A couple of artists left the suburbs in order to create a countryside oasis.

Selected Projects

  • Red Hill Studio

  • A couple of artists left the suburbs to live and learn about seasonal shifts and natural processes on their new property by planting an orchard, running sheep and building a one room house that flexes with the needs of the day. On the site of a demolished farm-worker house, Red Hill Studio was posi[...]
  • Keller Court Commons

  • Petaluma, Ca. An award-winning residential planning concept, a Courtyard Project, has come to fruition in Petaluma. Courtyard Projects cluster small houses as an enclave around a shared community green space.  The courtyard is devoid of vehicles and fosters a friendly, quiet, pedestrian enviro[...]
  • MiJi House

  • 2016 Design Award AIA Redwood EmpirePeople's Choice Award Petaluma, CA MiJi HOUSE - A new custom home nestled amongst Mature Oaks and a farmhouse on an urban infill site blocks from Historic downtown.  The task was to design an agrarian inspired homestead using the honest materials both inside an[...]
  • Sonoma Mountain Village Office

  • 18,000 SF  |  Rohnert Park, CA [ On The Boards ] SOMO Living at Sonoma Mountain Village engaged MAD to design their headquarters on the second floor of the old Hewlett Packard building. This is part of a repurposing of the large research and development and assembly campus to a lively business[...]
  • Traditional Medicinals Office

  • 22,000 SF  |  Rohnert Park, CA Nearing Completion Traditional Medicinals, a plant based medicinal tea company, had expanded to the point that their their production facility in Sebastopol was no longer big enough to house both production and office space. MAD assisted with the feasibility of f[...]
  • Kenwood Vineyards Tasting Room

  • Kenwood, CA [ On The Boards ] Kenwood Vineyards is in design development for a new tasting room with a site-specific approach from MAD, starting construction in 2017. When siting a building on a hillside in the middle of a vineyard, one must think carefully about design on a number of level[...]
  • Brewsters Beer Garden

  • Petaluma, CA Brewsters Beer Garden transformed a sketchy parking lot into an attraction – a dining garden for people of all ages. By re-interpreting the meaning of Main Street, building small, and creating usable open space, Brewsters brings life to this neglected but magical river and industrial a[...]
  • Kenwood Vineyards Ferm8 Building

  • Kenwood, CA A large fermentation building of 7532 sf was completed July of 2016. The space was designed for storing large wine tanks in various heights & size to support the winery's needs year round. The new metal framed structure sits between two existing buildings on the sloping site, whil[...]
  • Pernod Ricard Marketing Offices

  • Santa Rosa, CA (Completed August 2015) For a winemaker's office remodel, we used plenty of natural materials to provide warmth and character to a somewhat sterile existing space. Taken from a discarded deck built in the 70s, these beautiful reclaimed wood planks were used as feature walls at t[...]
  • Rodney Strong Tasting Terrace

  • 2014 Design Award AIA Redwood EmpirePeople's Choice Award - Elemental Enclosure Healdsburg, California Rodney Strong Vineyard Winery is building a place to taste outside under the shade of Pistache trees and close to the vineyard with views beyond.  Earth, fire and water are all in company with b[...]
  • D Street Residence

  • Heritage Homes of Petaluma2015 Preservation Award Mission Eclectic Renovation,  Petaluma, CA The 3800 square foot home was completely remodeled from inside to out. The interior layout was reconfigured for a good flow and better light and space. The final floor plan includes 3 plus bedrooms, 3.5 bat[...]
  • Petaluma Pool House

  • The entire backyard was remodeled to create bocce courts, lounge and hot tub spaces and outdoor dining. The Pool House opens up to the pool with two sliding walls. It houses the steam room, dressing rooms, and an outdoor bar and entertainment area.
  • Valley of the Moon Winery

  • Glen Ellen, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 1999 Honor Award Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, 1998 Award of Merit Sonoma County Historical Society, 1998 Award A master plan was prepared for the entire complex. The first phase of design and construction was the Crush[...]
  • Whitehall Lane Winery

  • St. Helena, California "I no longer want to be the owner of the ugliest winery in Napa Valley," stated Thomas Leonardini. This was the refrain echoing in our heads as we set out to transform the 1970's structure. The project included the remodeling of a Tasting Room, Sales Room and Laboratory.[...]
  • Clos Du Bois Winery

  • Geyserville, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2002 Merit Award Studies for this winery began in 1989. The first phase was a large Barrel Cellar addition, featuring insulated tilt-up concrete panels for the exterior walls and long-span steel "bents" for the roof structure. The T[...]
  • Molofsky Builders Office Building

  • Glen Ellen, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2006 Citation The palette for this project was chosen based on materials and colors commonly found on old barns around Glen Ellen: corrugated steel, wood slats and board and batten. Turning the corners with the metal or the slats conveyed [...]
  • Design Studios and Offices

  • Petaluma, California This 3,000 square foot 1906 brick commercial building is a successful adaptive-reuse project. Originally an auto dealership, ZAC Landscape Architecture leased the building in 1990 and hired Mary Dooley to help transform the building into offices for their Landscape Architectu[...]
  • Petaluma Regional Library Addition

  • Petaluma, California The expansion to the existing square roofed form of the Petaluma Library posed a challenge: how does the new box fit in and add vibrancy? The design solution was to break out of the old box plane, create interest at the corners, quiet the wall fields and cut in light slices u[...]
  • Water St. River Promenade

  • Petaluma, California AIARE Architectural Design Awards, 2006 Citation The goal of this riverfront plan was to build on the strengths, heritage, and existing elements of the original working docks - to create a visually rich environment that blends and recedes into the fabric of the historic si[...]
  • Petaluma Arts Center

  • The Petaluma Arts Center opened to the public in August 2008. The location, at a historic train depot, brings new life to a building that has been vacant for decades. The facilities include two galleries, classrooms, and a resource center for all arts in the area. The public reception area is formed[...]
  • Sebastiani Vineyard

  • Sonoma, California Our scope of work included the renovation and redesign of this historic winery. The process was started by a mandate from the City of Sonoma for a seismic upgrade for the original masonry building and came to encompass a redesign of the existing buildings and addition of new st[...]