Digital Media

  • CED News. “House of the Issue; Swatt Miers-Sept.29 ArchitectsNewspaper.” Univ. Of California Berkeley, College of Environmental Design News. Fall 2011.

  • Weber, Matthew. “House of the Issue: Swatt | Miers.” The Architect’s Newspaper. Sept. 29, 2011.

  • Henry, Christopher. “Garay Houses / Swatt Miers Architects.” Arch Daily. Aug. 10, 2011. 

  • Said, Carolyn. “Prefabricated Homes Go Upscale” San Francisco Chronicle Online. July 15, 2011.

  • “Studio and Retreats: Tea Houses” Architectural Record Online: Featured Houses July 2010.

  • Curwen, Rosell. “San Francisco AIA Design Winners Announced.” LA at Home, Los Angeles Times Blogs 11 Jun. 2010.

  • Keates, Nancy. “Modern Among the McMansions.” Wall Street Journal Online. 21 Jan. 2011.

  • CED News. “Tea Houses by Swatt | Miers Architects win Numerous Awards.” Univ. Of California Berkeley, College of Environmental Design News. Spring 2010.

  • Spencer, Ingrid. “The Tiptoeing House.” Business Week Online Mar. 2007.

  • Spencer, Ingrid. “House of the Month.” Architectural Record Online Mar. 2007.

Magazines & Periodicals

  • “Marin Home: Finding Zen.“ Marin. November 2022. 91-93.

    "diablo real estate: Grizzly Peak." diablo. December 2022. 73-75.

    ”Simplicity of Line.” Gentry Home. January/February 2019. 140-145.

    ”diablo real estate: The resource for distinctive East Bay homes.” diablo. June 2018. 111-113.

    Thompson, Leslie J. “Bay Area Beauty.” Atomic Ranch. Summer 2018. 48-63.

    “C Design.” C Magazine. April 2018. 79.

    Guinn, Jordan. “Fashionable Silicon Valley Mansion.” SF IS Homes. October 2017.

    ”Homes Sweet Homes.” Modern Luxury Silicon Valley. September 2017. 104.

    Gonzalez, Theresa. “Modern Love: A new monograph featuring 30 works by Swatt | Miers Architects offers a breathtaking view of California modernism.” Modern Luxury Silicon Valley. May/June 2017. 88-91.

    San Francisco Cottages & Gardens. April 2017

    "Outside the Lines" Modern Luxury Interiors California: Bay Area Edition. April 2017. 96.

    "Chroma.” GEV Magazine. November 2016. 71-79.

    ”California Living: Swatt Miers Architects.” Diablo. October 2016. 133.

    Fauntleroy, Gussie. “The Art of the House: A harmonious client-architect match produces a home with artistic touches at every turn in Portola Valley, California.” Western Art & Architecture. June-July 2016. 116-121.

    ”Purity of Line: Modern architecture perfected.” Gentry Home. May-June 2016. 90-97.

    Lee, Lydia. “Inside Out.” Modern Luxury Silicon Valley. March-April 2016. 78-81.

    ”California Cool: The architectural dream team of Robert Swatt and George Miers conceives a minimalist chic dream home in Tiburon.” Gentry Home. March-April 2016. 38-45.

    “Bold Composition.” myTrends Home. 22 November 2015. 6-15.

    Schleich, Jenn. “Scenic Vistas in Sunol.” S/Style Magazine. Summer 2015. 104-107.

    Fernandes, Anais. “Corredor de Ar.” Folho de Sao Paolo. November 2014. 2.

    Taylor, Tracy. ”Chasing the Light.” Diablo Magazine. April 2014. 34-35.

    Brettkelly, Jody. “Couple create hillside haven at Sunol’s Sinbad Creek.” San Francisco Chronicle: Home & Garden. March 28, 2014.

    Quintero Ovalle, Zandra. “El Abrigo del Bosque.” Revista Habitar. March 2014.

