Firm Profile: Devi Dutta Architecture
Devi Dutta Architecture Inc. was founded in 2008 as a response to a growing need for architecture that was modern and casual as well as affordable and accessible to a range of clients. We started as a home-based studio working with homeowners, small businesses and non-profits on various design projects.
No project was too small we built the practice on home renovations, backyard in-laws, tenant improvements and pro-bono work or non-profits. The firm has since grown into a 4-person office with projects large and small. Now located in downtown Berkeley, we have several exciting projects in the works that will provide housing, workspace and community places for the East Bay for years to come.
Owner of the firm Devi Dutta-Choudhury, AIA received her Master’s in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans, then went on to receive a second Master’s in Architecture from UCLA. She grew up in environments as varied as the rural foothills of the Himalayas to the American South, and has called the Bay Area home for over 15 years. She has had the opportunity to work with so many fantastic architects in San Francisco and the East Bay over the years, and credits them with teaching her not only about design and architecture, but also how to create a firm culture that is positive, supportive and productive.
Devi Dutta Architecture’s approach to design is both global and local. We are interested in contemporary practice in today’s world, and how to integrate new architecture into the micro-climate of design in the Bay Area. The firm’s projects show sensitivity to local patterns of transit, pedestrians and neighborhood development, while also serving client needs for inspiring and comfortable spaces. Most of all our work is in the East Bay, and we are committed to this community that we are also a part of. While we have several prominent mixed-use and multifamily projects in current development, we still enjoy and pursue the home renovations and non-profit work that got this firm its start.