Levine Architects | About Us

About Us

Levine Architects collaborates with you to provide exceptional design solutions, unique for each project. Our expert knowledge of planning and building codes can help speed up and simplify the permit process. Established in 2003, we’ve completed hundreds of projects throughout the Bay Area.


Our Staff

Andy Levine

Principal Design Architect, Founder

With over 30 years of professional experience, Andy has successfully directed significant projects in a wide variety of building types including residential, healthcare, hospitality as well as corporate headquarters. He is passionate about helping his clients visualize their design dreams, applying his technical expertise to the art of architecture. Andy was trained at Brown and RISD, and holds an M.Arch. from Columbia University.


Robert M. Detman

Senior Associate

Robert is our lead designer in charge of permit and bid documents. He has completed many residential, commercial and institutional projects. Multi-talented, he recently published his first novel. He holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College.


Mark Shimamoto

Senior Design Architect

Mark has over 30 years of experience as an architect and urban designer.  A hallmark of his work is his attention to detail that ensures creative, quality designs on residential, religious and commercial projects. Mark holds a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.


Theresa Kwong


Theresa is a California registered architect and a LEED certified professional. She has over 20 years of experience in large-scale commercial, residential and institutional projects. In addition, she is an accomplished jewelry designer. She graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley, with a B.A. degree in Architecture.


Emme Klama, ASID

Interior Designer and Brand Strategist

Emme has completed many visually stunning projects such as luxury houses, dental offices, corporate headquarters and building lobbies. Her client-collaborative approach includes using color and materials to create a stylish yet timeless environment, all within the scope of budget. She is also our brand strategist, leading our marketing, web and social media development. Emme is a licensed designer and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She graduated with honors from Rutgers University (Phi Beta Kappa) and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University.


Ted Levine

Photographer and UX Designer

Ted is our lead photographer and web designer for Levine Architects. He has documented our projects for over 5 years. He holds a B.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. For design and photography inquiries, please email him at ted (at) tedlev.com.

Design by Ted Levine