Studio VARA is a San Francisco-based design practice driven by a deep commitment to architecture as a material craft and a discipline grounded in ideas. With the city as reference point and inspiration for our work, we create holistic, well-considered design solutions and human-centered experiences at many scales.
We have developed a process-oriented approach that allows design solutions to arise organically from the unique ecology of each project. Clients are engaged throughout the design and construction process in a working environment attuned to their aspirations and infused with ease and clarity. Together, we work side-by-side with our contractors and consultants to foster a truly team-oriented process.
Studio VARA offers comprehensive architectural and design services from schematic conceptual design through construction administration. for single family residential
I worked with Verdon Architects on a project to take an underutilized dark back yard and a dangerous deteriorating external staircase and see it reborn as a beautiful amenity for all the families living in a 3-unit San Francisco victorian building.
Jack was our guiding light through the murky processes of city approvals, contractor selection and management, and value engineering to realize not only a functional new space and stylish staircase but also a beautiful roof deck that is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. Throughout the process, Verdon Architects patiently helped us turn the lemons thrown at us by city regulations and the review process into lemonade while keeping the budget manageable.
I would recommend Jack Verdon to anyone looking for a firm with a creative eye and flexible approach. More...
Caleb, thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you through the city's process to create an urban garden oasis and a view in the sky.
Working with Jack from Verdon Archetects was a pleasure. Jack was creative, calm and organized. He managed a big project, took an empty space and turned it into a 2 level hair salon. We even won a national award in an industry magazine! I would highly recommend Jack as an architect and designer. A real pleasure to work with. More...
Thank you, Diana. Very kind word. It was fun work together. Best, Jack
Park L. Hsieh, O.D.
Jack Verdon's professionalism, architectural design acumen, and acute attention to detail made him the perfect project manager throughout the process, which he made sure was done on time. He was always prepared, knowledgeable, and dependable; moreover, he made sure that everything stayed on budget whenever possible. Based on my positive working experience with him, I recommend him to anyone who desires a beautiful architectural result. More...
Thank you Park ! Great clients make great architecture. Best, Jack
I am still pinching myself -- the space is absolutely exquisite -- and I LOVE IT. Collaborating with you has been a genuinely elegant and graceful process. The relative calm, serenity and open-mindedness -- the CLARITY -- truly, a stellar experience. More...
Thank you Rachael ! I really working with you to realize your project. Best, Jack
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