Since its founding in 1996 by Ken Hayes, AIA, Hayes Group Architects has distinguished itself as a diverse design practice dedicated to solving client problems with innovative but practical architectural solutions.

At Hayes Group Architects, we believe design is an iterative process, ensuring that the solutions we create will accurately reflect our client's core values, goals, and mission. Our architectural style is circumstantial, not predetermined, and responds to the nature of the site, the social and physical context, and to our client's lifestyle, work style, and aesthetic disposition.

While this philosophy has earned us awards from the design community, its true value is in how it enables us to create solutions that are as diverse in physical response as they are in purpose, and that reflect each client's personality.
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And because we believe the best solutions are custom-tailored to our client's needs, we rigorously manage the size of our firm to provide a personal but scalable experience to all of our clients, no matter how large – or small – their projects may be. Not only does this make it possible for principal Ken Hayes to be involved in every project we undertake, but it also leverages the depth and breadth of our staff's experience and vision, yielding designs of uncompromising quality.

Our experience encompasses a variety of project types throughout California, but we're equally at home operating locally: our extensive knowledge of – and expertise in – the Palo Alto design process serves us especially well in our own community.