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As much as we enjoy to build custom spaces, designing them is our love and priority. We just happen to be excellent builders but our background and education is in architecture. And our goal is to bring good design to the everyday and fix bad design where we encounter it. So often residential buildings are put together by people who do not necessarily know design and appreciate the value good design can accomplish. No matter what your project requires, be sure to hire someone with an architecture background because you may not know what you are missing.


The process of design and building is an intimate experience between you and your architect and builder. At a design/build firm this relationship is simplified so that the process can be seamless and less costly. There are a number of benefits for hiring a design/build firm over an architect and builder, most paramount is designing within your budget. Since we build, we know the costs associated with different designs and can work within your budget to make the most from what you hope to achieve.


At Studio Z Design & Construction, we believe our relationship with our client is paramount to creating a successful design as well as ensuring a harmonious building project. By providing both design and building services under a single roof we streamline the process. As a design+build company, we are intimate with each phase–from sketching out initial design concepts, finalizing architectural drawings, obtaining permits, to framing and trimming out rooms. In this manner, we can closely monitor and address all of our clients' needs and concerns. In building our clients their dream homes, we design within our clients' goals (not ours)–that is their aesthetic tastes, their budgets, and their schedules.

To learn more about our design projects be sure to see our NEWS page




Tom, owner and lead designer, brings a unique combination of skills and experience to Studio Z Design. With a Ph.D. and M.A. in history specializing in California architecture and aesthetics from the University of Southern California and years of building and design experience, Tom provides an insightful vision into your remodeling project.

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