    AIA East Bay. “Sinbad Creek Residence.” Diablo Magazine. September 2013. 101-103.

    ”Objectif Nature: Les Maisons De Thé En Vogue À Silicon Valley.” Deco Magazine. June-September 2013. 246-255.

    ”Outside In: Award-winning architect Robert Swatt, of Swatt Miers Architects, creates an instant classic in Orinda.” Gentry HOME. May/June 2013. 58-63.

    Bergeron, Caroline. “A la Californienne – California Dreamin’.” Prestige Design. Volume 10, March 2013. 36-42.

    Moxham, Charles. “Exotic Welcome.” Home & Architectural Trends. Volume 29: Number 2, February 2013. 18-25.

    “Tea Houses: Swatt | Miers Creates a Special Blend for California’s Silicon Valley” Malibu HOME Magazine. Jan. 2013. 102-106.

    McCrohan, Deirdre. “Ultramodern new home OK’d for Lyford Drive” Ark Newspaper. Dec. 5, 2012.

    Gaspard Sanchez, Christine. “Esprit Cabane” Artravel. Volume 47: Fall Issue. 77.

  • Furio, Joann. “Highly Connected.” The Robb Report Collection Sept. 2009: 60-66.

    Lobdell, Heather. “House Warming.” Better Homes and Gardens Mar. 2009: 69-76.

    White, Debra J. “The Greening of Animal Shelters.” Bank Nov./Dec. 2008: 34-38.

    Western Red Cedar Lumber Assoc. “Architectural Design Awards 2008.” Architectural Record Jun. 2009: 97, 101.

    “Pet Project: The Greatest Animal Center in Known History Comes to Silicon Valley.” The Wave Mar. 2008, 12-25.

    “Going Green: Winnipeg Humane Society.” Wood Design & Building Spring 2008: 34-39.

    “Swatt Architects.” Small Firms, Great Projects, Issue 2008/2009: 189.

    Porter, Paige. “Poised to Soar.” New Home Spring/Summer 2008: 52-56.

    Harris, Sandra Ann. “Long, Lean, & Lovely.” California Home Feb. 2008: 125-131.

    Garlock, Judy. “Designing with Glass.” Beautiful Homes Winter 2007: 114-119.

    Maynard, Nigel F. “GreenCity Lofts.” Builder Oct. 2007.

    Drueding, Meghan.  “Sweet and Low-key- Five Step Plan.” Custom Home July/Aug. 2007: 90-92.

    Sardar, Zahid. “Plane Living.” San Francisco Chronicle Magazine May 2007: 18-23.       

    Harris, Sandra Ann. “Modern Moment.” Diablo Magazine Apr. 2007: 76-83

    Harris, Sandra Ann. “Modern in the Blood.” Design For Living Spring 2007: 63-66.

    Lee, Lydia. “Building the Future: Village Green.” California Home & Design Mar. 2007: 70-72.

    Spencer, Ingrid. “The Tiptoeing House.” Business Week Online Mar. 2007.

    Spencer, Ingrid. “House of the Month.” Architectural Record Online Mar. 2007.

    “Feeling Home Away from Home.” DO Magazine Mar./Apr. 2007.

    Carvajal, Jose. “Lake Elsinore waffling on animal shelter.” The Californian23 Feb. 2007.

    Harmanci, Reyhan. “A Green Approach.” Dwell Dec./Jan.2007: 95-98.

    Lynch, Sarah. “The Way Home.” California Home & Design Oct. 2006: 114-123.

    Porter, Anna Watkins. “Architectural Aspirations.” SPACES: Luxurious Living in the East Bay Aug. 2006: 26-29.

    Snir, Boaz. “Hotel California.” DO MAGAZINE July/Aug. 2006: 124-133.

    Chatfield-Taylor, Joan. “Flight of Fancy.” Design For Living Spring 2006.

    AIA East Bay. “House Matter” ARCH News Apr. 2006.

