Welcome to Swatt | Miers Architects

We are excited to share with you some of our recent accomplishments, including numerous award-winning projects throughout the West Coast and Canada.


Featured Projects

Vidalakis Residence

This distinctive home on a semi-rural parcel in Portola Valley was designed as a piece of habitable art for its owner. >>

Retrospect Vineyards Residence

Seated atop 20 acres of pinot noir grapes, this new family home doubles as a working vineyard >>


May 2017
The Cheng-Reinagnum House and Oak Knoll House have received 2017 Gold Nugget Award of Merits in their respective categories and are in the running for Grand Awards to be announced a the end of June. 

April 2017
We're very excited to announce that our newest book highlighting 30 of our recent projects is out! See a preview and buy yours today. Swatt | Miers: 30 Projects

July 2016
The Retrospect Vineyards Residence has received a Grand Award from 2016 Builder's Choice Custom Home!

May 2016
Swatt | Miers Architects proudly announces the addition of new principals to the firm. Joining partners George Miers, AIA, and Robert Swatt, FAIA, the new principals are Michael Gale, AIA; Julie Liberman, AIA; Miya Muraki, AIA; Ivan Olds; and Phoebe Wong-Oliveros, AIA. Congratulations to our talented, indispensable leaders. 

October 2015 
We're proud to announce that our Retrospect Vineyards Residence and Vidalakis Residence have been honored the prestigious 2015 American Architecture Awards!

June 2015
The Vidalakis Residence has received a 2015 Gold Nugget merit award!

June 2014 
The ARA house has been awarded a Gold Nugget Grand Award for 2014! In addition, the Sinbad Creek House received a Merit award.

March 2014
Trends Magazine has named the OZ Residence one of its Top 50 American Homes!

February 2014
The Tea Houses have been featured in a beautiful video by Kirsten Dirksen at Fair Companies. If you’ve ever wanted to see them in action, check out Fair Companies and search for “Backyard teahouses”

January 2014
Swatt | Miers has been named among the Best of Houzz in both design and service for 2014! Check out our houzz profile at www.houzz.com/pro/swattmiers 

September 2013
The Stein House has been featured in Russell Abraham’s new book Rural Modern, published by Images Publishing

September 2013
Russell Abraham’s new updated edition of California Cool features a spotlight on the ARA House and the Garay House on the cover!

August 2013
The Tea Houses have been published in a beautiful new book by Braun Publishing called Bungalow Architecture + Design

July 2013
The Tea Houses have been featured in Coast Modern, a new documentary that explores the legacy of West Coast Modernist Architecture. Learn more at coastmodernfilm.com!

June 2013
We're happy to announce that the OZ House won the Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Custom Home in the 8,001 SF to 12,000 SF category!     

May 2013
If you live in the Bay Area, keep an eye out for the Stein House featured in the May/June issue of Gentry HOME Magazine!

March 2013
The Hudson-Panos Residence has been named as one of Trends' Top 50 American Homes!

January 2013
The Stein Residence in Orinda, CA, has received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture.

January 2013
Groundbreaking has occurred on the East Bay SPCA’s Oakland Campus Plan Expansion, set to open in 2014.

November 2012
The Krubiner Residence is featured in the December/January issue of Dwell magazine.

October 2012
The Vidalakis Residence is spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal article “Silicon Valley Reboots.”

October 2012
New book publications- Pure Luxury World’s Best Houses features the Kapoor and Methven Residences, and Masterpieces: Iconic Houses features the OZ Residence.

August 2012
Humane Society of Silicon Valley is awarded with the 2010 SCVURPPP Site Design for Improving Water Quality Award.

August 2012
The Krubiner Residence is one of seven homes featured for the AIA East Bay Home Tours on Saturday August 11th.

July 2012
Green Building & Design magazine features an interview with George Miers, AIA, about his expertise in Animal Care and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley.

July 2012 
The Chicago Athenaeum selected the OZ House for an International Architecture Award for 2012.  The International Architectural Awards are the highest and most distinguished building awards program.

February 2012
Desert Magazine named Palm Springs Animal Shelter one of 12 Crown Jewels of Desert Modern, alongside modern works by Richard Nuetra and Donald Wexler.

December 2011
The Tea Houses received a Merit Award in the annual AIA East Bay Design Awards.

November 2011
Robert Swatt will be presenting at Design Within Reach at 1770 Fourth St. in Berkeley on the 17th at 6:30 pm.

October 2011
Steven Stept, AIA, received a Presidential Citation from the AIA East Bay Chapter for his service to the Chapter and the Community At-Large at the Annual Membership Appreciation Party.

November 2011
The firm is proud to announce the promotion of Connie Curtis, AIA; Michael Lehmberg, AIA; and Jeff Wheeler, Architect, to Senior Associates, and Julie Liberman and Ivan Olds to Associates.

November 2011
Robert Swatt will be presenting at DWR in Berkeley on the 17th at 6:30. The evening includes architectural models and trailer of new film Coast Modern.

September 2011
Peninsula Humane Society's Center of Compassion in Burlingame celebrated its grand opening on September 8th.

October 2011
The OZ House, Silicon Valley, is featured as 'House of the Issue' in The Architect's Newspaper.

October 2011
The grand opening for the Palm Springs Animal Care Facility is scheduled for October 22nd. 

January 2011
Robert Swatt, FAIA, will present work from new book, Inside Out: New Modern West Coast Architecture, at Builders Booksource on Thursday, the 27th at 7 pm.

January 2011
The recently completed Oz House will be featured in the Friday edition of the Wall Street Journal on January 21st.

October 2010
The Tea Houses received an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

October 2010
The Hudson/Panos Residence, Healdsburg, a family retreat surrounded by Sonoma County's rural wine country, is featured in the current USA edition of TRENDS magazine.

October 2010
Tea Houses, Silicon Valley, and the Garay House, Tiburon, received Builder Magazine "Builder's Choice Awards."

October 2010
An exhibition of our work is on display with other invited North American architects at the Russian national architecture fair "Zodchestvo 2010."