Beausoleil is French for ‘beautiful sun’, the ultimate source of energy that sustains life on our planet.
We partner with our clients to create unique spaces that are beautiful, healthy, energy efficient and sustainable; spaces that function very well from the onset, but with flexibility to consider potential future needs. We listen to our clients and strive to meet their goals, including their budgets.
Who we are . . .
Beausoleil Architects was founded in 1992 by our two principals, Robert and Christine Boles, a husband and wife team. Bob began his professional career working on the first all solar heated subdivision in the United States, Village Homes, in Davis, California. This project remains inspirational as the design was not just about energy efficiency, but about building community and connections to nature, a real place to live lives and raise children. Our experience working on commercial projects has taught us that “God is in the details”, as stated by the preeminent modern architect Mies van der Rohe. Our drawings contain more details than most residential architects, and contractors as well as homeowners appreciate the added value in our work. Our residential experience informs our commercial and hotel projects, as we try to maintain focus on the humanity of the individual, and the innate desire for personal comfort and beauty.
We are a San Francisco Certified Green Business, Certified Green Building Professionals and Green Point Rater with Build it Green. We are currently working with Passive House Institute and California Net Zero Energy program to design some of the most sustainable homes in the Bay Area. We are also committed to education, and will be working with the Skyline College Center for Sustainable Construction to collectively share our learning with the next generation of builders, engineers and designers, and tradespeople.
Our Projects . . .
Our completed projects include new and remodeled homes, ranging from modest to palatial in scale, as well as hotels and restaurants, commercial, non-profit and retail projects. Most of our work is in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we also have completed projects in Lake Tahoe, Santa Barbara, China, Italy and Australia.