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THE ARCHITECT

Award winning architect, Tom Ochsner, graduated from Cal Poly's School of Architecture, San Luis Obispo, California in 1987. Shortly thereafter, Tom assembled his own design firm with partner and classmate, Keith Nolan. Together they formed ON Design Architects which successfully grew to over 40 employees and three more partners.

After 16 years with the firm, Tom decided in 2003 to simplify his practice and become a sole proprietor. While maintaining his office in ON Design, he was able to establish a smaller, more hands-on practice allowing him a more personal relationship with his clients and every aspect of his projects.

In the years since, he has become one of Santa Barbara's finest architects, designing dream homes for the most discerning clientele. In 2009, Tom was awarded the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Outstanding Renovated or Restored Single House or Project.

THE PRACTICE

Tom takes a renaissance approach to his practice. From the design, to the planning and permitting, to the construction, he and his team of draftsmen and engineers maintain direct control. Tom takes pride in his ability to understand his clients' dreams. "I like to establish an immediate confidence early on in the relationship by demonstrating that their objectives are my objectives."

Tom puts an emphasis on understanding the relationship between Architectural Design, Structural Engineering, and Land-Use issues. "A successful project is measured from my ability to satisfy my clients dreams first."

 

 

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