WARE transcends the traditional boundaries between architecture and engineering, designing buildings whose craft and detail spring from an intimate understanding of materials and fabrication.
Located in the heart of Oakland, overlooking Lake Merritt, WARE is a close-knit, integrated office, where coordination of all aspects of a project are deliberately designed into the work.
WARE considers projects both as functional spaces and unique creations, developed in concert with clients’ desired performance criteria, available budget and aesthetic aspirations. From inception, each project is a collaboration with the client. The firm carefully considers all details and works with the materials, light and space, and elements of construction to infuse a client’s creative ideas with the technical innovation to make them reality. It is this human touch and scale that makes their projects enjoyable places to stop, to sit, or just to be.
WARE offers a complete and integrated range of architectural and structural engineering services. Recent clients include East Bay Regional Park District, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, City of Berkeley, and Fivepoint Development in San Francisco, as well as private developers and homeowners.