building Lab is an award-winning firm specializing in thoughtful and highly refined residential design and building. We are passionate about modern architecture, dedicated to precision quality construction and committed to green building practices.
Our clients come to us with visions of creating a perfect home for their family. This may mean locating an ideal plot of land in the community they love and building a dream home from scratch. This may mean fast-forwarding a tired mid-century gem into a stylish 21st century edition. It may also mean upgrading an older home with more current function + feel. Facilitating the process of bringing such dreams to reality is our mission at building Lab. To find out more about our processes, please call 510-420-1133 or email us at email@example.com with a brief description of your remodeling/home-building plans. We look forward to chatting and listening to your ideas.
The bL Story:
Skilled in carpentry at a young age, principal Stephen Shoup received his formal architecture training at UC Berkeley (M. Arch) and The Architectural Association in London. He started building Lab in 2001 based on his belief in a holistic approach to the design and building processes. With a team of talented designers and project managers, bL is involved in any number of residential categories: from new construction, whole-house remodel, addition, kitchen and bath, custom cabinetry, to master planning and landscape. In 2003, Stephen had the good fortune of purchasing a workshop from a well-known woodworker who was retiring and proceeded to develop a modern office compound that has become our headquarters today.
We are hiring: Construction Project Manager / Estimator responsible for shepherding projects from pre-construction logistics and estimating through the entire trajectory of construction. The primary measures of success in this position are budget, schedule, and the delight of our clients and collaborators alike.
3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Design, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Remodeling, Building Design, Custom Homes, Deck Design, Design Consultation, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Home Theater Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Landscape Plans, Lighting Design, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Construction, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Outdoor Lighting Design, Passive Solar Heating & Cooling, Project Management, Site Planning, Site Preparation, Sustainable Design, Custom Home, Fabrication of Cabinetry & Furniture
Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, San Francisco, Tiburon, Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, Marin County, Hillsborough, Atherton, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Sausalito, Ross, Kentfield, Fairfax, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, North Bay, Sonoma County, Napa County, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville, Contra Costa, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, San Mateo, Belmont
Best of Houzz 2013 - 2022
BARA Design Awards 2022: Winner of 'Entire House Over 1M' category
Remodeling Magazine - Grand Awards and Merit Awards - various years
NARI Platinum Awards and Grand Prizes - various years