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Bringing New Life
to Old Buildings

Architectural services dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating existing buildings and to creating new environmentally sensitive additions and alterations.


The goal of my architectural practice is to bring together style, utility, beauty and craftsmanship into distinctive and refined designs that are sensitive to the environment. I work closely with my clients to create sympathetic alterations and additions that preserve the characteristic features of the existing building. I am dedicated to design excellence, thoughtful and responsive consultation, technical proficiency and personalized professional services.



Thomas Saxby has over 30-years of experience with a variety of project types including preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, custom homes and additions, and commercial tenant improvement.

  • Conceptual Design Studies
  • Space Planning
  • Schematic Design
  • Code Review
  • Construction Documents
  • Consultant Coordination
  • Bidding
  • Construction Administration
  • Facility Management Services
  • Preservation Studies


  • Thomas designed a stunning remodel/addition of our 1909 Queen Ann/Craftsman home. During the early stages, he heard our desires and made expert suggestions of his own to expand the house while retaining the original spirit. Thomas was very easy to work with and was receptive to changes when they were needed to keep us on budget.

    With amazing vision, Thomas paved the way to take our 2 bedroom, 1 bath home to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and an updated kitchen. His attention to detail was second to none and left us, our contractor, and all of the neighbors in awe.

    If we had to do it all over again, Thomas would, without a doubt, be our man!

    Ruth Yagiz
    Oakland, CA
  • Tom is great. Talented, thorough, and most of all incredibly responsive. Highly recommended! Our house – an extensive remodel in SF – has turned out great thanks to Tom.

    Bruce Levin
    San Francisco , CA
  • Thomas listens well and is easy to work with. His attention to details, completeness of work, and ability to communicate make the process enjoyable. (We’ve changed design directions 6 times before deciding what would work with our space.) With the upcoming communication challenges, with a myriad of contractors and sub-contractors, my wife and I appreciate that we are starting with someone who is responsive to our questions and issues. I can only say good things about Thomas and his work.

    Craig & Jiji Pollock
    Walnut Creek, CA
  • The experience we had with Thomas Saxby was excellent. Starting with the design, he was responsive to our needs and was able to design a beautiful home for the family within the constraint of the budget. During construction, Thomas Saxby was very responsive to both the contractor’s and my questions and was instrumental in the progress of construction in a very smooth manner. I had a chance to select from a large pool of S.F. Bay Area architects given the type of business I am in. I could honestly tell you Thomas Saxby was the right choice for us.

    Waleed Alrawi, HTC Engineers
    Walnut Creek, CA





Call: 510 337 1720