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.  Please click here for our response to Covid 19.

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, including Telecommunications and Cannabis distribution.

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 ... photo credit: ZŌN Architects, Inc. 
photo credit: Jonas Stolle

Experts in Telecom (Wireless Networks)

ZŌN  specializes in providing extensive support including Architectural & Engineering (A&E), Site Acquisition  and Permitting & Entitlement Services  to the Wireless (cellular) Telecom industry.  For over  a quarter of a century,  ZŌN has excelled in providing extensive services in the areas  of Telecom (network) deployment, development & network maintenance.

Extensive Telecom Experience

Our current and past client list includes nearly every major U.S. cellular company.   With extenstive experience as an Authorized Vendor for many  carriers,  ZŌN is constantly evolving to anticipate and respond to changing needs with innovative design concepts and real world, cost effective  solutions.  

photo credit: Jonas Stolle
photo credit: Jonas Stolle

Put our Telecommunication Experience to work  for you...

ZŌN  Architects, Inc. is a licensed Architectural firm and licensed Real Estate brokerage with exceptional experience in the areas of wireless network deployment,  expansion &  maintenance.    

Our  expertise includes:

Site location 

RF candidate ranking

Site leasing

Permitting & Entitlements

A&E Design

Zoning & Construction Drawings

Structural engineering

Electrical engineering

Civil engineering

Construction Management / Oversight of General Contractors

Property Management Services

Site Completion

Site Closeout

Landlord Coordination

Complaint Resolution

In addition, we have extensive experience with  a variety of  wireless Project Types, including:  New Site Builds,  Site Modifications,  Special Events,  DAS & Venue installations, Utility & JPA sites, as well as numerous power & technology upgrade projects (including 5G).  

If you're  looking for a firm that can support your wireless network  from Site Acquisition through Construction close out, please reach out to us today at 415.287.0596 or support@zonarchitects.com to discuss how we may be of service to you.  


 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 Scopeworker and 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.