FIRM DESCRIPTION

Jason Kaldis Architect, Inc. specializes in the remodeling and updating of older homes and the design of new homes. The work is primarily residential and situated in the East Bay, however the firm has projects throughout the Bay Area and often works on small scale office/retail projects in addition to the residential work.

Licensed since 1991, Jason Kaldis, Architect, has more than twenty-five years experience in custom residential design and small scale office/retail projects, with over five additional years experience on other project types including schools, hospitals, condominiums, and university laboratories.

Homes, additions and remodels are designed to fit their sites, taking best advantage of views and solar access, employing passive solar and green building principles, creating strong connections between indoor and outdoor spaces, and resulting in a comfortable arrangement of interior spaces. By working closely with clients on all important aspects of a project, the design of each home or remodel is tailored to the clients' needs, wishes, budget, schedule, and environmental and aesthetic sensibilities.

The details of each project are developed by working with the best elements of an existing home, by learning from a particular architectural tradition or style, by improving seismic resistance, building health, energy efficiency and comfort, and by innovating where appropriate and desirable.

A clear, accurate, and complete set of construction documents for each project is prepared by working very closely with local builders and incorporating changes in building technology. These drawings become a path to and a preview of what is to come.

The work of consultants - such as structural engineers and energy compliance engineers - is critical to the success of each project and is well coordinated to anticipate design solutions that work well when built.

Critical skills and their advancement - such as drawing, writing, presenting and communicating clearly, learning about new materials and technologies, and working well with neighbors, builders, planners, and public officials - are emphasized on every project to assure the best possible results.

Jason Kaldis, Architect and his staff are committed to excellence.

A portfolio of completed work, demonstrating this commitment to excellence, is available for viewing by visiting his office by appointment.