Yama Architecture

Yama Architecture is a design focused firm that is hopeful about the future, dedicated to craft, and passionate about creating vibrant, meaningful spaces for our clients.

David Yama AIA, LEED® AP, Principal
Prior to establishing Yama Architecture, David led San Francisco based YamaMar Design for 15 years as the firm’s private residential practice leader, and overall design director. David worked for Peter Pfau (now Perkins + Will), designing unique single family homes, one of a kind office buildings and schools. As part of eyecandy®, David collaborated with Robert Shepherd and Peter Pfau on the Swatch Olympic Pavilion for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA., and the Swatch World Expo Pavilion in Lisbon, Portugal. David began his career in the New York office of SOM (SOM traveling fellow 1987), has worked as an architect in Tokyo, JA (Watanabe Architects), and for the iconic global design company IDEO. David has received multiple AIA awards, and is published in Dwell, Interior Design, Wallpaper, California Home & Design, SF Magazine, Architizer, and Curbed SF.

LOCATION: Berkeley California
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