Swatt | Miers Architects offers architecture, planning, interior design, and facility programming services to individual, corporate, public service, and institutional clients on a wide spectrum of building types. Projects range from internationally acclaimed single-family residences to a diverse array of public service buildings, including nationally recognized animal care facilities which have set the standard for this building type throughout the United States and Canada.
The firm was formed as a merger of two long-established San Francisco Bay Area firms — Swatt Architects and George Miers and Associates — with the goal of creating a practice that consistently creates beautiful, sustainable and user-responsive buildings, while offering our clients the highest level of design, management, and principle-oriented services.
The firm’s dedication to design excellence, combined with the highest level of service to our clients, has contributed to the recognition Swatt | Miers Architects has received. With over 85 local, regional, and national design awards, including the prestigious National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, we strive to create architecture that, both physically and visually, celebrates the beauty of the natural landscape by blurring the boundary between inside and outside for a timeless quality design.
Bay Area firm Swatt Miers Architects (SMA) is highly regarded for creating timeless designs that celebrate the natural environment. Three exquisitely composed custom residences showcase the studio's mastery at harmonizing form, space and nature
The 6,000 square foot Cheng Brier house is located on a dramatic down-sloping hillside in Tiburon, California, with spectacular and unobstructed views of San Francisco, San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge to the south.
The design of Blue Oaks house is organized around three cast-in-place concrete core elements - a stair landing, the powder room, and a portion of the guest suite - that step with the land. Walls and deep overhangs of Western Red Cedar boards span between and slide by the concrete core elements ...
The plan of the Vineyard house was designed to respond to family living, with public or shared areas on the ground floor and bedrooms above. The master bedroom is separated from the children’s rooms by a bridge spanning the double-height great room that takes up the majority of the lower level.