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Alex Chiappetta has practiced in New York City (1986-88) and in the San Francisco Bay Area (since 1992). He has worked on many prominent local restaurant projects, including Restaurant LuLu and Rose Pistola.

Alex was born in Rome, Italy, raised in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the City College of New York. He currently lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.


We take pride in working with our clients to help them realize their goals. Our approach to design embraces collaboration and seeks inspiration in the priorities of our clients, rather than a contrived order.

We feel a modern architect must be focused on realizing beautiful, practical, timeless and evocative spaces. Architecture--as the functional art--is the pursuit of a sublime and lasting beauty articulated in the shapes and surfaces of the built environment.

The challenge to the modern architect is to find a mode of expression which is strong and substantial, yet plastic enough to last into the future without compromising its meaning.