Based on over twenty years of experience of designing residential and commercial projects primarily in the east bay, Richard Janzen has developed a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture and design. Basing the program requirements on the unique needs of the client, locale and site, Richard blends these elements with original design solutions, environmental and energy issues, cost considerations and well grounded construction practices to create designs which are successful.

Having built several homes of his own, he is uniquely qualified to understand cost, construction, and choiceissues facing clients today. Some of his projects have brought older styles in the future, others have combined modern and artistic elements to create a timeless quality.

He has been a proponent of passive solar design since graduating from UC Berkeley and becoming licensed in architecture. Architecture design and construction has become a very complex and sometimes intimidating process. One of his goals has been and remains to make this experience enjoyable for his clients.