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Duxbury Architects designs modern and traditional houses and remodels existing houses to meet our client's goals and lifestyle. We work closely with the site, neighborhood and environment to create designs that are green, energy efficient, and beautiful.

Our approach is uniquely personal. Peter Duxbury works to create a home that is an expression of our client's personality, taste and lifestyle. Our process is very professional and embodies design, engineering and art. We see the house and the site as one palette and integrate the elements into architecture.


- Principal and Chief Designer

Established in 1985, Duxbury Architects is a small architecture firm based in Los Altos, California. Our work currently focuses on high quality custom residential projects, including new homes, entire house makeovers, additions/remodels, interior design, site design and select commercial projects - most notably the Los Altos Hills Town Hall, a highly successful new green building. Most of our projects are within the Metropolitan Bay Area, from Marin County to Santa Cruz, with a concentration of work in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Portola Valley. (Click here to see a map of many area projects)

Duxbury Architects intentionally remains small (with two licensed Architects) in order to deliver excellent, personalized service. Peter Duxbury acts as the designer for each project. A project architect is also assigned to each project and is responsible for much of the day-to-day communications. Each project is designed and managed to meet the client's goals and construction process. We maintain close relationships with the building industry and City Planning and Building Departments. In addition, we have a quality network of design and engineering consultants to create the right "fit" and project team for the clients project.

Peter Duxbury has managed and designed over 300 residential and commercial buildings and interior projects, ranging in price from $50,000 to over $10,000,000. Duxbury Architects remains involved with the coordination of each project throughout construction, including interiors, site work, and construction administration. Peter Duxbury has over 42 years of experience, holds an NCARB Certificate, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and is licensed to practice architecture California, New York and Massachusetts. Previous to 1985, Peter Duxbury was a Senior Project Architect and an Associate at Gensler Associates, San Francisco, where he acted as project manager for Levi Strauss Corporate Headquarters, the Measurex Corporation Employee Center, and a number of major historic commercial renovations in San Francisco. Prior to moving to San Francisco in 1980, Mr. Duxbury had his own practice in Rochester, New York, where he did a number of quality residential, commercial and retail projects and won an AIA design award.

PETER H. DUXBURY, AIA, NCARB - Principal and Chief Designer

Peter Duxbury holds professional degrees in Architecture, B:ARCH 1974 and BA: History of Architecture, from Syracuse University and studied at Architectural Association, London and is licensed in New York, California and Massachusetts. Peter holds a NCARB Certificate, is an active member of the SCVAIA and has over 42 years experience in the field.

WILLIAM MCINTOSH - Director of Architecture

William McIntosh joined Duxbury Architects in 1997. He holds a professional degree in Architecture, B:ARCH 1995, from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and is licensed in California. Bill has over 20 years experience in the field.

RUCHI SACHDEV - Designer/Project Manager

Ruchi Sachdev joined Duxbury Architects in 2014. She holds a professional degree in Architecture, B:ARCH 2001, from Sushant School of Art and Architecture (Ansals Institute of Technology), Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Ruchi is a registered architect in India. Ruchi has 5 years experience in India and 7 years in the United States.

FRANCIS PHAM - Designer/Project Manager

Francis Pham joined Duxbury Architects in 2016. He holds a professional degree in Architecture, B:ARCH 2010, from University of California, Berkeley. Francis has over 6 years experience in the field.

ANITA CAMOZZI - Office Manager and Project Manager

Anita Camozzi joined Duxbury Architects in 2007. She holds an Associates degree in Business (1983) and brings a well-rounded background, including 6 years of residential appraising experience where she held a California AR license. Anita has 17 years of experience in residential.

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