Designing the future while preserving the past . . .

Outstanding Residential Design . . .


"Experience, vision, insight . . . I would recommend Bruce to anyone",  Jerry W. Bash, 1992, 1998, 2003, 2012.

Bolinger Design Services (BDS) is San Francisco Bay Area full-service residential design, engineering and building inspection firm specializing in the residential design and inspection of both public and private residential projects of all types and sizes, from custom homes, large-scope renovations and additions, to minor interior remodeling and simple consultations. We are talented, patient, versatile designers who enjoy working with a broad range of traditional and contemporary styles, as well as a broad range of scales and we are as comfortable developing a long-term master plan for your property as we are designing a Koi pond and waterfall for your quiet area.


As the California 2020 residential and "net zero energy" codes become reality it is extremely important for potential clients to understand the impact these changes will have on design and products used in new homes and home improvements. Residential building design is entering a new phase and dimension as all new homes designed after the year 2020 will be required to produce it's own energy through solar and wind generation to achieve a "net zero energy" balance with your utility company.  Since design is an interactive process we encourage and support the active participation of our clients from the beginning of schematic design through the completion of construction.  We strive to be good listeners and together we will explore a varity of design options and alternatives to find the best solution for your specific requirements.  Our primary goal and mission is to provide you with the layout, fuction, design and environment (within structural and budgetary limitations) you wish to achieve.


At BDS, we appreciate the fact when a client undertakes a home improvement project such as an addition or new home design, they are making a significant commitment of time and money and we are committed to being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.  We tailor our services to each client's project and remain flexible and cooperative toward acheiving the common goal.  We design to our client's budgets and respect their timing and scheduling requirements.  With your help we can foster a responsive and supportive team approach throughout the design and construction process with the many talented builders, engineers, interior designers and professional consultants we have come to know and trust over our years of business.


Take a moment and review our portfolio and the frequently asked questions (FAQ) to see if we have been able to answer some of your questions.  If you would like to meet and discuss your project call my office (510.795.7842) to schedule a no cost and no obligation appointment.  I'm available 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.


Bruce A. Bolinger, PBD