Design Principles

Selected projects designed by our firm, Robert Nebolon Architects

Welcome to our website which features selected projects designed by our firm, Robert Nebolon Architects. Based in the Bay Area, we've had the pleasure of designing many homes throughout the state of California since our inception in 1993. In this issue, we've included projects that took us to a variety of the many beautiful, and unique, settings within the landscape of California.

When developing a design, we look to those unique site features for opportunities. Features such as topography, views, sunlight, and local climate can provide a starting point form which we develop design solutions. We may find possibilities for special features, such as ways to celebrate the changing play of sunlight in a room, on a terrace or facade. We also consider how a space will engage its unique views, both distant and immediate. These views, in turn, connect the house to its context.

Additionally, we look to the regional and local architectural context for clues on what would fit best on each site. Given the diverse pallette of styles and cultural influences in California, there are often many directions we could perhaps take. But, in working with our clients and studying each site, we find solutions that speak to that particular location and create the character that suits our clients' individual lifestyle and taste.

California is distinctive for its blending geographical, cultural, technological, ecological influences in home design. We have certainly enjoyed being a part of this diversity, and hope you will enjoy our portfolio of modern California homes.

We also seek to expand our philosophy to other areas. We finished a new home in Knoxville, Tennessee in April 2015. We believe our philosophy can be applied to any region in the United States.