OpenBay Design is committed to working closely with building owners, users/community, planning/building officials, contractors, and consultants with knowledge in engineering, landscaping, sustainability, accessibility, code, materials, innovation. The design-to-construction process is a journey with an engaged team pressing toward a shared goal. It is key to finish each project well and equally important for each member to share in a creative, fulfilling, and fruitful experience.


OpenBay Design consists of a principal architect and a team of collaborating designers and architects. Principal Architect Esther Tse has over 25 years of experience in the field of architecture, interiors, and urban design. Before launching OpenBay Design, Esther worked for over a decade on a variety of project types and scales with notable architectural firms. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Minor in City and Regional Planning, and a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley. She is a CA licensed Architect and a legacy LEED Accredited Professional. With involvement on many projects and professional settings, OpenBay Design has developed a strong network and always encourages clear communication and teamwork on each project.


OpenBay Design continually aspires to follow these principles in our daily practice:
• Collaboration and communication with all parties for project success
• Creativity and excellence in design
• Persistence and diligence in problem-solving
• Sustainability and respect for the natural environment
• Dignity for all people and creatures

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