Waldorf Design is a full-service architecture and design firm, based in Novato, California, specializing in custom residential, light-commercial, and hospitality design.

Our projects vary from creative luxury solutions to modest remodeling jobs. We are able to draw on those features that enhance the high-end homes and take advantage of the economies of the more common homes. Whether you’re building new or adding on we are able to offer service that is attentive, individualized and responsive.

We listen. Our approach is collaborative, flexible and guided by our client’s priorities and aspirations. Your vision and your needs are what motivate our thinking. Our goal is to bring your ideas to life in a way that exceeds your expectations.

We are reputable and passionate about what we do and it shows. We are ethical and conduct our business in a professional manner. Our referrals and repeat business are a testimony to our work ethic.

David Waldorf, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Establishing a first-class firm evolved from over 20 years of practicing quality design and thorough execution. David’s expertise as a designer is rooted in a variety of projects types including single-family and multi-family homes, home additions, office, retail, and restaurants.  Underpinning all of his work is a passion for sustainability and for creating lasting, timeless designs that respond to their natural environment.

Educated at Georgia Tech and graduating with dual undergraduate degrees in both Architecture and Industrial Design, David moved to California in 1999 to pursue his career in Sustainable Architecture.  David attended graduate school at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture and obtained a Masters in Architecture and Sustainable Design and has taught classes in Sustainable Design at SFIA, San Francisco Academy of Art, and the University of California Berkeley.

He is a registered architect licensed to practice in the state of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty on building design and construction.