ABOUT OUR STUDIO

The firm Arch Studio, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Robin McCarthy, a California licensed Architect, and is a full-service architectural design studio located in Central California. Our projects range from custom residential to boutique commercial architecture, we offer a unique collaborative process that emphasizes client participation.

We specialize in residential project delivery creating custom designs that reflect our client's lifestyles, tastes and budget. We provide our design expertise for all phases of your architectural project, whether you want to build a brand new home or remodel your kitchen. We can assist you with the design, material selections, permit plans, and details that will translate your own personal style into thoughtful space planning and a beautiful home design. Arch Studio, Inc. has an extensive experience in a wide variety of styles.

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. 
 

OUR TEAM

Our team at Arch Studio, along with its outstanding group of consultants, offer a wealth of design expertise, planning, and building permit procurement experience to assist you with your design project from beginning to end. We provide a wide range of services that can be custom tailored to your own unique project. This company is founded on the concept of design integration and team collaboration.

ROBIN McCARTHY, AIA

CEO,FOUNDER, ARCHITECT

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. 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS 
C29767, California State Licensed Architect
CGBP, Build it Green Certified Green Building Professional


EDUCATION
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 
BArch 1993


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Member of AIA Santa Clara Valley and National Chapter

KELLY HAPP

INTERIOR DESIGNER

EDUCATION

University of Santa Barbra, Santa Barbra, CA

Bachelor of Science

 

West Valley Community College, Saratoga, CA

Interior Design Program 

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EDWARD YU, P.E.

EDYU ENGINEERING

CEO,FOUNDER

PROJECT PARTNER

IAN McALISTER

DRAFTSPERSON

EDUCATION

West Valley Community College, Saratoga, CA

Architecture Program 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS 

Professional Engineer CA License 70340

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis, CA