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Goring & Straja Architects was established in 1996 with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Milan Italy.  We serve a broad range of clients from institutional and cultural to commercial, retail, wine making and housing.  In all of our work we seek to manage meaningful designs that are responsive to our clients’ needs, create memorable spaces that contribute to their communities and landscapes, and touch the land and the environment as gently and as positively as possible.


Our modest ‘world practice’ allows us to take advantage of industry advances in both Europe and the US, while also being able to offer the responsiveness of a ’24 hour’ office that, alas, never sleeps.  Complimenting each other, our sister offices bring diverse client types and site challenges into each other’s work, creating a uniquely dynamic office environment and broad perspective.

We are committed to design that brings extraordinary value to our clients’ endeavors. Excellence in design is the heart of our practice, and has been recognized by local, state and national awards.

Relationships with vendors, clients, staff and consultants is is a key part of our office mission. Maintaining an atmosphere of support for one another’s work, good humor and well being makes the long term of the projects we take on pleasurable.

We look forward to speaking with you about your project needs and ambitions, and to starting a strong relationship together.

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