Tamley Architectural Design Client Reviews

At Tamley Architectural Design we take pride in our work, and aim to not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations with our architectural design services. For over 15 years we have proudly served Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Mill Valley, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Kentfield, Novato and surrounding areas of Northern California, creating lasting relationships with our clients. We encourage you to take a moment to view our references below and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or to schedule a consultation.

“You made me love my house like I never thought I could!”

AndrewOakland Hills

“We have lived in the same house for 16+ years, but only fell in love with it a few months ago with the help of Theresa Tamley and Tamley Architectural Design!”

DebraWest Marin

“Theresa was wonderful to work with and we highly recommend her. She had wonderful ideas and also listened to our ideas to come up with her proposed drawings. She was always there throughout the project and worked with contractors until the project was finished. She took pride in her work and made sure that additions tied into the existing structure and fit with the feel of the house and neighborhood. Thanks to Theresa our home exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her as your architect!”

Adam & KristySan Rafael

“Theresa came to our project, hoping to save us from what had turned into a personal and professional disaster (another architect). My contractor brought her in and we never looked back! She managed to flip the entire thing around with truly creative space planning and good rapport with the builders, not to mention her impressive technical expertise, which saved us a bunch of money! The end result is that we have an incredible charming house that now looks and feels at least 2X as big as it did, while only adding 65 square feet—all thanks to Theresa Tamley! I recommend her to everyone I know- and her warm availability and access throughout the project was tremendous! The Best!”

JanSan Anselmo

“We hired Theresa Tamley to assist us with a substantial remodel of the main floor of our house in Mill Valley- living room, dining room, kitchen and two full baths. We selected her because we liked the three layout options she presented to us better that those of another architect we interviewed up front, and because she based her fee on her time rather than a percentage of construction cost.

One of the best things about working with her was that she understood our desire “to have our fingers in the paint”- that is, we wanted to be very much involved in the design ourselves, probably more than most clients. She was the perfect professional for this, pointing out when we had a bad idea, why it wouldn’t work and why, and making alternative suggestions, while recognizing a good idea when we had one even if it wasn’t her won. This quality can be critical in hiring any professional, and it can be hard to find in a very good one. But we found it in Theresa, as we highly recommend her.”

MattMill Valley

From a Contractor:

“Tamley Architectural Design is at the very top of our short list of referrals for design professionals. When we think of an ideal project, going smoothly from start to finish, we think of Theresa Tamley and her calm nature, her inspired designs, her vast knowledge of construction and the ease of getting projects done with her.

It is imperative to find the right team for a construction project and when we know Theresa Tamley is on board, we know it’s going to be good. We’ve seen Theresa present successful designs that are not only incredibly conscious of budget and get through planning easily, but range from Spanish-style, to modern to traditional and everything in between – and it’s done well, with taste.

We couldn’t recommend Tamley Architectural Design more – we look forward to all her projects with verve and vigor!”

KevinSan Rafael