ABOUT OUR STUDIO
Arch Studio, Inc. was founded by Robin McCarthy, a California licensed architect, and is located in Willow Glen, San Jose, California. We are a full-service architecture and interior design firm that specializes in custom residential architecture to reflect our client’s lifestyle, tastes, and budget.
We offer a wide range of design services for Custom Home Design, Home Additions and Remodeling, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Home Restoration, Pool House Design, and many more types of architectural projects. Our firm can lead you on the architectural journey of concept to reality with details that will translate your own person style into thoughtful space planning and a beautiful home design.
At Arch Studio, Inc. we also provide design services for residential developers who are looking for an expedited timeline for the design process. Our project delivery system includes adhering to strict timelines, creation of a collaborative team structure, and working within defined budgets.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
ROBIN McCARTHY, AIA
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
C29767, California State Licensed Architect
CGBP, Build it Green Certified Green Building Professional
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member of AIA Santa Clara Valley and National Chapter
Robin is a native of California, and has been fascinated by design and architecture since an early age. She was extremely inspired by the vernacular architecture and beautiful surroundings of where she grew up on the Monterey Peninsula. After she graduated college, she was hired by Carmel Development Company located in Carmel, California and worked on the famous Hog's Breath Inn, and historic Mission Ranch Resort along with many of the billionaire homes located in the Monterey Bay Area. She was exposed to working with celebrities and high-end residences right out of college, and understands the attention to detail required to design beautiful spaces. This exposure and experience was the stepping stone that provided the direction for her career. Her love of residential architecture continued as she began her architecture firm in Bay Area in 2004.
Committed to providing a harmonious experience to their projects, she specializes in unifying the home throughout by providing both architecture and interior design services as part of her combined delivery service. She works with each and every client directly, and enjoys the collaboration and teamwork of design.
IAN McALISTER, AIAS
West Valley Community College, Saratoga, CA
Ian is a native Californian who grew up in the Bay Area. He began his career shortly after high school as a Swim Coach and was very dedicated to working with young talented swimmers for many years. He also began a career in parallel in architectural design. He has always had a passion for innovation, design, and the creation of the ideas into the built environment. From a young age, he would sketch his ideas out on paper and quickly knew that he had a love for art and design.
Ian began working for Arch Studio, Inc. in 2018, and has excelled into a valuable team member and contributor. He is taking his dream further as he continues through the Architecture Program and a local college. We are glad to have him as part of the Arch Studio Family!
Built on the concept of design integration and team collaboration, Arch Studio, Inc. partners with other professionals in the industry to provide an integrated service custom tailored to your own unique project.
EDWARD YU, P.E.
University of California, Davis, CA
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Professional Engineer CA License 70340
BS Construction Management. 2016
John Brown University, Silom Springs, AR