My Approach


My goal is to produce designs custom tailored to the client’s lifestyle.  I design new home projects large and small, simple to elaborate, traditional or contemporary in style.  I take pride in producing additions that integrate seamlessly with a historic structure or giving a fresh new look to an outdated home. 

Each project comes with unique circumstances that often require inventive solutions. Such challenges are welcomed as opportunities for inspiration.  The physical attributes of the site, access to natural light, views or privacy will all be considered and optimized for maximum benefit.

I started my Santa Cruz based business in 1976 designing and building homes for resale and custom residences for clients.  Over 3-1/2 decades of experience in all aspects of residential development from site selection to project completion has translated into beautiful, inventive, cost effective designs for my clientele.  My experience is of particular benefit in sucessfully navigating the coastal and local planning permit process.

I belong to the American Institute of Building Design as a professional building designer.

How may I assist you?

Doug Silveira, Owner