Walker Warner Architects is a full-service architectural firm specializing in custom residential and estate design, as well as winery, commercial office and recreation club design in the Western United States and Hawaii. Founded in 1989 by Brooks Walker and Greg Warner, the firm is led by Brooks and Greg in collaboration with principals Mike McCabe and Kathy Scott. We pride ourselves on creating meaningful architectural works, as well as continuously evolving and challenging our design capabilities.
Estate Design & Planning
Our rigorous process-driven approach ensures that every project receives the highest level of attention and service with each principal playing an active role in shaping the design direction. Our collaborative studio environment leverages the strengths of each team member, drawing upon years of collective expertise and knowledge. Our principals, along with our seasoned project managers and architectural staff, form deeply creative and effective solutions to the toughest challenges. This collaborative process guarantees we develop an appropriate design aesthetic for each architectural work that perfectly matches the unique attributes of the project and site. We also believe in developing close relationships with our clients, who are highly engaged throughout the design process, often becoming integral to our team. In order to realize our designs, we work closely with other building and design professionals to form a comprehensive project team for each unique site and client.
Working in the tech capital of the world, we fully embrace the rapid technology changes within the industry. We are committed to utilizing state-of-the-art technology, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), to evolve designs from concepts into fully realized construction documents. To help our clients visualize their projects and guide them through key decisions, we can present our designs through virtual reality environments. Technology has also optimized how we share knowledge across the office and with our collaborators to enhance communication and streamline project management.
For us, sustainability is about creating enduring, resilient architecture that succeeds in meeting the long-term needs of our clients. This approach to sustainability responds to the unique opportunities offered by each project and site. Efforts focus on practical and proven strategies, responding with sensitivity to the natural environment in order to create structures that are comfortable, efficient and harmonious with nature. In addition, incorporating the latest advances in technology with respect to efficient building systems and energy production has resulted in a portfolio that includes LEED Certified projects as well as some completely off-the-grid. We feel our role as architects is to educate our clients about the sustainable potentialities within every design aspect of a project, so they feel empowered to make informed decisions that reflect their personal values and goals.