Antje Paiz, principal architect

Antje was born in Germany and sept her childhood in France near the Swiss border. She discovered her passion for architecture early on in life, drawing floor plans and endlessly re-arranging furniture. After highschool  she didn't initially follow her dreams, but rather enrolled at the University of Konstanz in Germany to study Economics.  It wasn't until several years later, having studied in Konstanz, Heidelberg and Florence, and having completed a Master in Economics, that she finally came to her senses and started studying architecture at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Upon graduating with a Master in Architecture degree in 2000, Antje moved to the Bay Area where she has lived ever since.  She spent a decade working for boutique  design firms, honing her skills as an architect and learning  about every aspect of the profession. In 2013 she briefly taught a class on "Color, Perception and Space" at Academy of Art University. 

Having lived and studied in several countries Antje brings to the table a genuine interest in and ability to connect with people from all over the world.  In 2013 she founded Raumfabrik architecture + interiors with goal of combing excellence in design with excellence in service to create structures of enduring beauty.

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 prefab to custom, straw bale to Classic Victorian. He approaches every project with a passionate drive for efficiency, sustainability, and comfort. He sees Architects as front line workers in the fight against a change climate, and encourages all clients to decarbonize their homes to reduce their carbon footprint. Whether choosing appliances, equipment, furniture, or finishes, he works closely with clients to ensure these decisions meet both budget and climate goals. A passionate gym rat, photographer, and urban tree planter, he is currently pursuing his Passive House certification and 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.