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"…a passion for unique architecture…"


       Rick Salpietra, Architect


We are a full-service architectural firm that specializes in high-end custom residential design. With over thirty years of experience, Richard Salpietra Architect, Inc. has the talent and creativity to give you not only what you want, but more than what you expect.

Rick is a California licensed architect & licensed general contractor. The firm provides full architectural services from property analysis, conceptual designs, construction drawings, and coordinating all other project consultants to bidding, building permits, review committee approvals, and construction observation to project completion. 

Rick also collaborates with many different design professionals including architects, industrial designers, interior designers, commercial designers and other talented professionals as a consultant for design creativity. He is a valuable resource for reviewing and critiquing design concepts in terms of design quality, construction ability, and compliance with community design guidelines.

As a graduate of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, with honors, he studied architecture extensively throughout Europe through the Universita di Firenze in Florence, Italy, European Studies Program.


Selected by two panels of top industry experts who reviewed over 600 entries, the Casual Contemporary home showcased the most exciting trends in design, planning and building, winning the Gold Nugget Grand Award 2021 for Best One-Of-A-Kind Home.

grand award

The Nihon-Inspired Contemporary project earned the Best of Houzz Design award, which celebrates the top 3% of home professionals whose work was most popular among the Houzz community.

Best of Houzz 2022 - Design