The firm of Arch Studio, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Robin McCarthy, Architect , and is a full-service design studio specializing in custom residential architecture in Central California. We specialize in residential project delivery creating custom designs that reflect our client's lifestyles, tastes and budget.

We can provide our design expertise for all phases of your home design project. Whether you want to build a brand new home or remodel your kitchen, we can assist you with the design, material selections, drawings and details that will translate your own personal style into thoughtful space planning and a beautiful home design.

Services Provided: Schematic Design, Strategic Planning, Design Development, Design Review, Permitting, Construction Documents, Bid Selection, Construction Observation, Lighting Design, Interior Design, Exterior Finish Selection, Interior Finish Selection, and Color Design.

C29767, California State Licensed Architect
CGBP, Build it Green Certified Green Building Professional

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
BArch 1993

Member of AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter

We are available by appointment and work to accommodate our client's schedules. If you are interested or would like more information, please call us at (408) 859-8723.

Arch Studio, Inc. Architects is a unique practice with a penchant for cutting-edge design. Typically a space we design - living or working - offers a sustainable balance of functionality and style. Please do see our online portfolio.


John Li
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2018

We hired Arch Studio on our recent house remodel. Robin was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She redesigned our house as a modern style craftsman style home and we loved how she was able... Read More
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2018

Robin and her assistant Heather were very helpful with my 900 sq/ft project. She had lots of ideas and feedback for my home addition. She was very professional and easy to communicate with. She also h... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2018

We have been working with Robin for almost a year now to design our new home. Robin has been great to work with. She is very professional, has great ideas and she is up to date with current trends. ... Read More

Brooke Shaw
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2018

Brooke Shaw Builder has worked with many architects and (Robin the owner) Arch Studio,Inc. has been a pleasure to work with. As a contractor Arch studios plans are very detailed to work with. Good pla... Read More

Mara Young Landscape Architect
Relationship: Colleague
Project Date: May 2017

I have worked with Robin on several projects to provide landscape plans for the new homes she designs. I have found her to be very creative and have enjoyed working with Robin and her staff. Read More

Louis Chen
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2016

We found Arch Studio on Houzz and we were very happy with their work. Robin provided three proposals for our addition and remodeling project, and was very responsive in providing revisions once we dec... Read More

Evelyn Wang
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2016

Robin is the BEST architect anyone can hire! She did a phenomenal job on our house remodel - we've been happy and enjoying our remodeled new house every single day since its completion. We found R... Read More

Mark Bruening
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2015

Robin, did a fantastic job, she had great ideas and was a pleasure to work with.... We added square footage and did a complete remodel. The new square footage was incorporated into the existing struct... Read More

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