Walker Warner is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential and hospitality design. Founded in 1989, the firm is led by partners Brooks Walker, Greg Warner, Kathy Scott, and Mike McCabe.

The work of the firm is grounded in our ethos, with a design process shaped by our culture and values.


Walker Warner
353 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 MAP


  • Hospitality Design
  • Residential Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Winery Design


  • 2022
    Residential Design, Architecture Awards, Citation Award
  • 2021
    A' Design Award & Competition, Silver Award
  • 2021
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Merit
  • 2021
    Architizer, A+Awards, Popular Choice Award, Models & Rendering
  • 2021
    The Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, Commercial Award
  • 2021
    A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze Award
  • 2021
    Luxe Magazine, RED Awards, National Winner
  • 2020
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Excellence
  • 2020
    San Francisco Design Week, Design Award
  • 2020
    San Francisco Design Week, Design Award
  • 2020
    Hospitality Design Magazine, Design Award
  • 2020
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Merit
  • 2019
    ASLA, Residential Design Awards, Honor Award
  • 2019
    AIA California, Design Awards, Merit Award
  • 2019
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Excellence
  • 2019
    AIA San Francisco, Design Awards, Citation Award
  • 2018
    AIA San Francisco, Design Awards, Award of Merit
  • 2018
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Merit
  • 2018
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Honorable Mention
  • 2017
    AIA San Francisco, Design Awards, Citation Award
  • 2015
    California Home+Design Awards, Design Award
  • 2015
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Excellence
  • 2015
    AIA Honolulu, Design Awards, Award of Excellence
  • 2004
    AIA San Francisco, Design Awards, Merit Award
Firm Timeline

From 1989 to Today


Walker Warner is co-founded by Brooks Walker and Greg Warner, who met while attending the University of Oregon, sharing a passion for architecture and fly fishing.

Brooks & Greg


The firm moves to 835 Terry Francois Boulevard, an industrial neighborhood in San Francisco, enjoying the perks of office barbecues overlooking the Bay.


A coed softball team is formed to participate in the San Francisco Architects, Engineers & Contractors league. Over 25 years and countless RBIs later, it still remains a fun way to spend time with colleagues.

Tom Clapper fielding the ball


Walker Warner celebrates its 10th anniversary while being entrusted to design projects located in some of the most spectacular and remote locations in California.

Wilderness Cabin
Sonoma Ranch


The firm wins a competition to design Quintessa Winery in Napa Valley, resulting in an ongoing, multi-project collaboration with the clients and numerous award wins for the winery’s architecture and design.

Quintessa concept sketch
Quintessa Winery


Walker Warner designs its first home in Hawaii. The archipelago continues to inspire the firm, with work now spanning several islands, including Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Island of Hawaii.


The first Rocky Mountain project is completed in Idaho, making a name for Walker Warner in the region and paving the way for future design opportunities in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming.

Big Wood River


The office moves to the historic E.M. O’Donnell Copper Works building in the South of Market neighborhood. Built in 1921, the former copper foundry now exists as a diamond in the rough, renovated to be a warm, inviting space that maintains a sense of history.

Circa 1970
Renovated studio
Restored foundry equipment


Walker Warner celebrates 25 years of practice and elevates two longtime employees, Kathy Scott and Mike McCabe, to firm partner roles.

25th anniversary celebration
Kathy & Mike


The firm designs two residential projects that fully embrace sustainability, with Makena achieving LEED Silver certification and Hale Huna operating completely off-the-grid.

Hale Huna


Expanding into Mexico, the firm completes a residence along the Baja peninsula inspired by the local vernacular.



The firm wins the opportunity to design Flowers Winery in Healdsburg, where they celebrate Walker Warner’s 30th anniversary.

Flowers Winery


Kona Village Resort, which spans 80+ acres along the Kohala Coast on the Island of Hawaii, opens to the public.

Kona Village


The firm celebrates 35 years of practice with much gratitude while embodying these words to live and design by:

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.”

– T.S. Eliot


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