Caitlin’s knowledge and attention to detail really makes every one of her homes stand out
Caitlin helped us pick our contractor and helped guide us through the whole building process. She was extremely patient with all our questions and changes and tried hard to do her work in a timely manner and be respectful of our budget concerns. Caitlin really listened to all the features and looks we wanted in our new Napa Valley farmhouse, and when needed, she found resources for us and made sure to incorporate all our desires in her drawings. Our new home is everything we ever wanted and more. Caitlin’s knowledge and attention to detail really makes every one of her homes stand out. She loves what she does, and it shows in her finished product. We have had nonstop guests and everyone loves our Napa farmhouse!” – Mimi
“We hired Caitlin and First Bay Architecture to help us do a complete remodel of our Hailey Idaho home. Caitlin’s creativity, professionalism, and strong attention to detail were the key ingredients in the creation of a wonderful home.
We would use Caitlin again for any future projects
We started with a vision and worked very closely throughout the project with Caitlin. She was responsive, open to ideas, always available (we live in Australia), and went beyond what we would have expected from an architect. Her research on all facets, including detail interior design, was a major help to us. We would use Caitlin again for any future projects.” – Ben
-Sun Valley Project
“Bought a meh bungalow with a huge and beautiful three bridge view of San Francisco and Mt. Tamalpais as a small, second home. Decided professional help was in order and hired Caitlin Lempres Brostrom with First Bay Architecture.
Caitlin designs a home for you, not the home she wants you to have, and that is all the difference in the world. Cannot recommend her highly enough
Nine months later, we had a beautiful remodel, the likes of which we could never have imagined. Floor to ceiling windows and an artful and carefully thought out additional 65 square feet gave us a small home that lives big with her reconfigurations. After five years of enjoyment, we have engaged Caitlin to design a way to make this our only home, and she has given us plans for a beautiful second story addition. We can’t wait to get started! She is a master and a consummate professional. We have worked with other architects in the past on other homes with good results, but Caitlin designs a home for you, not the home she wants you to have, and that is all the difference in the world. Cannot recommend her highly enough.” – L.
I highly recommend First Bay Architecture without reservation
I also had a linen closet made into a laundry area, with cabinets, a washer, and dryer. Every detail was discussed, and I felt Caitlin really listened to what I wanted and gave me the bathroom I dreamed of at a cost I could afford. She was always available, either by phone or in person, and she worked well with the construction crew, giving concise instructions, which made life easier for everyone. I highly recommend First Bay Architecture without reservation.” – Summit
We have completed two houses with First Bay Architecture. Both experiences were successful and rewarding.
I can’t wait to do another project with Caitlin
We worked with Caitlin from the start on each project developing budgets and timelines. Caitlin was very respectful of the clients’ needs and was able to design within their budgets and tastes. During the projects, she was always available and answered any construction and design questions promptly. Caitlin is very organized and helped keep us and the project on track. Most importantly, she has been a joy to be around and always comes up with great solutions. We are very pleased with the work we have done with her. The relationship between Architect, Client, and Owner has proven to be a lasting one with Caitlin involved. The whole experience from looking at an empty site and a set of plans to the final light bulb has been great. I can’t wait to do another project with Caitlin. – Richard
I am a fellow architect, and have collaborated with First Bay Architecture for the past 7 or 8 years. My experience of working with Caitlin has been and continues to be pure enjoyment. As a fellow professional,
has the ability to find code solutions that ultimately meet her clients needs with beautiful finished products
I admire and enjoy her solutions to architectural problems that confront her clients. She is very much a renaissance architect in the range of her abilities. She is both author, consummate designer, politician, and construction adviser. She knows her hammer and nails as well as how to negotiate with contractors, and she seems to be right at home explaining things to public officials and has the ability to find code solutions that ultimately meet her clients needs with beautiful finished products. – Read