Mark Brand was born in Lodi, California. An Honors graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's architecture program, he began his professional career at Stone, Marraccini and Patterson in San Francisco, receiving his Architect's license in 1982. He was Project Architect for three years at Sady S. Hayashida Architect in Berkeley prior to opening his own firm in 1986.

Mark has served in leadership roles in the American Institute of Architects, the Golden Gate Business Association, 18th Street Services, New Leaf Services for Our Community and Realtor's Toastmasters. An accomplished public speaker, Mark is frequently quoted in local media and blog-sites. 

Mark's work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Realist Gallery and in the American Institute of Architects' "Small Firms, Great Projects" exhibit. He has been awarded multiple Citations from the American Institute of Architects and was the winner of Design/Wise, the 1997 Illinois Design Excellence Award for Interiors.

Mark has been published in the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gentry Home, Metropolitan Home, Home, Pink Magazine and the catalog of Small Firms, Great Projects. His “Japanese Inspired” project was featured in "Remodeling Not So Big" by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vasallo.

Jacob Moyer hails from the Hawkeye State. He graduated from Iowa State University and concurrently attended the University of Newcastle, Australia.

His career in architecture began at Gensler, the largest architecture firm in the world, instilling in him a broad perspective of good design. A Californian since 2005, Jacob has 15 years of experience designing homes of impeccable character. His work spans the Bay Area, including custom homes in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Tahoe, Woodside, Atherton, Marin, and more.

Jacob's work was featured in the Garden Conservancy's Open Days tour of fine homes in Northern California.