UA-74193310-2About | Michael Smith Architect - San Luis Obispo, California - Home Remodeling & New Constructio

I am an architect who is committed to delivering an extraordinary experience. My clients trust me to provide the home they want to love and live in, one that is a reflection of their life and their lifestyle.

Building or remodeling a home can be a delightful, creative experience. Or not. Choosing the right design professional and understanding the process – from the first sketch to entry into your finished home – can make the difference. Some architects have a strong design process, with little room for client interaction. Others, like me, encourage a collaborative effort with their client. I will use all the experience I have gained over the last 28 years to design a home that fits not only your needs but your passion for life.

I am committed to making sure that the whole experience – not just your work with me, but the whole experience – is something you will enjoy. Will there be challenges along the way? - yes. But together we will anticipate most and overcome all of them. Once you discover how we can make this process pleasant and enriching every step of the way, you will know the possibility of creating a home that is a joy to live in and a process that is genuinely satisfying.

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Mike’s experience, love for what he does, and exceptional professionalism leave his clients completely satisfied and often impressed with their final results.

As a graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and a Licensed Architect for over 28 years, Mike has worked with hundreds of clients, providing architectural designs for residential projects. Everything from patio covers, residential remodels, to custom homes, Mike has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and problem-solving skills which serve his clients with cost and time-saving strategies delivering a final product that will meet their vision.

Architectural Services

Mike provides a full range of residential architectural design services for new custom homes and residential remodels and additions. He has a wide variety of design styles that can blend with the client’s vision for their residential project.
Commercial Architects – Mike started his career converting Safeway Supermarkets into Orchard Supply Hardware Stores. He has a vast experience in the commercial arena. From new commercial building to Commercial remodels, Mike, has done it all. He is efficient and can meet any deadline.
Mike has worked on a variety of tenant improvement projects, from little 250sf project up to 30,000sf. He can meet your needs for space planning and design.
Custom Home Floor Plans are just one part of a construction set of plans. However, frequently clients start and stop at the floor plans for their custom home. Whether you use an architect, designer or just want to do it yourself, it is good to know where to start and why is the end point.
When you design your own house, there are lots of details to think about. There are so many that homeowners miss design opportunities. There are so many that even architects & contractors sometimes miss opportunities. I know I missed more than a few in my early years. I like to think that after designing homes for 25 years there are a few things I can tell you when you design your own home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you design your own home.

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