. Another result is how you enter the Home. Instead of ascending the Entry Stair to be greeted by a solid wall, you are now greeted with a more Open, Light-filled Main Space.
As a San Francisco Residential Architect a significant challenge is the narrow width of most Homes. This can result in costly Engineering solutions. Both Homes feature a more open Floor Plan while retaining critical existing walls. Therefore the Structural Engineer was able to use and strengthen the existing structure. There was no need to introduce costly structural panels. The Architectural Design did not result in a major Seismic upgrade. We were able to localize the structural work to the areas of Remodel.
You can find the Client’s most recent recommendation on Houzz: Client Review
Sonoma Project Nearing Completion:
A Modern, 2,300 square foot 3 story New Home from the ground up. The Custom Home is on a steep and challenging hill side property. Features include a large, open Main Living Area with expansive window walls. As a result of careful use of the existing site you can walk directly onto a landscaped garden. A glass tower main Staircase, a viewing level with Study and expansive roof deck are also featured.
Above all the unique Floor Plan and Design is strategically place on the site to maximize expansive views of Sonoma Valley, while making use of the existing steep slope. Because of this, The main Pavilion is slightly angled from the Bedroom wing. The main Living Pavilion features a 10 foot window wall. The Bedroom wing is situated to maximize use of the steep slope of the site. As a result of careful design and planning, there were no costly retaining walls.
Integrated are many energy saving and green building materials. As a result the new home is entirely electric with solar panels.
You can find the Client’s recent recommendation on Houzz: Client Review
Mission District Rear Yard Addition Project – Site Permit Awarded:
A 2,000 square foot Ground and Main Floor Entire Remodel and 550 square foot Rear Yard Addition. The 4 story Victorian Home is in the Mission District. THe project includes a new Ground Floor foundation, excavating down 4 feet. Added is a Guest Bedroom Suite, and a large Family Kitchen. Completely Remodeled are the existing Living, Dining and Entry. Three levels of Patios, Decks and Balconies are a feature of the design. A challenge to address as a San Francisco Residential Architect can be the permitting process. Having thorough knowledge of the Building Codes and San Francisco Amendments are key. We are Anticipating start of construction is Summer 2021.
Haight District 3 Unit Entire Remodel – Design Phase
Posing a challenging Design problem is the existing 3 story, 3 unit Residential Building in the Haight District. Working with the existing non-conforming building, In spite of this, Andrew Morrall was able to maximize light and feature updated Modern Floor Plans. Focusing on a step by step process, a Project Review Meeting with the San Francisco Building Department was held. The result was a thorough analysis of the Life Safety and Egress components of the design. Taking this step early in the design, Andrew Morrall was able to secure cost saving alternatives. Because of this, an alternate life safety component was introduced to the nonconforming existing building. This resulted in considerable cost savings to the Client.