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Art of Building: Architecture - Construction - Management

Art of Building is a Berkeley, California-based company of architects, designers, and builders serving the greater San Francisco Bay area and beyond. Founded in 1999 by U.C. Berkeley graduates Saul Pichardo and Katalin Bende. The pair, both proteges of world renowned Christopher Alexander, use an integrated design and build process along with a unique visioning method to create residential and commercial projects that have a comforting and timeless quality.

Art of Building's work is national in scope. The team has designed and built projects in Alaska, California, Kansas, Panama, and Texas. Projects range in type and scale, from custom built homes, interior design, industrial renovation and commercial development.

The design/build company provides full planning, architectural, engineering, management, construction and interior design services.