The Bay Architects was established in 1980 by James Novosel to serve residential, commercial and institutional clients in the East Bay.

As principal of the Bay Architects, James Novosel has extensive experience in planning, urban design, architectural design and environmental design research.

We have management experience on a wide range of design projects providing the expertise to coordinate and complete complex projects on schedule and within budget. Our projects include:

  • Design of new commercial buildings

  • Remodeling of existing commercial buildings

  • Multi-family residential planning & design

  • Restoration of historical buildings

  • Building evaluations

  • Urban design and planning

The Bay Architects offers a full range of planning and architectural design services representing the complete design cycle, including: programming, community outreach, architectural and urban design, planning, construction documents, construction administration, and facility analysis.

Our services range from regional and community planning through local level development planning and design, to the execution of building design. We coordinate medium to large scale projects in association with other professionals, including: structural, electrical, mechanical, landscape architects, energy engineers, environmental planners, contractors, and management specialists.


the bay architects | 1840b alcatraz ave. | berkeley, ca 94703 | 510.420.1484
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