About AWA


Aleck Wilson Architects is a San Francisco-based architecture firm specializing in residential projects, as well as retail and hospitality work, across the Western states.  The firm is known for collaboration and leading teams of consultants to build projects that creatively address the client’s program and goals.  With a 20-year history of working and building in the Bay Area, we bring expertise and skill in design and management of complex projects.  We engage in every part of the project’s process from planning to design and on to permitting and finally construction. Our talented team of architects and designers seeks opportunities for elegant design solutions at all scales of the project. 

Design Philosophy

Aleck Wilson Architects begins each project with the objective of getting the project built.  We excel at moving through all phases of design and construction with a thoughtful, thorough, and creative manner.  Each project is approached as a unique exploration of the site and program that establishes a strong relationship and understanding of the clients and their needs.  As we listen to the clients, we begin to visually develop a series of drawings and models that respond to the clients’ goals.  As the project develops, this conversation continues and expands to draw upon the talent and wealth of experience of specialty consultants, builders, craftsmen and artists.

Aleck Wilson’s design philosophy is one that emphasizes spatial and contextual relationships across a palette of contemporary aesthetics.  Our designs favor a rich use and interplay of materials and detailing with a clear expression of form, resulting in projects that are timeless and speak to the aspirations of our clients. We look to develop the clarity of design and to educate our clients on the process as we develop an understanding of the custom nature of each of our projects.  This approach has yielded a diverse portfolio of well-conceived projects that gratify the clients.