Established in 1999, Kennerly Architecture & Planning is a San Francisco based design firm practicing architecture, interior design and master-planning in urban and rural environments. Our projects include single family homes, multi-family infill developments, and complex mixed-use and commercial buildings.
While we bring a fresh approach to every project, our designs are grounded in a set of core principals:
We conceive buildings as experiences not merely artifacts- this endeavor integrates structure, space, light, and material to maximize comfort, utility, and expression.
Architecture should reveal and exploit inherent qualities of its context- be it topography, climate, view, existing structures, clients’ or users’ needs and associations.
No project is an island but part of a larger whole. As such, our projects employ environmentally sustainable approaches derived from local vernacular traditions and developed in collaboration with consulting engineers and specialists.
Each project is a rich collaboration with the clients and end-users, resulting in unique and integrated design solutions. This process is enabled by thorough analysis of constraints and opportunities, transparent communication, and diligent follow-through with project delivery, details and construction.
Projects take form through the use of drawings, physical and electronic models and other media, the intent of which is clarity, understanding and resolution.
Owen has worked in architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1992. Born and raised in New York City, Kennerly received his Bachelors degree from Northwestern University, and a Master of Architecture degree from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to founding Kennerly Architecture & Planning in 1999, Kennerly was a Senior Associate with Solomon Architecture & Urban Design in San Francisco.
A native of Northern California, Sarina has 16 years of experience in commercial, residential and multi-family projects working with noted San Francisco Bay Area architects Daniel Solomon, Adele Naude Santos, Robert Swatt, and Kava Massih. Sarina has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Berkeley and explores issues of tectonics and sensory experience in her work at all stages of design.
Originally from Chicago, Brian Stryzek received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky. Before joining Kennerly Architecture & Planning, he was an Associate with Kava Massih Architects in Berkeley working on residential, commercial, and adaptive re-use projects including the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office and the Berkeley Bowl Marketplace.
Nana Koami came to the United States from her native Japan to study Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley where she received her Masters Degree. Nana also has degrees in urban planning and, before joining Kennerly Architecture & Planning, had worked in the Bay Area on projects ranging from high-end residential to urban infill housing.