Rynerson OBrien Architecture
990 Peralta Ave.
Albany, CA 94706

tel 510.452.9152
fax 510.452.9155


“Every successful project requires a really good architect. We have learned that we can count on Rynerson & O'Brien.”

— Tom McCoy, 
President, BBI Construction

“It is amazing how these guys take an idea and convert it to a beautiful final design. They are full of a wide range of ideas and concepts. I would use them again in a heartbeat.”

— Joe Abuzaid, 
Owner of Destinations and Americana

“On behalf of everyone here at Crazy Shirts who has had the pleasure of working with you through the years, and for our many customers, I want to say thank you. Thanks for being part of our team, thanks for the legacy of beautiful stores across the country, and thanks for providing an attractive and functional workplace for thousands of employees over the years. Aloha, and best wishes always.”

Randy Yeager, 
President, CEO, 
Crazy Shirts, Inc.

“We have worked with Steve Rynerson at ROBA on 12 high-end retail interiors since 1993 in Waikiki, Guam, Saipan, and Las Vegas. In each case, the collaborative efforts to move from concept to cash register sales between the Owner, Contractor, and Architect have been impressively successful. We work with few firms that have shown the desire and ability to work aggressively toward the Owner's goals through partnering agreements as capably as ROBA. This puts them head and shoulders above most firms, in my book. Aloha.”

— Mitch Kysar
, President, The Tenant Improvement Team, Inc. 
dba Mitch Kysar Construction

“Pat O'Brien is a master of functional design. His spaces are inviting to work in, efficient and make bold, yet historically correct statements. His innovative use of materials makes each project unique and interesting. In addition to project aesthetics my clients are always concerned with on time and on budget; Pat has never let me down in that respect. If you are looking for a very experienced principal architect who will not hand you off to some wet behind the ears junior associate, and who will remain highly accessible and personally responsible throughout a project, you cannot go wrong with Pat, whose friendly yet professional manner make him a pleasure to work with.”

— Erik Housh
, President, 
MRE Commercial Real Estate

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“Steve Rynerson‘s designs are a pleasure to work with. He really understands maintaining the integrity of older homes when introducing modern conveniences and technology.”

— Paul Winans, 
Winans Construction, Inc.

“Since we remodeled the front of our home using Steve Rynerson‘s design, we have had overwhelmingly positive comments from our neighbors. Many people ask if the spectacular porch was rebuilt from the original design. Our answer: it never looked this good. Steve captured the turn of the century feeling and created a masterpiece. This is one of the most attractive homes in Marin County.”

— Don Magdanz

“From our first meeting in our home we were convinced that Steve Rynerson was the right man and Rynerson & O‘Brien the right architectural firm for our project. We wanted to add a second floor to our California Craftsman Bungalow without losing the unique character of the home. Steve was open to our ideas, dreams and hopes. He listened carefully. He offered creative solutions for the problems we face, while honoring our desires. On signing the contract, the project proceeded without delay from predesign through completed construction of our lovely two-story renovated home. We could not be more pleased at the quality of architectural craftsmanship and the very personal professional relationship we experienced.”

— Don and Lillian Cunningham

“Patrick O'Brien provided extraordinary architectural service to us. We were rebuilding not just a home, but our lives after the 1991 Oakland Firestorm. He was superb, as the architect who helped us create a home that balanced our needs, budget, and aspirations, and as a facilitator dealing with our insurance company and the uncharted city design review process after the fire. We could not have done it as quickly, nor as well, without Pat's invaluable expertise.”

— Sandy and George Turnbull