Robert Carver is the founder of Studio Carver Architects in Carmel, California. A native New Yorker, Rob studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He bought a hide-away in Big Sur in 1974. Since the early eighties he has specialized in coastal land use planning, the design of site specific homes, and the restoration of buildings of significant historic interest along the California coast. Recent commissions in restaurant, hospitality and retail are welcome additions for the busy atelier. He is past president of the Coast Property Owners Association of Big Sur and a founding board member and past president of Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, Inc. He also was a volunteer firefighter for ten years and former member of the Advisory Committee to the Monterey County Planning Commission.
American Institute of Architects – Member since 2006
United States Green Building Council, Northern California Chapter, LEED – AP since 2009
Monterey County Planning and Building Permit Streamlining since 2008
William and Catherine Bauer Wurster Society -Patron and Corporate Sponsor, University of California at Berkeley – College of Environmental Design
Coast Property Owners of Big Sur – Past President and current Board Member
Big Sur Workforce/Affordable Housing Task Force-Chairman
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS (PAST):
Founding Board Member and Past President – Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, Inc
Mid Coast Fire Brigade- Volunteer Firefighter -10 years (C+S donated design of MCFB Firehouse)
Highlands-Bixby Advisory Committee to the Monterey County Planning Commission
City of Carmel by the Sea Underground Utilities Taskforce
STATE of CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. C18179 Current since 1985 – active
STATE of TEXAS ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. 18791 since 2004 – currently inactive
University of California at Berkeley – B.A. in Architecture
Patrick LeMaster has over 15 years’ experience working in all phases of the architectural profession and has completed projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington.
Patrick started his career with F.M.S.M. Architects in Albuquerque, NM as an Intern Architect where he worked on a new 254,000 sq. ft. U.S. federal courthouse and numerous hospitality projects including Marriott’s Camel Back Inn Resort and Spa located in Scottsdale, AZ. While working for Mithun Architects in Seattle, WA, Patrick was the project architect for an award winning 9,000 square foot addition to a King County Library located in Federal Way, WA. His responsibilities included schematic design through the preparation and coordination of the construction documents. Patrick was a project architect for the Miraval Spa and Resort in Tucson, AZ which included the master planning and construction for 16 new guest suites, 26 new residential villas, administration building, yoga pavilion, and a new fitness center. Other notable projects include a new 45,000 square foot supermarket in downtown Santa Barbara, a 65,000 sq. ft. tenant improvement for Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, a 13,000 sq. ft. renovation to the First Presbyterian Church of Encino, and a 10,000 sq. ft. tenant improvement for a furniture showroom in downtown Los Angeles. Patrick has managed and coordinated the development process of resorts, mixed use condominium projects, retail establishments, biotech research facilities and private residences, as well as nonprofit farm worker housing.
United States Green Building Council, LEED-AP – Since 2006
American institute of Architects – Monterey Bay Chapter – 2014 – Current
STATE of CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS LICENSE, No. C28415 – Current since 2001
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM – BA in Architecture – 1996
University of Washington, Seattle, WA – Master in Architecture – 2004
A native to the Monterey Peninsula, Sam is a licensed architect in the state of California. He returned to Carmel in 2014, after spending the previous decade in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of Southern California and practiced architecture for several firms. Although his passion is for residential design, Sam has worked on a diverse portfolio of projects, including multi-family residential, retail, commercial, recreational, and healthcare. These projects range from San Francisco to New York, California to Hawaii, and Europe to Asia.
Sam is an advocate for sustainable and environmentally responsible design. A LEED Accredited Professional, with an emphasis in Building Design and Construction, each project he designs strives for a harmonious balance between the environment and the building itself. Sam measures the success of each project by its ability to respond to the cultural, natural, and physical context of the site. He believes that architecture and the built environment should resolve to not only meet the needs of its inhabitants, but should aim to exceed it.
Independent Consultant to Studio Carver: 2017 - present
Studio Carver Architects, Carmel, CA: 2014 - 2017
KMD Architects, Santa Monica, CA: 2012 - 2014
The Albert Group Architects, Los Angeles, CA: 2010 - 2012
The Borden Partnership, Los Angeles, CA: 2009 - 2010
Carver + Schicketanz Architects, Carmel, CA: 2006 - 2009
LEED AP BD+C
Habitat for Humanity
University of Southern California – Bachelors of Architecture – 2010
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 2008
Robert Louis Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA 2001-2005
Daniel Peterson is a California native from Lake Tahoe and he attended business school at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. Daniel worked in the green construction industry in Sonoma County and is a certified Green Building Professional. In 2007 Daniel moved to Big Sur, CA where he was employed as a construction project manager, artist, craftsman, blacksmith, welder, builder and designer. Currently, he is attending the Academy of Art University where is completing his Master’s Degree of Architecture. With a decade of first-hand building experience in the construction industry, he is well versed in all aspects of design and construction. Daniel has assisted property owners in the Big Sur region for the past three years and specializes in rural residential development projects.
Certified Green Building Professional
Certified Permaculture Designer
Sonoma State University: Bachelors of Science – Business Administration – 2005
The Academy of Art University: Masters of Architecture – 2016
Sara developed an interest for architecture and interior design early in life as the daughter of a local husband and wife home-design team. Growing up in the family business, she acquired a life-long passion for organization, and a keen eye for detail in everything she does. Sara helps to keep the office running smoothly with her extensive administrative experience, multitasking abilities, and calm and pleasant attitude. She is excited to be a part of the creative environment at Studio Carver, and looks forward to learning more about the architecture and interior design fields.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration: California State University, Monterey Bay, 2015