    Ben-Yehuda, Rina. “San Francisco on the Water.” ITSUV Apr. 2006, 26-30.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Doing More with Less: Improving Existing Shelters on a Modest Budget.” Feb. 2006.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Acoustical Control.” 2006.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Odor Control in Animal Shelter.” 12 Dec. 2005.

    Stinnard, Michelle. “Stone brings distinction to local library.” Stone World June 2005, 65-70.

    Acsay, Judit. “Körkörösen Nyitott.” Villák Magazine June 2005: 32-43.

    Haba, Péter. “Egymásba Olvadó Hagyományok.” Villák Magazine May 2005.

    Laidman, Dan.  “Architecture Firm’s Shelters Pamper Animals.” Contra Costa Times 17 May 2005: C1-2.

    Cuff, Denis. “New Shelter Gives Critter Better Odds.” Contra Costa Times 17 May 2005.

    Weinstein, Elizabeth. “Animal Shelters Upgrade Creature Comforts.” The Wall Street Journal 19 Apr. 2005: B1.

    Haba, Péter. “Tiszta Tükörkép.” Villák Magazine Apr. 2005: 36-41.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Building the 21st Shelter Efficiency.” Apr. 2005.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Designing Animal Shelters that Work: A synopsis of George Miers’ presentation at the 1998 HSUS National Conference.”  Mar. 2005.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Designing Animal Shelters Which Emphasize Adoption and Education Functions.” Mar. 2005.

    Özer, Derya Nüket. “Palo Alto Evi.” Yapi Feb. 2005: 60-63.

    Miers, George Thomas. “Noise Related Issues in Animal Care Facilities.” 23 Mar. 2004.

    Matteucci, Jeannie. “The Devil Is In The Details.” San Francisco Chronicle 15 Oct. 2003: F-1,6.

    Sardar, Zahid. “Light Meter: Robert Swatt Illuminates Dramatic Spaces in Palo Alto.” Western Interiors and Design Sept./Oct. 2003: 74-83.

    Patel, Nina. “Steel Away.” Remodeling  Sept. 2002: 58.

    Brown-Martin, Darcy. “The Mod Squad.” Diablo Magazine Apr. 2002: 48-51.

    Fuhrman, Janice. “An Expansive Contemporary.” California Homes Mar./Apr. 2002: 82-89.

    Mitchem, Scott. “Level Success.” Wallpaper Oct. 2001: 199-200.

    Sakamoto, Timothy. “Planet Architecture: Bay Area Modern.” In-D Digital 2000.

    Sardar, Zahid. “Power Play.” San Francisco Examiner Magazine 17 Sept. 2000: 14-19

  • Nash, Kay Chabot. “Kitchen Debates.” Diablo Magazine Sept. 1999: 46-47

    “AEC Interview.” Profile; The Architects Sourcebook Mar. 1999

    Botello, Alfredo. “The Idea House.” Diablo Magazine Mar. 1999: 38-55.

    Sardar, Zahid. “Plane Thinking.” San Francisco Examiner Magazine 17 May 1998: 76-79.

    Bertleson, Ann. “Light Box.” Sunset Oct. 1997: 118.

    Clark, Susannah. “Comfort and Joy.” Diablo Magazine Dec. 1994: 36-38.

    “Rebirth of the Oakland Hills.” Sunset Sept. 1994.

    “Swatt Architects: Icehouse Project.” Hinge Vol. 2 Aug. 1994: 36-37.

    “First AIA Honor Awards for Interiors.” Progressive Architecture June 1994: 70.

    Milshtein, Amy. “Fitting Rooms.” Contract Design June 1994: 70-73.

    Wagner, Michael. “California Casual.” Interiors Jan. 1994: 80-81.

    “Long-term Care Facility.” Progressive Architecture Aug. 1993: 27.

    “Gold Award For Historic Preservation.” San Francisco Focus July 1993.

