Fremont, California boasts one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse food scenes. Barbecue joints, private wine tasting rooms, upscale French restaurants, and even the city’s most environmentally friendly cafés are all scattered throughout the Bay Area. In addition to up-to-date menus and lifestyles, customers enjoy the unique ambiances of restaurants to enhance each dining experience.

We put together the best restaurant architects in Fremont, California, who specialize in restaurant design and have been recognized for their work in award-winning bars, clubs, and restaurants.

AD Architects

3738 Mt. Diablo Blvd. 3rd Floor, Lafayette, CA 94549

Cultivating a rich history of 43 years in the industry, AD Architects is an internationally recognized company that has accomplished projects in and out of the U.S. This LEED-certified company was co-founded by Newell Arnerich and Robert Diaz with work mostly focused on large scale mixed use commercial – residential projects in the western United States. The firm is also affiliated with the AIA and the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The firm has been nominated for Calibre Awards of the International Interior Design Association – California and has been featured in San Francisco Magazine and HOW.

One of the company’s most notable works is the architectural design for Calicraft Brewery’s first Tap Room located in the Shadelands area of Walnut Creek. The interiors fuse together wood and metal to create an industrial style space that gives way for both indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing, playing bocce ball, bear hole bean bag toss, hop gardens and of course, numerous unique beers to enjoy.

GKW Architects

710 E. McGlincy Lane Suite 109, Campbell, CA 95008

Established in 2010, GKW Architects is a full-service AIA architectural firm that has been featured in various publications such as Mercury News, Benicia Herald, and Sacramento Business Journal. The firm has a strong track record in collaborating with major brands and names in California like Best Western, Inn at Saratoga, and Elks Lodge among others. Company principal Gordon Wong works with the belief of honest business practices and solving problems with exceptional solutions.

GKW Architects portfolio shows the firm’s keen attention to detail and strong professional conduct. This new dining area with a beautiful view was created by GKW Architects in collaboration with Interior Designer Stina Finch- Atwater Inc Studio and RKG & Associates. The hotel is the Tapestry Collection by Hilton- Oceanic Capitol. It is one of the firm’s finest works in the restaurant category. The food service area has a straightforward approach to dining and bar, which translates well into the architectural design.

FCGA architecture

301 Hartz Avenue Suite #213, Danville, CA 94526

Under the direction of its principal, Cedric Craig, FCGA Architecture has been reimagining spaces and places, creating a legacy in the built environment through its commitment to innovation and sustainability since 1985. The firm has bagged multiple awards over the years such as Design/Beautification Award, Partners in Preservation Award – Oakland Heritage Alliance, and Energy Excellent in Commercial Construction Operations Award for StopWaste. FCGA Architecture are also builders of one of the largest LEED Certified outlet malls in the United States. 

Reminiscent of Italian-style architecture, this outlet mall Piazza Rubino is a 48,000-square-foot project by FCGA Architecture located in Livermore, California. This shopping center serves the neighborhood with retail, offices, and Campo di Bocce, a popular bocce-dining destination. The massing of two-story tower features, flat roof stone veneer elements, larger gable roofed structures, the distinct color, material, and lighting package all work together to contribute to the Old World Italian wine country design character.

Hereld & Ayres Architects

1039 Serpentine Lane Ste. D, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Hereld & Ayres Architects was established in 1986 under the direction of Kurt Hereld and David W. Ayres. Its diverse list of project types showcases its professionalism in listening and adapting to its clients’ needs and desires. With more than 30 years of experience, Hereld & Ayres Architects has utilized computer technology and CAD as standard practice for preparing design and construction documents.

Looking at the portfolio of Hereld & Ayres, its past work clearly shows how the principals complement each other well with its comprehensive experience in projects designed in steel, concrete tilt up, and wood frame construction. Such is its design for Lokanta restaurant. The ambiance is warmed by wooden beams, concrete floors, and a textured brick wall that gives off a rustic yet modern finishing.


  • Blaine Comeione

    Blaine has served as Editor at General Contractors for six years, drawing from over ten years of experience in construction and real estate. His comprehensive understanding spans commercial construction, architecture, and home builds, cultivated through diverse roles in the industry. With four years at BuildZoom and a background as a licensed real estate agent, Blaine possesses a unique perspective that enriches his editorial work. His dedication to delivering informative content is underscored by his extensive tenure in the field, ensuring that readers receive valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction and home design. Expertise: Architecture, Commercial Construction, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Over 6 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Editor at General Contractors, Previous experience at BuildZoom and Keller Williams Realty Education: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science - Minor in Business, 120+ Hours of New Jersey Real Estate Education, 120+ Hours of Arizona Real Estate Education