ZŌN Architects, Inc.

ZŌN Architects, Inc. is a full-service architectural firm founded in 1997 and incorporated in 2004 by Gerald Wilhelm, David Elias & Gregory Brader. With locations in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, ZŌN Architects is a California Corporation providing world class design services, from conception through completion, including permit processing, development assistance & construction management.

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Design Services

Innovative, exciting and responsive design services are the hallmarks of ZŌN Architects, Inc. including:

Residential: ZŌN’s portfolio includes custom new homes, multi-family projects and residential remodels.

Commercial and Municipal: We also have extensive experience with public use, governmental and commercial projects.

ZŌN Architects, Inc. was founded on teamwork . We structure our firm in project teams as a method of providing open and ongoing communication between architects, clients and consultants. We believe that the team-oriented approach assures client involvement and feedback throughout the design and development process by drawing upon the experience and talent of our staff and team members.

Innovative New Home Design


ZŌN also specializes in providing A&E services to the wireless (cellular) telecom industry. For over a quarter of a century, ZŌN has excelled in providing architectural services in the area of Telecom development, from site acquisition, zoning and construction drawings, planning, and permit processing to construction management and site closeout. Our client list includes every major U.S. cellular carrier. ZŌN is constantly evolving to anticipate and respond to changing needs with innovative design concepts.

EV Charging Stations

ZŌN is expanding into E- Mobility.  We are excited to take our  extensive experience in California and apply it to the rapidly emerging field  of Electric Mobility (or  E-Mobility).   With over 25 years of expertise with California jurisdictions in the areas of Telecom Design, Permitting, Site Acquisition and Construction Management, we offer a  unique skill set and significant strategic advantages to companies  deploying EV Charging Stations and their infrastructure. If your firm is looking to partner with a  licensed A&E firm that understands the unique challenges facing EV Charging deployment at the local level, please reach out to us today.     Please contact our ZŌN E-Mobility group at  EV-charging@zonarchitects.com for more information.


ZŌN utilizes AutoDesk's AutoCad & Revit software for every phase of our projects including 2D & 3D modeling and plan production. ZŌN is certified by AVETTA, utilizes ASANA for expert project management, SLACK for internal team communication and is part of the SAP ARIBA Network. ZŌN was pleased to be recognized by BOX as an early adopter of shared file technology in the Architectural field. Check out BOX's Case Study about us. We strive to adopt the best in technology solutions to continually improve our project delivery and ensure that each project's evolution most effectively meets our client's needs. With on demand client reporting and complete project access, ZŌN's efficient and dynamic communication sets us apart.