I feel very fortunate to be working with Michael Tauber on my kitchen remodel. He’s brilliant. The project is complex due to the layout of the kitchen and adding a 1/2 bath in the existing space. We’re also blending the Craftsman style of the rest of the house with a more contemporary kitchen — Michael designed a beautiful solution. He impresses me with his creativity and ability to problem-solve. He asks the right questions throughout the project and listens to understand what I’m looking for aesthetically and functionally. I especially appreciate his honesty if I start down a path that’s going to be contrary to my goal. Michael is driven by the desire for his clients to love the work and this comes through in his approach and commitment. He’s been fantastic in finding and helping me to select interesting and unique appliances, tiles, etc. — everything from styles to textures to colors. To top it off, Michael is enjoyable to work with…he’s very open, patient and insightful, and brings a good sense of humor. I only wish I had another kitchen so we could do it again!
Ann Stowe, Client
Michael Tauber Architect is working with me to redesign my vintage flat in San Francisco. He is a great designer, listener, and communicator. He is designing the kitchen/pantry/laundry, extension of a south wall to improve light and view, and converting a middle bedroom and old sink-washroom to a master bath with 2 walk-in closets for the bedrooms. He respects my vintage "sacred cows" as he designs a remodel plan that integrates vintage with modern bathrooms and kitchen.
Barbara Cabral, Client
We hired Michael to design a substantial expansion to our existing residence in Sonoma. It included a very large and architecturally challenging design, a 2nd floor master bedroom suite and a guest house. All of which we wanted to be modern in design, but within keeping of the existing structure. He did an exceptional job and we highly recommend him. He is a pleasure to work with, creative and talented.
Alison Malkhassian, Client
Michael knows his stuff! He's easy to work with, flexible and dependable. When we needed something yesterday, he makes it happen. He's great at interpreting a vision and turning it into good design by making smart assumptions. We like working with everybody at his firm - very nice group of people! We'll definitely work together again in the future!
Rachel Walls, The Golden Gate Company
Michael was great to work with on my project. I look forward to re-engaging him again.
Enrico Hernandez, Client
Michael does excellent work, at a reasonable cost all the while maintaining an out of the box approach to solving challenges throughout the development and implementation of an idea. I highly recommend Michael for his professional skills and the personable way he interacts with clients.
Wayne Spaulding, Client
As a graphic designer, my visual and sensory environment is critical to my happiness and creativity. I have worked with Michael on two different projects, both times he listened to my needs, and budgetary constraints and was able to design something that I truely love. From the early sketches through construction he was there to answer questions I had and the contractor had while keeping a focused eye on the details. I think every one should hire an architect like Michael because design matters.
Michelle Smith, Client
Michael did excellent, quick work for a law firm client of mine, helping them envision what their shell space could be turned into with the right TIs, but also with an eye to the budget. He was a good referral for them, and I look forward to referring him again in the future.
Paul Picciani, Broker, GVA Kidder Matthews
We recently expanded our performance training facility into a newly remodeled nine thousand square foot space. Michael Tauber, our architect was a vital element of our successful expansion. He listened to our needs, provided a series of creative design schemes that met our physical and aesthetic needs. We asked Mr. Tauber to provide us with a clean, cool, simple; urban deconstructed performance laboratory all on a budget of less than $9 per square foot. Through the use of careful and smart selection of materials he helped us achieve our goals. He understood how to maximize the natural light making a dark space feel light filled and warm. Mr. Tauber's design skills were matched in the construction phase, where he was able to save us thousands of dollars by catching errors in the contractor's financials. When we expand our operations to multiple locations, Michael will be the first person we call.
Joel Ramirez, Executive Member and Owner,
Breakaway Performance Center
We recently engaged Michael Tauber Architecture to help us with evaluating spaces for our upcoming office relocation. Michael listened to the individual needs of the partners as well as those of our staff and provided thoughtful, creative design solutions for two spaces that we were evaluating. He provided layouts and corresponding perspective images for both spaces that helped us envision what each space had to offer. Through his work we determined that our initial preferred space was too tight to meet our needs and that the second space would provide us room to grow and could be made to meet our design image needs. Michael in the earliest sketches understood the feel and design of the space we had in mind with very little guidance. I would highly recommend him to any client that is looking to create an environment that reflects their businesses branding.
Michael Alcantar, Partner, Alcantar & Kahl LLP