Quintessa Winery Visitor Center along Silverado Trail in St. Helena, California Photo: Richard Barnes
Walker Warner Architects provides complete architectural services for residential and corporate clients. Since its establishment in 1989 by Brooks Walker and Greg Warner, the firm has completed over 200 projects in California, Hawaii, Idaho, and Montana. Our services are tailored to the uniqueness and diversity of each client and project, while maintaining a consistent focus on design excellence and thorough project management.
Our work is best characterized by the nature of our approach instead of a specific architectural style. We approach each commission with a thoughtful process of interaction with the client and an exploration of the possibilities offered by the site. Each design begins with a study of the existing conditions, specifically: the natural features of the site, the character of any existing structures, and the context created by the surroundings. This provides a rich source of ideas that inform the entire design process and help us to create a site-specific design solution.
Our exploration is guided by the client’s needs and preferences, which frame the entire project. The goal is not simply to render the client’s ideas, but to develop an original solution that expresses the client’s vision with architectural excellence.
Quintessa Estate: Quintessa Estate winery's crescent shaped production building nestled into the hillside with the visitors center above for wine tasting Photo: Matthew Reier
Quintessa Estate: Quintessa Estate visitor center with tasting room and caves Photo: Richard Barnes
Ehlers Estate: Ehlers Estate winery in St. Helena, CA Photo: Matthew Millman
Sonoma Ranch: Indoor/Outdoor courtyard formed by u-shaped plan Photo: Matthew Millman
Ehlers Estate: View from historic stone tasting room to new production facility Photo: Matthew Millman
Sonoma Ranch: Terrace with library/office tower Photo: Matthew Millman
WWA Studio: Historic E.M. O'Donnel Copper Works building, home to WWA Studio in the SOMA district of San Francisco Photo: Tom Scott
Mountain Wood: A contemporary interpretation to historic barn forms common in the region Photo: Matthew Millman
WWA Studio: Interior of renovated office space with main studio below and mezzanine above Photo: Bruce Damonte
Mountain Wood Photo: Matthew Millman
Mountain Wood: Courtyard view of barn with stone path leading to residence. Sculpture by Jun Kaneko. Photo: Matthew Millman
Pacific Heights: Renovation of mid-century home originally designed by William Wurster Photo: Matthew Millman
Pacific Heights: Courtyard entry Photo: Matthew Millman
Hale Ma'alahi: Upland ranch home sited between two microclimates on the Big Island of Hawaii Photo: Matthew Millman
Hale Ma'alahi: Lanai with Ohia posts provides outdoor living while being sheltered from tropical storms Photo: Matthew Millman
Wilderness Cabin: Off the grid cabin with reflecting pond and alpine views Photo: Cesar Rubio
Wilderness Cabin: Standing seam roof mimics the granite mountain peaks surrounding the cabin Photo: Cesar Rubio
Big Wood River: Agrarian inspired buildings clustered among the high desert landscape Photo: Cesar Rubio
Big Wood River: Expansive sliding doors enhance indoor/outdoor living Photo: Cesar Rubio