2017 Residential Awards JuryCategory
JAMES ZACK, AIA .
JAMES ZACK, trained as a builder and educated as an architect, has a diverse practice based in San Francisco specializing in the design and making of buildings, interiors and custom furniture A California native, he completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, receiving numerous honors and design awards. His firm Designs, Builds and Develops in the Bay Area.
Before opening his own office in 1991 Mr. Zack worked for a number of architects in the San Francisco Bay area and Japan. His experience has ranged from the theoretical; working on award winning competitions and exhibitions, to the very practical; working on the design team for a high rise in Tokyo and on simple residential projects. While a modernist at heart his firms design approach is to adapt to the parameters of each project, rooted in place and program, regardless of style.
As an architect with the hands on experience of a builder and furniture maker, all of his projects have an obsessive attention to detail and craft. His philosophy is to design and make buildings with the detail of furniture and design interiors and furniture with the discipline and thoroughness of an architect. His work has been displayed in numerous galleries, exhibitions and publications and received local and national awards and recognition.
Licensed as architect in California since 1992
Licensed as a contractor since 1994
Building houses since 1977