We are a woman-owned, full service architecture firm based in Sacramento, California. Our process is artful, collaborative, and forward-thinking.
We believe that architecture is the framework for stories of the everyday. Architecture should enhance our experience through design that is mindful of context, environment, and community.
A story behind the name
Studio Oxeye embodies a simultaneous love of history and contemporary, encouraging an open-minded and thoughtful outlook on the world.
The term ox-eye defines a small circular or oval window that is a feature of Neoclassical architecture. An ox-eye is a window offering a somewhat whimsical perspective on the outside world. This type of window makes a powerful architectural statement in a relatively small space and has the power to enrich even the most utilitarian area.
Furthermore, the ox itself is a symbol of abundance and manifesting goals.
We are motivated to lead the industry in creating thoughtful, timeless, and distinct architecture that exemplifies environmentally conscious materials, energy-efficient building strategies, and site-specific designs.
Who we are
We are design professionals with a hands-on approach through drawing, model making, and technical presentation tools. We are approachable, responsive, and collaborative. We are creatives who trust the design process and optimists towards the power of really good buildings.
Licensed architects in California and Hawaii.
Our process values the role of the hand in creative design and architecture. From the initial stages of the project, concept and design, to the end result, our process is thoughtful, holistic, and doesn’t cut corners.
We are a full-service architecture studio that specializes in both the design (creative) and technical (coordination + construction) stages of a project.
How we work
Our experience ranges in scale and includes small fabrication projects, contemporary custom homes, mixed use apartment buildings, K-12 school projects, and large-scale developer-driven master plans. We prefer to work on projects that allow us to be hands-on, to collaborate with builders and others in the industry, and to work one on one with a client.
Every project has a personality of its own. A specific site, unique challenges and characters involved come together to write a story and to form lasting relationships… which is exactly why we love our jobs!
Great design is a team effort from beginning to end: the process starts with understanding our clients goals and desires, and through collaboration we create well thought-out and authentic ideas that are beautiful and functional.
WORK WITH US
If you’re interested in working with us, please fill out the contact form to get started. We’ll set up a quick call to discuss the project, explain our process, and go from there!