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ChrDAUER Architects

ChrDAUER Architects

USGBC member

1 Arkansas Street D2
San Francisco, CA 94107


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: San Francisco Bay Area Truckee, CA Old Saybrook, CT Plainfield, MA Bethesda, MD Bozeman, MT


Christian Dauer, AIA, NCARB, LEEDap Principal
M. Arch., University of Texas at Austin
Registered Architect, California

Lauren Zeller, LEEDap Project Manager/Designer
B.S. Arch., University of Virginia

Kristin Mjolsnes, NCARB, LEEDap, Intermediate Architect
B.A. Macalester College
M. Arch., University of Oregon
Registered Architect, Washington, DC

ChrDAUER Architects serves clients who seek finely detailed, environmentally responsive and responsible buildings.

Our office has lead five green/sustainably-designed and resourced projects as of the summer of 2014.

Atherton, CA completed 11/2007
1950’s home remodel and addition.
Rather than razing their existing home on a large suburban lot, our clients decided to remodel and strategically expand. Utilizing sustainably resourced materials and methods throughout, the house is thoroughly reconfigured and modernized for a family of four. From active and passive hvac systems to reclaimed wood ceilings, this project is responsibly comfortable.

San Francisco, CA, completed 3/2009
Post 1906 earthquake historic home comprehensive remodel.
Along one of the Mission District’s busiest sidewalks, an Edwardian townhouse is restored and expanded with 2 substantial yet stealthy additions. Peeking out above the restored front façade, a modern 3rd story bedroom level hints at the redesigned rear living spaces within. New meets old via integrated natural lighting, efficient technologies, restored and repurposed material strategies “wasting and wanting for not”.

Third: San Mateo, CA completed 1/2011
Craftsman historic home renovation, remodel, "house within a house". Project was 21st home in the US to satisfy the requirements of the 1000 Home Challenge, "reduce total annual site energy consumption of existing North American homes by 70% or more." Ours came in @ an 85% (relative to historic high).

Fourth: San Francisco, CA completed 5/2012
Italianate Victorian home comprehensive remodel.
The original 1,000 sq ft home is transformed and doubled in area, WITHIN its original footprint. A complete re-engineering of the 1st story (allowing 3 new bedrooms and a bath), the connection of 2nd floor public spaces, and the introduction of a new internal stair, maximize the potential of this otherwise modest house.

Fifth: San Francisco, CA completed 2/2014
30,000 sqft. commercial tenant improvement:
A three story reinforced concrete building, was converted into office, prototype laboratory, and presentation/meeting space for an international consumer products design-development company. Portions of the base building were re-designed, and re-engineered, to maximize employee comfort and safety, accommodate large scale prototyping equipment, and to establish a state-of-the-art research, presentation, and training workspace.

As the design principal and primary client contact, Christian Dauer AIA, NCARB, LEEDap (New Construction), is committed to and experienced in integrating sustainable design ideas and technologies into every project.

U.S. Green Building Council Member
U.S. Green Building Council Member

The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. More...