Kathryn brings a unique breadth of custom residential experience to her work at Armour Architecture, including renovating a storied Willis Polk home; designing then-experimental straw bale and rammed earth buildings; and designing and directing myriad custom residential projects in Atherton, Los Altos Hills, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Malibu; and vacation homes in Aspen, Mexico and the Caribbean. Originally from Chicago, she earned a BFA in drawing, painting and printmaking and refined her creative sensibilities—clean, uncluttered and intentional—working in Japan and traveling extensively throughout Southeast Asia. Inspired by this artful living, she returned to Chicago to earn a master’s in architecture and began her career with an area residential firm there before relocating to San Francisco. Kathryn is licensed in California, with a LEED AP credential in green building.
Rande’s work comprises custom urban homes and country estates from Northern Napa & Marin to San Francisco and Carmel Valley. He joined Armour Architecture in 2018, after 30+ years at Walker & Moody Architects, with a specialty that spans traditional to transitional design. Originally from Calgary, Rande found his way to architecture when a U. of Oregon friend noted his penchant for design. From then on, schoolwork was uber-inspiring and regular visits to San Francisco—always admiring the architecture—landed him his first job, where he locked in his passion for residential work. Ever since, he’s maintained a client-focused approach, ensuring personal satisfaction with project outcomes through close collaboration and careful attention to client needs. When not designing, Rande enjoys reading and biking and spending time with his lovely wife and adult children.contact >
Johannes joined Armour Architecture in 2016 with 20 years of custom residential, hospitality & specialty design experience across the Bay Area. During his tenure at BAR Architects, drA, and Jane Cee Architects, he honed his talent and skill at beautiful, well-designed spaces and thoughtful, collaborative design dialogue. A graduate of the The University of Cincinnati DAAP, Johannes grew up in a German household, which he credits with his penchant for precision, focus, & appreciation of materials and details. "I want to make the world a little more beautiful" became his motto. When away from the office, Johannes feeds his wanderlust by hiking, exploring, and taking in the many aspects of San Francisco and our region that make the area such a special place to live. An avid food & wine aficionado, he and his partner enjoy preparing meals with friends, wine tasting, gardening and tending their grapevines in Solano.
Stephan’s prowess in technical project management comprises wisdom from over 30 years in custom architecture. Since joining Armour Architecture in 2021, he's helped ensure our growing roster of complex projects meets our high standard for thoroughness and quality; refine the project review process; train staff to more rigorous technical standards; and optimize staff assignments. Originally from New York, Stephan earned his bachelor’s from Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture and master’s from The Architectural Association in London. After early work in Zurich and San Francisco, he held senior/management roles with San Francisco firms Ellerbe Becket (now AECOM), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, MEMarchitecture, & Office of Stephan Ciulla, Architecture. In his downtime, he enjoys ocean paddle-boarding, writing a book on Architect Rem Koolhaas, addressing humanitarian needs through architecture, and travelling with his wife, often to visit their two grown sons.contact >
Ankit’s love of architecture dates to the hours he spent as a child soaking in the drawings on the walls of his father's architecture firm in India. After moving to California at age 12, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Design & Architecture from Academy of Art University and work with interior design notable Tineke Triggs developing his skill at project management, 3D design, and finish aesthetics. In 2015, he followed his architecture roots to Armour Architecture and spent nearly 5 years immersed in multiple projects, establishing himself as a strong designer with a great work ethic. Looking to explore a larger firm, he moved to William Duff Architects, augmenting his skill at technical detailing, research and team mentoring. In 2001, he realized his true calling was classical design and re-joined the expanded team at Armour Architecture as Senior Designer at our new Lower Haight studio. At leisure, Ankit is a star cricket player, avid sports fan, and devoted husband and son to his Desi family.
Bruno joined Armour Architecture in 2022 following six years with Richard Beard Architects leading high end custom residential and winery projects in San Francisco, Calistoga and Sonoma County. Previously, he spent seven years as an architectural designer with Kendall Young Associates. Originally from Venezuela, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture & Urbanism in 2005 from Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas). During his time in the capital city, he refined his design perspective soaking in its dramatic coastal mountain-ringed setting, Neo-Gothic buildings, impressive skyscrapers, and world-renown urban plazas and museums. His knowledge of urbanism still guides his approach to projects with a unique historic fabric and his passion for design and formidable attention to detail bring a special quality to his work. Personally, he’s an advocate for sustainable practices and cultural empowerment; an avid cycler and skateboarder; and a devoted papa to his beloved daughter.contact >
A native of San Francisco, Katherina grew up with a strong connection to the City's architecture and its vast assortment of beautiful buildings. She went on to earn her CPP/ARC at Cal Poly Pomona Architecture, spending her fourth year studying architecture in Copenhagen and receiving the award for Outstanding Fifth Year Senior Project. Post-graduation, she returned to San Francisco and honed her custom residential skills working at Skurman Architects and BeauSoleil Architects before being drawn to Armour Architecture after reading about the firm being awarded a particularly visible Victorian project she loved. In her free time, Kat enjoys drawing and making art, hiking, and other outdoor activities with friends. She is proud to be an active member of a micronation.
Carl joined Armour Architecture with 8 years of diverse design experience and a love of historical architecture. A Notre Dame alum, he spent his year abroad with their Rome Study Program absorbing foundational classicism and traditional urbanism through the time-tested works of early visionaries Vitruvius, Palladio and Bernini. In the years since, Carl practiced in San Francisco (Andrew Skurman; Hart Howerton; Ike Kligerman Barkley), India (Patzschke & Partner; nonprofit Construction for Change) and Chicago before returning to San Francisco to work for DAA. Through multiple study grants and nonprofit fellowships, he also helped design sustainable infrastructure for communities here and around the world. Outside of work, Carl enjoys training for marathons, playing soccer and seeing live music.contact >
Erika’s love of architecture is rooted in the childhood trips she took with her family to over 20 countries - to this day, she remembers being taken with the diversity of cultural expressions in the homes and buildings she saw. She spent a high school summer in RISD’s precollege architecture program, then went on to get her degree at Syracuse School of Architecture (New York). While there, she traveled with a convoy to Amsterdam, Stuttgart & Zurich and spent a semester “abroad” at NYC Urban Studio. Post-grad, she moved to NYC and worked on a wide array of project types at NYC firms STAT, Lee & Associates and Robert A.M. Stern. She soon realized her calling was traditional architecture--timeless, graceful, and elegant--and returned to the Bay Area in 2020, seeking out a role with Armour Architecture soon after. In her downtime, Erika enjoys touring museums, hiking, and beach time with friends and family.contact >