Located in Fresno, Clovis has consistently been named as among the best places to live in the area. It offers its residents a sparse suburban feel and is known for being a popular choice for young professionals. A large portion of the area’s residents also own their own homes and enjoy a great public school district. This list showcases six of the area’s leading residential architects. These firms were selected based on their stellar portfolios and extensive work backgrounds.

Arthur Dyson Architects

1295 N. Wishon Ave., Fresno, California 93728

Arthur Dyson Architects stems from the vision of Arthur Dyson, its namesake and founder. He draws inspiration from four decades of industry experience and has worked in and around some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the Fresno area. Under his leadership, the company has worked on over 700 buildings, which includes residences, schools, credit unions, shopping centers, offices, churches, and library facilities. Dyson first gained experience working with renowned and legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright back in 1959 for the Marin County Civic Center and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. he is licensed to practice in California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Virginia, Washington, Texas, Florida, and Utah.

For the past three decades, the firm has been lauded with more than 200 awards. It has also been featured in countless magazines and journals, which include Builder/Architect, Builder Magazine, and Life Magazine. The firm also three homes recently featured on HGTV’s popular show, Extreme Homes.

Antoyan Architecture

2133 Amador St., Fresno, California 93721

Antoyan Architecture offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of architectural and design services. It operates out of its headquarters in Fresno and extends its work throughout the areas surrounding it. At its helm is its namesake, Robert Steven Antoyan. He is an experienced professional who has managed numerous projects regardless of size or scale. He holds a degree in architecture and environmental design from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. 

The chosen project showcases the firm’s work on the Gorjian residence. Its high ceilings and maximization of the site’s natural light are particularly impressive. Other fine elements include its terracotta roofs and glass panes.

Robina Wright Architect & Associates

4025 North Fresno St. Fresno, CA 93726

Headquartered in Fresno, Robina Wright Architect offers its clients a creative approach to both small- and large-scale projects. It commits itself to the highest standards and is the product of the vision of its founder and namesake, Robina Wright. She is a LEED Accredited professional and specializes in operations and maintenance, and she is also a Certified Access Specialist. Under her leadership, the company has been regarded for its commitment to sustainable and responsive designs. These have resulted in environmentally-friendly and highly efficient spaces. 

The chosen project is a stellar example of the company’s talent and expertise. The firm opted for an excellent contemporary theme and was tasked with its extensive renovation. Located in the Orinda Country Club, this home features great hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Michael Karby Architect

764 P St #22, Fresno, CA 93721

Michael Karby Architect specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. It offers its clients a comprehensive range of services and assists its clients throughout the entire process. The firm draws inspiration from nearly three decades of industry experience and is regarded for its accurate planning work. It provides clients with potential design packages, which are inclusive and can include not only a complete design but also case studies, construction observation, and budget analyses.

Since the firm’s inception, the firm has been featured in a variety of publications like Signature Kitchens & Baths. It has also been the proud recipient of countless industry awards. These include Design Awards of Honor and Merit from the California Council Society of American Registered Architects.

RL Davidson Architects

425 Spruce, Clovis, CA 93611

Founded in 1987, RL Davidson specializes in residential, multifamily, and commercial architecture. In addition to sprawling single-family homes, its portfolio depicts hospitality work, automobile stores, care facilities,  and retail spaces. The firm operates out of its office in the heart of Clovis and assures its clients that its team assists throughout the entire process.

Depicted above is one of the firm’s best works. This estate features a timeless Spanish Colonial theme. It has large pillars, stucco finishes, and a clay roof.

Marlette Associates

2565 Alluvial Ave., Suite 142, Clovis, California 93611

With over two decades of industry experience, Marlette Associates operates out of its headquarters in Clovis. It adheres to the highest of industry standards and is known for its ability to ensure that its projects are completed in a timely manner and at an affordable rate. The firm specializes in both residential and commercial projects. It utilizes a highly collaborative approach, which has resulted in a high percentage of repeat clientele.

This  project is one of the firm’s best works. The firm utilized brutalist exteriors coupled with traditional elements. Some other exceptional features include its paneled windows, shingled roofs, and custom finishes.