    Mumford, Steve. “The Icehouse.” Buildings June 1993: 44-48.

    Kinzie, Pam. “Oakland / Berkeley Rebuild After 1991 Firestorm that Destroyed 2,800 Houses.” Architectural Record Apr. 1993: 23

    MacIsaac, Heather Smith. “Ashes To Architecture.” House & Garden Mar. 1993: 84.

    Meckel, David. “Exhibit On Post Fire Houses In The Oakland Hills.” Progressive Architecture Mar. 1993: 22.

    Coupland, Ken. “Bold Designs Forged From Fire.” San Francisco Examiner Feb. 28, 1993: F-1.

    Dorn, Suzanne. “Life Care Village Will Rise in Contra Costa.” Jan./Feb., 1993: 16.

    Bertleson , Ann. “Stairways.” Northern California Home & Garden  Oct. 1992: 69,120.

    Eng, Rick. “Permanent Fashion.” Designers West Nov. 1991: 80-83.

    “Rural Home Seems to Sprout From the Landscape.” California Builder Feb./Mar. 1991: 16.

    “Adding High Light.” Sunset Jan. 1991: 58-62.

    Bertleson, Ann. “Special Weapons and Tactics.” Northern California Home & Garden May 1990: 44-51.

  • Goode, Stephen. “Chairs Do More Than Sit Outdoors.” Insight 4 July 1988.

    Gundrum, Daniel. “Utilitarian Chairs Gone Wild and Witty are Abloom in Cooper-Hewitt’s Garden.” The New York Times 19 May 1988.

    Anderson, Judith. “The Architecture of Interior Design.” San Jose Mercury News 3 Apr. 1988: 20-26.

    Comerio, Mary and George Miers. “The Town Hall: A Forum For Public Dialogue.” Western City Oct. 1987: 19-21.

     Keller, Ed, and George Miers. “Programming Analysis for Police Facilities

    The Town Hall: A Forum for Public Dialogue.”

     Miers, George Thomas. “Developing a Community Base Information System.”

    Miers, George Thomas. “Governmental One Stop Centers and Beyond.”

    Miers, George Thomas. “Stress & the Work Environment – 911 Dispatch Centers:  A Case Study.”

    Miers, George Thomas. “Supervision vs. Privacy Architectural Integration of Conflicting Inmate Requirements.”

    Miers, George Thomas. “Work Environments:  Are They Supporting or Undermining Community Service.” The Journal of California Law Enforcement: 4-7.

    Tucker, John G. “Runway Visibility.” Interior Design April 1984.

    “California Contextualism.” Architectural Record Oct. 1983.

    “1983 Design Awards”Architectural Record July 1983.

    Igonda, Marcelo. “Tradicion Y Modernismo en Oakland, California.” La Opinion June 1983: 12-13.

    O’hkura, Peggy. “Uniquely Designed Building Taking Shape on Buchanan Mall.” Hokubei Mainichi 9 April 1982.

    Gregory, Daniel. “Checkerboards of Glass.” Sunset Feb. 1982.

    Gregory, Daniel. “Over The Garage and Across the Living Room - A Bright New Balcony Deck.” Sunset Jan. 1982.

    Grossman, Daniel. “Neo-Classical (Again).” Harpers & Queen Dec. 1980.

    Mack, Mark. “Small Spaces - Urban and Suburban Refinements.” Fall 1980.

    Feldman, Deborah. “Ironic Ionic.” Domus Aug.1980.

  • Smaus, Robert. “They Reached for the View.” Los Angeles Times Home Magazine Nov. 1979.

    “Swatt & Stein.” Architectura Madrid No. 220 Sep/Oct. 1979: 36.

    MacMasters, Dan. “A Bold Composition of Simple Forms.” Los Angeles Times Home Magazine 5 Mar. 1978: 14-15.

    Carlston, Lon M. “Enough of the Earthtones.” Oakland Tribune 15 Aug. 1976.


  • Private Houses. New American Architecture. Global Design + Urbanism XXII. Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd., 2023.

    Solace in Nature - Houses that Blend with the Landscape. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2020.

    Paul, Linda Leigh. Wine Country Living. New York, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2020.

  • Wall, Jeanette. 100 Houses: Nature and Nurture. Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2019.

    Jenkins, Hannah. The American House: 100 Contemporary Homes. Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2017.

    Swatt | Miers: 30 Projects. Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2017.

    Zamora Mola, Francesc. 150 Best of the Best House Ideas. New York, New York: Harper Design, 2016.

    Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses. Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2015.

    Fatih, Driss. Furniture by Architects. Victoria, Australia: Images Publishing, 2013.

    Abraham, Russell. Rural Modern. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing, 2013.

    Abraham, Russell. California Cool: Residential Modernism Reborn (New Edition). Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing, 2013.

    Galindo, Michelle. Masterpieces: Bungalow Architecture + Design. Germany: Braun Publishing, 2013.

    Browne, Beth. Masterpiece: Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary Architects. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing, 2012.

    Faith, Driss. Pure Luxury: World’s Best Houses. Australia: Images Publishing, 2012.

    Lam, George. House & Housing 101. China: Pace Publishing Ltd, 2012.

    Cleary, Mark. 200 Houses. Australia: Images Publishing, 2011.

    Abraham, Russell. California Cool: Residential Modernism Reborn. Australia: Images Publishing, 2010.

    Inside Out: New Modern West Coast Architecture. Australia: Images Publishing, 2010.

    Lam, George. HA: House. Hong Kong: Pace Publishing, 2010.

    Beaver, Robyn. 21st Century Houses: 150 of the World’s Best. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2010

  • Hu, Yanli. Architecture Highlights 2. Kowloon, Hong Kong: Shanglin A & C Limited,  2009.

    City by Design: An Architectural Perspective of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Plano, Texas: Panache Partners, 2009.

    1000 X Architecture of The Americas. Verlagshaus Braun: Deutsche Bibliothek, 2008.

    Dream Homes: Northern California. Plano, Texas: Panache Partners, 2007.

    Asenio, Francisco. House in Sunshine- The North American Best Selection of Contemporary Architectural Houses. Hong Kong: Pace Publishing Limited, 2007.

    Beaver, Robyn. The New 100 Houses x 100 Architects. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2007.

    Home: New Directions in World Architecture and Design. Cincinnati, Ohio: How Books, F + W Publications, 2006.

    Beaver, Robyn. A Pocketful of Houses. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2006.

    100 More of the World’s Best Houses. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2005.

    Trulove, James Grayson. Living Outside Inside. New York: Harper Design International. 2004.

    Swatt Architects: Livable Modern. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, June 2004.

    Beaver, Robyn.  Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 2003.

    Trulove, James Grayson. The New American House 4: Innovations in Residential Design and Construction. New York: Whitney Library of Design, Watson-Guptil Publications, 2003

  • Sardar, Zahid. San Francisco Modern: Interiors, Architecture & Design. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.

    Interior Spaces of the USA: Volume 3. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 1997.

    Residential Spaces of the World: Volume 2. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 1997.

    Binder, Georges, et al, ed. International Architectural Yearbook: No.2. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 1996.

    Residential Spaces of the World: Volume 1. Melbourne, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 1994.

    Cook, Jeffery. Award Winning Passive Solar House Designs. Charlotte, Vermont: Garden Way Publishing Co, 1984.

    Ichinowatari, Katsuhiko Abercombie, ed. Process Architecture No. 18: Modern Wooden Houses. Tokyo: Process Architecture Publishing, 1980.


  • Backyard Teahouses for Meditation, Guest Cottage, Home Office. Dir. Kirsten Dirksen. Fair Companies, 2014, Film.

    Coast Modern. Dir. Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Twofold Films, 2013. Film.

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