The success of Holder Design comes from our commitment to listening to our clients, helping them trust their own observations, and guiding the discovery of a design solution. We always maintain open communication, establish a clear process and keep focus on the intended result.
Our firm has been fortunate to take on a diverse range of projects in both residential and commercial projects and no matter the challenge, we are serious about the need to create architecture that is meaningful, durable and beautiful.
Kenneth graduated with honors in architecture and later received his Masters in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1997. After several years working for firms in San Francisco and Berkeley, he left to study ecological architectural principals for a year in Santa Fe. From this experience, he chose to relocate to Marin County to begin his firm to explore, through architecture, what makes the CA Bay Area and Napa Wine Region so special.
Chris graduated with an architecture degree from UC Berkeley in 1992. After 20+ years as the lead architect at wadesign.com, and having completed numerous solo projects - large and small, Chris and Kenneth have reunited from their days at Berkeley. His work focuses on the intersection of architecture, landscape, and sustainability.
Kate came to H|D from the highly renowned Backen Gillam and Kroeger Architects during a period when they were becoming known for their signature Napa vernacular style. From this influence, she chose to leave to pursue her own unique style. The integral collaboration between Kate and Kenneth, even from the earliest stages of design, is what yields a more harmonious and considered result.
Andrew graduated with an architectural degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2010. After practicing in the New Jersey shore for a few years he decided to move west to seek new design strategies in the Bay Area. He developed skills in modern design developing several projects in the city of San Francisco, he then joined the Holder Design team to learn and develop residential and hospitality design strategies that would complement the beautiful landscape of our region and the lifestyle that it entices.
Alice Hwang Sen
Alice received her Masters of Architecture degree from Tulane University and has a broad range of experience working on residential remodels and additions, themed retail projects, office tenant improvements, and historic adaptive re-use projects. Being a parent of two active children, she brings a pragmatic perspective to clients finding the balance between aesthetics and functionality.
Mackenzie acts as interior design associate, as well as provides project support for every project that comes through the office. She also communicates with all regulatory agencies, checking project feasibility.