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Deeds Design creates spaces that are innovative, inspiring, and warm, without sacrificing practicality and durability.  Our designs are considered, simple in appearance, and carefully and deliberately crafted.  With over 15 years of building experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, Deeds Design has built up an extensive network of engineers, builders, craftspeople, and other consultants.  Collaboration and creative problem solving take center stage as we guide our clients through a structured and thorough design process, balancing the clients' needs, desires and budget.  We enjoy helping our clients realize their dreams and leading them comfortably through the complicated process of construction. Sustainability issues are addressed in every design. We provide healthy, local, efficient, and natural solutions that consider the path of the sun, daylight, and the local climate. Attention to the needs of the elderly, the young, and the disabled in designs can often lead to playful and fun solutions.  We prefer clients with strong opinions and open minds. 



Sarah is a licensed Architect with over 20 years of experience. She has a degree from Brown University in Biology and Visual Arts and a Masters degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley with a focus on building science. She started her architecture practice in 2004 with a passion for design and a respect for the environment. 

Her work has lately been featured in Dwell Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle

In addition to her formal training in Architecture, she has experience in carpentry, cabinet making, and furniture building in wood and steel. She enjoys San Francisco Bay very much by kiteboard and sailboat.



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Nancy is a licensed, Leed Certified Architect with a BS degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and over 25 years of architecture experience, much of it managing high end restaurant design projects.

Her passions outside of Architecture include photography, playing basketball, hiking, traveling, gardening and spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters.

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John is a third  generation San Francisco Bay Area builder with a lot of practical knowledge and experience and an appreciation for good design. He is also a general contractor and builds many Deeds Design projects. 

Lately his free time is split between family and rock climbing, biking, sailing and other outdoor activities