Mikiten Architecture was named one the Best Residential Architects and Designers in Berkeley for 2020 by the Home Builders Digest.
Mikiten Architecture is best known for its universal and ecological designs, for which it has been recognized on both a local and a national level. The firm transforms highly complex technical and personal requirements of their clients – including the need for special accessibility – into sculptural pieces of architecture. They work on all housing types and utilize the latest green building technology. The firm holds value-engineering workshops with the pre-selected contractors and the project’s engineers to ensure their client’s needs are met by everyone involved in the project, and that the agreed-upon budget is kept in mind at every stage fo the work. Mikiten Architecture was most notably the firm behind Shinsei Gardens (photos below), a 39-unit affordable housing project in Alameda that received a LEED Platinum certification. In line with this, its work has also been published in various magazines such as AIA Architect and Dwell.
The firm is led by architect Erick Mikiten. He brings to the firm and its clients a holistic and unique Universal Design perspective on building accessibility, and methods best fitting for homeowners that may have special needs for their new homes, and speaks nationally about the art of accessibility in buildings of all types. He personally oversees each of the firm’s projects and facilitates regular onsite visits to maintain the quality of the firm’s clients’ projects.
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Story credit: Home Builders Digest
Photo credit: Mikiten Architecture