SHELTERWERK is a full service architecture and interior design firm that has been showcased in various publications including industry-leading magazines like Dwell and Interior Design.  Our project history includes working with jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area, as well as the Tahoe and foothills region of California.  Our specializations include:


Private Residences

Remodels, additions, new construction


Commercial Interiors

Workplaces, restaurants, retail


In-Situ Design Consultation

A stand-alone service offering two hours of consultation in your space for a flat fee of $250. Learn more.


Your home or place of business is increasingly complex, even hectic, so the environment that helps you thrive does so without getting in the way. Your architecture should not compete with your needs or for your attention. Instead, the building you inhabit works for you every day by reminding you when, where and why you are, and what you want to do.  Our process:

we Start with
a core idea

based on who you are
and what you need

Test and Apply the Idea

without distraction or preconception, whether
coming from style or habit

Blend and Distill

the conceptual
with the empirical

CREATE A SPACE that identifies with you
and your needs


SHELTERWERK believes in the strength of community: what you put into it is what you get out of it. We are committed to helping those in need and seek out groups who might benefit from our skills, time and energy in various capacities. Some of the organization types we've worked with include:

Health Services

Methadone Clinic
Hearing & Speech Center of NorCal


Learning centers

Pivot Learning
Project Commotion



Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA)