We believe that masterful design is unique, relevant, and timeless. We really like iconic architecture that is conceptually interesting and also reveals an attention to detail, materiality, and authenticity. We admire boldness balanced with simplicity, innovation balanced with functionality, and power balanced with precision. We see ourselves as well-traveled creators with a conviction that a talented and experienced team that conscientiously listens is a valuable ally. We are professionally motivated to connect the aspects of artistic ambition, problem solving, environmental responsibility, and style within demanding requirements.

We are an award-winning multidisciplinary firm dedicated to design excellence. We were founded in 1992 by Architect Cass Calder Smith and are now comprised of four principals that include Barbara Vickroy, Taylor Lawson, and Tim Quayle. We practice design with studios in San Francisco and New York with a talented and skilled staff of twenty.

We work on projects in the United States and Internationally for people to dine, live, shop, vacation, work, exhibit, and create in. Our extensive experience and depth of knowledge allows us to provide comprehensive or separate architecture and interior design services on any scale of building from ground-up to renovations to interior buildouts. We have successfully worked for individuals, businesses, and non-profits to deliver creative solutions through a process that is guided by leadership, listening, innovation, and collaboration.

When we design residences, we understand them to be private, cherished homes that exhibit an artfulness uniquely tailored to an owner’s lifestyle, budget, and time in life. They are best when they have natural light, authentic materials, great views, and well-proportioned spaces. We see them as poetic places that are quiet and calm. When we design hospitality projects, we see them as ‘public’ where we strive to make each of them a unique experience tied to a specific place, a clients’ aspirations, and something new. We often aim to balance sensible luxury with utmost practicality. Our preference is to be the architects and the interior designers to best deliver the highest value during design and when a project is built.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Cass Calder Smith team.

As of right now, there are no open positions that we are trying to fill. However, we are always interested in talented designers and architects seeking to work in a dynamic creative environment.

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