John Malick & Associates

John Malick and Associates is an architectural firm specializing in classical design. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, our architects draw from numerous historical styles, including English Arts and Crafts, Tuscan, and Neoclassical. We cherish the sophistication of a Palladian neoclassical villa, the warmth of a Yorkshire cottage and the sun-washed simplicity of a Mediterranean village nestled in the hills. Each of our projects reflects the spirit of a unique time and place, while at the same time addressing present-day requirements.

We embrace construction methods that revive the lost art of craftsmanship. Time-tested materials and picturesque details such as post-and-beam construction reflect the care and craft that are the signatures of artistic attention. Authentic finishes and hardware infuse a sense of beauty and livability rarely achieved by modern architecture.

The design process begins with what our clients find evocative — places they have visited, things they have seen, their personality and their dreams. To ensure the highest level of design quality, each project receives the personal attention of the firm’s principal, John Malick, who brings more than 35 years of architectural experience to the practice. The many award-winning homes and buildings designed by the firm throughout Northern California is evidence of its success since its establishment in 1989.


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Mr. Malick has over 35 years of architectural experience. Upon graduation from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he entered Yale College as a Westinghouse Scholar. Three years later he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with Departmental Honors and Highest Distinction in Engineering. He was admitted to the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, and awarded the McCloskey Memorial Prize in Structural Engineering.

He attended the Yale School of Architecture and received a Master of Architecture in 1975. Following graduation, Mr. Malick joined Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, where he worked in the Portland and San Francisco offices for 10 years. In 1985 he joined HGHB Architects in San Francisco, to lead their commercial architectural group.

In 1989 he established his own practice which has since become the preeminent San Francisco Bay Area firm for the design of residences in historical styles. In 1997 his firm won the national Custom Home of the Year Grand Award for the Hoelter residence in Piedmont. His work has appeared in many national magazines including Traditional Building, Custom Home, Sunset, Home, Northern California House and Gardens and Diablo.

John Malick

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Mrs. Goodman has over 30 years of architectural experience. She attended the University of Utah, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1978. She went on to receive her Masters of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1981, where she was also an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. After graduation, Mrs. Goodman joined the offices of Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill (SOM) in Chicago, and later in San Francisco in 1984 where she played a central role in the renovation of the historic Palace Hotel on Market Street. She has been a registered architect in California since 1986.

Mrs. Goodman joined John Malick & Associates in 1999 and has served as Project Architect on numerous award winning residential projects and renovations including the Grinold Residences in Piedmont and Pebble Beach, the Berlekamp Residence in Piedmont and the Tan Residence in Piedmont. Her work has been published in numerous publications.

Betsy Goodman