Cass Calder Smith: Architecture + Interiors

Cass Calder Smith

Experience, collaboration and a team approach define this architecture firm.


What is it about you and your business that makes you a Bay Area Design expert? 
I have my master’s degree in architecture from UC Berkeley and have been designing homes in the Bay Area for 25 years. 
What is your unique approach to architecture that sets you apart in the industry?
I like to create very clean-lined contemporary houses set in nature with strong indoor-outdoor connections to the landscape and views beyond. And since we usually do the interiors too, we have a strong attention to detail, and use a rich range of materials.  
Why should customers or clients consider you for their next design upgrade? 
I work very collaboratively and have a talented team.

What is unique about your approach to serving your customers? 
As an avid collaborator, I really listen — as it makes projects better and more personalized to the client.
What new services and products do you specialize in that address our current times?
We almost always include solar systems on the houses we do to save energy and we use as many sustainable materials as possible.
Why is living and working in the Bay Area so special? 
It’s so beautiful here, and also each area is unique with its own sense of place. Most sites we work on have spectacular views and everywhere the quality of light is very nice.

What are you doing to stay connected with the local community? 
I am involved with the SFMOMA photography department. I teach an architectural design studio every few semesters at UC Berkeley. I’m on the board of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside. 
What are your hobbies and interests outside of your business? 
I collect contemporary photography.
What do you want people to know about you and/or your business? 
The work I have done over the years has been a complete team effort with our clients, my staff and business partners, whom I am grateful to. Also, that we are dedicated to design excellence.

Cass Calder Smith

44 McLea Court, San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415.864.2800 | | @ccsarchitecture

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