MBH Architects Alameda

The Island Life, Since 1989

MBH Architects was founded in Alameda, California, an 1 mile from Oakland and 9 miles from San Francisco, in 1989 on the notion of creating a better architectural practice.  Armed with a clear vision and with backgrounds strongly influenced by solid business ideals, three ambitious architects decided to open their own firm, introducing MBH. MBH's first large clients were retail companies that provided the young firm with a steady flow of work. Empowered by this early success, MBH expanded the practice into the commercial, hospitality, restaurant, and multi-family housing fields.  The firm quickly began to develop long term relationships with numerous clients, and during the following years completed a wide range of projects in nearly every state - as well as in Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.  

Today, the firm has grown from the three founding Principals and a handful of employees to a staff of over 180 professionals in the Alameda headquarters. The firm's stability is reflected in the firm consistently ranking among the largest East Bay architectural firms and one of the top ten firms in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

Contact Us

960 Atlantic Ave

Alameda, CA 94501



510 865 8663

Office Leadership

Founding Principal, Architect

John McNulty

Principal, Design Director

Andres Grechi

Principal, Architect

Richard Christiani

Founding Principal, Architect

Dennis Heath

Principal, Architect

Don Dacumos

Principal, Architect, LEED AP

Ryan McNulty

Principal, Architect, LEED AP

Dimple Manghani

Principal, Controller

Oliver Mellows

Principal, Architect, LEED AP

Reena Nadkarni

Principal, Architect

Klas Eklöf

The Office

Alameda Careers

View open positions below or head on over to the Alameda Jobs page for more information. For information regarding firm culture and/or benefits, proceed to the Careers page.

Job Captain

We are seeking a highly organized, versatile person to join our team in Alameda as a Job Captain. This role focuses on the timely and accurate production of project deliverables from design development thru construction.

Retail, Restaurant, Urban, Housing

Project Manager

We are seeking a highly organized and technically proficient person to join our teams in Alameda as a Project Architect/Manager. This role focuses on guiding project teams through an entire architecture project, inclusive of the development and adherence to project scope, budget, schedule and work plan.

Housing, Urban, Retail

Fixture Designer

We are seeking a highly organized, versatile person to join our team in Alameda as a Designer. This position takes responsibility for design engineering tasks for high-end retail fixtures, including adherence to client product, industry, and process standards; and the development of technical drawings that meet our client’s scope while enabling profitable manufacturing and installing of the product. The incumbent ensures that designs are supported by accurate product data, shop drawings and supporting documentation to allow for on time and complete fabrication and installation.


BIM/VDC Coordinator

We are seeking a highly organized, versatile person to join our team in Alameda as a BIM Coordinator. This is a mid-level position to provide coordination in 2D and 3D Building Information Modeling throughout the design and documentation process. The position will take ownership of BIM schedules, while motivating and following-up with appropriate consultant personnel to ensure timely model completion. A key skill is to develop and maintain positive long-term relationships with the Project Management team, outside consultants, contractors and sub-contractors. This position will lead the effort to redefine digital design and documentation processes, while analyzing and developing the virtual construction process.

Design Technology

Human Resources Benefits Specialist

MBH Architects is currently seeking a talented Human Resources Generalist who is a team player with the sensibility to get the job done! If you are a self-starter, detail-oriented and put your all into your work, then this is a great opportunity to join a team of like-minded professionals.

Human Resources