Raumfabrik Architecture + Interiors is a Berkeley based architecture and interior design firm. Founded in 2013 by German born architect Antje Paiz, the company's primary focus is on high-end residential projects in the greater Bay Area. Completed works include ground up constructions of custom homes, residential remodels and additions, as well as several small scale commercial projects.
Our approach is both client focused and collaborative, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and location. We believe that successful designs are born from a balance of form, function and light, rather than strict adherence to any particular style. This thinking translates into uncompromisingly logical floor plans, clean compositions and careful modulation of texture and light. Our goal is to enhance our clients' spatial experience and create buildings that are more than four walls and a roof - houses one calls home.
Raumfabrik Architecture + Interiors offers a comprehensive palette of services including pre-purchase consulting, master planning, construction administration and interior design. We typically stay involved throughout the construction process and have enduring relationships with many skilled and trusted Bay Area contractors and manufacturers.
Antje Paiz, principal architect - AIA
Antje is a licensed architect with a master degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and a master degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg.
Having lived and studied in several countries Antje brings to her job a genuine interest in and ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
Before starting her own company Antje honed her skills working for Bay Area boutique design firms and teaching a class on "Color, Perception and Space" at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Chris Fano, architect - AIA, LEED AP
Chris is an over ten year resident of the Bay Area, in which time he has explored residential design solutions ranging from straw bale to classic Victorian. With a background in modular construction, he approaches every project as an opportunity to learn more about the depth and complexity of "home". A passionate gym rat, photographer and advocate for resource conservation, he resides in Oakland with his husband.
Danielle LaRue, operations manager
Danielle graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, with a Master’s in Business Administration. Danielle started her career working in the corporate fashion industry. Her role at Raumfabrik is to take care of all administrative needs, provide hands on project support and manage the company's digital customer interface.