Stacy Eisenmann is the principal of Eisenmann Architecture, an award-winning firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 23 years of experience she leads a team of seven in residential and light commercial projects. Her work is widely published in national magazines and books.
After completing her own award-winning home, Stacy launched Eisenmann Architecture with the commitment to help others successfully navigate the process of changing the way they live. Her practice includes a strong collaborative approach with clients that guides them through the decision making process as partners. Because of this the design language can vary significantly between projects. Each, however, carries the core of Eisenmann Architecture’s design sensibilities.
Regional Award Winner KDC 2010-12
About Stacy Eisenmann
Eisenmann Architecture is an award winning firm committed to creating exceptional architecture. The firm was founded in 2009 by Stacy Eisenmann drawing on her 15 years of experience in residential, interior, and commercial architecture. Stacy started the firm with an intimate open studio concept intended to engage clients in the making of architecture. This fosters a collaborative design process with clients exploring the functional and aesthetic potential of each space.
Eisenmann Architecture endeavors to contribute to the rich architectural fabric binding our community together by way of thoughtful design solutions. Using an explorative approach with clients, the team of designers strives to deliver solutions that ultimately increase the client’s quality of life through design. The firm's architectural solutions are sensitive to client's needs, program, budget, and environmental conditions.
Stacy Eisenmann, AIA, is the Directing Architect of Eisenmann Architecture. Her many years of work experience ranges from small residential remodels to large commercial structures. Stacy remains involved with every project from beginning to end. She serves her Albany CA community as Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission and is a member of the East Bay AIA. Stacy lives in Albany, CA with her husband, two daughters and Labrador Retriever. This is the fourth time Stacy has received the Sub-Zero Wolf Regional award.
Regional Award Winner
Stacy Eisenmann Q & A
Where do you find design inspiration?
From listening to my clients. I love clean, simple, organized spaces and try and simplify design concepts down to their purest form.
How do you approach the design process?
I start with space plan options to see what realistically fits into the space while maintaining good circulation. Once a layout has been established I develop a design language, typically taking clues from the vernacular architecture. This process lends itself to designing integrated spaces that join old and new, a design problem that is consistently a challenge.
What makes your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers?
Most of my projects are remodeling existing structures, so there is already a design language in place. I embrace this language and use it to inform my design decisions. So, I have the pleasure of working in varied design languages and no two look the same.
What is the greatest value you provide to your clients?
My work improves the quality of living for my clients. In addition, I sit on the planning and zoning commission in Albany, a position I currently chair. This insight into the integration of a project into the city’s fabric has informed many of my project’s directions.