Redwood City is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and the third largest city in San Mateo County. For the past decade, it has seen tremendous economic growth and residential and commercial developments are happening all around the city. Such developments have furthered the town’s desirability among residents and businesses alike. Thanks to a vibrant downtown and a pleasant climate throughout the year, the city has established itself as an entertainment hotspot in the area, a significant benefit for those looking to start a business in the city. 

Creating a design for your business needs an architect that understands your brand, as well as the needs of your employees. Our editors found five of the best restaurant architects in Redwood City, California. Our editorial team chose these firms for their professionalism, work quality, and customer service. All of these firms are led by certified professionals—the kind of professionals who can provide clients with knowledge and expertise for any project, regardless of size or complexity.

Quezada Architecture

639 Front Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Quezada Architecture has been providing San Francisco with excellent designs and customer service since 1994. Its great reputation is the result of its approach, which emphasizes relationship-building and collaboration with clients. Thanks to a talented team of architects and designers, it designs spaces that are customized for each client. Doing so ensures that each space reflects the passion and culture of the clients. The firm’s work has been featured in publications such as Architect Magazine, San Francisco Business Times, and The New York Times

The company is a certified woman business enterprise (WBE), with Cecilia Quezada taking over for founder Alfred Quezada, Jr., who is now semi-retired. The firm benefits from Cecilia’s 20 years of industry experience in a spectrum of sectors and scales.  She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

The Kastrop Group

160 Birch Street, Suite B, Redwood City, CA 94062

The Kastrop Group was founded by D. Michael Kastrop, AIA, and Lorianna Kastrop in 1994. Their respective architecture and financial experience provided the firm with expertise that has led to successful projects and an extensive portfolio. For over 28 years, the firm has worked on various projects, which include residential properties, restaurants, shopping centers, schools, and more. Its design approach includes a combination of functionality and form, ensuring that the space is responsive to the client’s goals and objectives in the long run. 

Fostering a collaborative environment, the firm works closely with clients, contractors, engineers, and the result is flawless project execution. The firm is one of the first six companies in San Mateo County to receive a Bay Area Green Business Certification. It was also recently recognized as the 2022 Best Architecture Firm by the Best of Redwood City Awards.

CJW Architecture

130 Portola Road, Suite A, Portola Valley, CA 94028

At CJW Architecture, each project is approached holistically  to produce high-quality designs that fit the needs of the clients. These goals are accomplished through a detailed understanding of the client and the elements that comprise the brand, from its foundation to the community it will serve. Leading the firm to success is Principal Carter Warr, AIA, NCARB. He is affiliated with the Construction Specification Institute (CSI); he brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm. He founded his firm in 1988. Prior to that, he held many positions at different firms and completed projects in a number of different sectors. 

The firm is composed of professional architects who collectively share over 85 years of industry experience. Their expertise is evidenced by the firm’s outstanding portfolio that includes residential, commercial, and institutional projects found across the Greater Bay Area. The firm also offers programming, computer-aided design, planning, budgeting and cost estimating, modeling and rendering, and construction management services.

GKW Architects

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

GKW Architects is an award-winning firm that specializes in residential and commercial projects. It has been serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010. Its strong work ethic creates collaboration and coordination among its professional team. That work ethic has enabled the firm to leverage its strengths and create designs that have a positive impact on the firm’s clients and community. The firm has successfully implemented these practices through the use of innovative technology and sustainable methods. 

Leading the firm is CEO and principal Gordon Wong, AIA, NCARB. Gordon is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED GA) and a member of Build It Green. His extensive industry experience includes completed projects on a local and international scale. His firm’s work has been featured in Mercury News, Benicia Herald, East Bay Times, and The Sacramento Business Journal.

The Midglen Studio Associates

831 Midglen Way, Woodside, CA 94062

The Midglen Studio Associates, founded in 1978, is a construction firm that offers design-build services for residential and commercial projects. Its success has been built on the hard work and dedication of Tony Cappucilli, Bill Patrick, Sean O’hare, and Chet Wisniewski. The firm has expanded over the years, and Patrick’s sons, Akio and Stevan, now oversee it. Akio is a general contractor that has over 30 years of industry experience; Stevan is a licensed architect. The two continue to design properties with organic architecture concepts that are inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The firm offers a personal and direct service, allowing it to connect with clients and understand their objectives. That personal touch ensures that each project is completed with exceptional quality while staying on schedule and within budget. The firm has experience in new custom homes, residential remodeling, freestanding commercial buildings, and interior tenant improvements.