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The 2016 Remmie Awards – We Won!
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The 2016 Remmie Awards – We Won!

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Receiving an award is always nice. We just got two (!) and we are so proud. Every year the San Francisco chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) accepts entries for remodeling projects in the Bay Area. Mahoney Architects has been entering projects for this juried competition since 1998. We are proud to […]

Our Infamous Tiburon Window Seat
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Our Infamous Tiburon Window Seat

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Our now infamous Tiburon window seat has been featured on Houzz again! Photo Flip: 85 Window Seats for Whiling Away the Day

How to Create Great Extra Space – or – Space, the Final Frontier

How to Create Great Extra Space – or – Space, the Final Frontier

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by: Michelle Laurie With house prices in the Bay Area skyrocketing, space may very well be the final frontier. When space is at a premium, maximizing what you already have just might be the answer. At Mahoney Architects, we have many clients who are looking to maximize all types of spaces for a variety of […]

Our Most Popular Kitchen Islands
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Our Most Popular Kitchen Islands

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By: Michelle Laurie and Colleen Mahoney The kitchen is by far the most active area of the home. There was a time when the kitchen was small and out of the way. If you were cooking in the kitchen you probably felt separated from the rest of the home. Think back to the galley kitchens of the 1960’s […]

Sustainability on a Budget
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Sustainability on a Budget

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by: Michelle Laurie & Colleen Mahoney Sustainability on a Budget – The Architect’s View (Part 1) The term sustainable is a common term these days in our eco-aware world, but what does it really mean to build sustainable architecture? For an architect like Colleen Mahoney, who has a Master’s degree in sustainability, it means much […]

McCutcheon Construction & Mahoney Architects
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McCutcheon Construction & Mahoney Architects

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by Michelle Laurie                                                              Photos by Paige Green What do these two firms have in common? The belief that if there’s one relationship that’s critical to […]

Aging, Gracefully, In Place
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Aging, Gracefully, In Place

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cover photo: wolfcubchronicles.blogspot.com.au by Michelle Laurie ‘Aging in place’ has become a viable alternative to a population that wants to retain independence and livability in the neighborhoods that they like. Traditionally, older folks looked to downsizing as a more practical approach to more appropriate living arrangements. Many older people find themselves selling up and leaving the […]

What Do Green Architects Do in Their Spare Time?
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What Do Green Architects Do in Their Spare Time?

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This weekend, Colleen Mahoney, our very own green architect, will be spearheading a rainwater catchment project at an elementary school in Berkeley. Jefferson Elementary is home of the “Green Team”, over 30 students from 3rd – 5th grade that get together once a week to plan projects to make their school greener and to conserve resources. Colleen […]

A Dog’s Life
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A Dog’s Life

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by Michelle Laurie Anyone who knows us knows that ‘whole family design’ is a common theme of all projects at Mahoney Architects and pets are a big part of that. Our very own boxers, Sasha and Cody,  loll around the Mahoney Architects offices coming in and out as they please. Building a home that is […]

A Ranch House Remodel in Marin
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A Ranch House Remodel in Marin

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  by Michelle Laurie “We were looking for a family home that we could grow into… a home that would take our two kids effortlessly from toddler to teenager. We also wanted functionality combined with a feeling of openness . Colleen helped us figure out how we would use the space and she thought of […]

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