Jochum Architects is a full service architectural firm established in 1988. The husband and wife principals each bring more than 35 years of experience to their clients, specializing in fine residential and select commercial projects of all sizes and budgets.
Dave graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 1981 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and began his career in San Francisco at the firm of HOK, then the largest architecture and engineering firm in the world. His first five years saw him working intimately with project designers on high rise office buildings, airports, convention centers, hotels, and town centers around the world before becoming a project designer himself for two more years. He then spent a year at MBT designing medical and industrial projects before venturing out on his own and into the world of single family residential architecture.
As his previous clients included Chevron Research and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he was lacking a base from which to launch a residential practice. His solution was to buy, renovate, and sell two Marin County houses. Wearing a tool belt, he met contractors, real estate agents, residential engineers, and learned the ropes of dealing with the Bay Area permitting processes.
His wife, Maureen, also an architect, joined him in 1989 to form Jochum Architects. Since then, they have designed more than 300 custom residential projects primarily in Marin County, but also through out the SF Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.
Dave has worked in BIM (Building Information Modeling) since 1990, the 3D computer based design and production platform. BIM is a very powerful tool for architectural design and visualization and is the future of the profession.
Maureen graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 1981 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and began her career in San Francisco at the firm of Pike/Gentry Assoc. Stints at BAR, RMW, and TWM gave her a wide breadth of experience ranging from commercial tenant development to single- and multi-family residential projects, live performance theater, health care facilities, and high-rise office buildings.
In 1989 she joined her husband, Dave, to form Jochum Architects. Since then, they have designed more than 300 custom residential projects primarily in Marin County, but also through out the SF Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.