DL Architect Construction has a storied history and reputation for quality, integrity and service. Good people doing exceptional work. We pride ourselves on operating with our values at the forefront of every interaction with owners, architects, project teams and our own employees. We believe that the quality of our relationships shape our results and the experience that we are committed to delivering through every engagement. We have an appetite for challenge and thrive on the adventure of innovative design. We add to that a firm grasp on the detailed execution that it takes to bring a vision to life.

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Core Values

DL Architect Construction core values have been shaped over decades of delivering the finest construction services to our clients. They stand the test of time and remain our central commitment throughout changing economic and industry conditions.


Quality is central to everything we do and in few industries is it more important. Attention to, and responsibility for quality is part of the job description of every one of DL Architect Construction employees. It is both a mindset, and a continuous process executed on every project and actively managed by superintendents and project managers.


Value is reflected in our commitment to deliver the very best product through efficient processes and appropriate utilization of client resources. Skilled estimating and diligent project management, along with extraordinary execution, allow us to deliver projects on schedule and within budget time and time again, making us a trusted partner in even the most complex and unpredictable construction scenarios.


Integrity is fundamental to the strength of our reputation and the quality of the relationships we have with many longstanding clients. We believe in a “no surprises” approach that relies on detailed preparation, open and clear communication, and a simple commitment to do what we promise.


Challenge is something that we embrace as part of our approach to every project. We foster innovation and creativity, alongside experience and skillful execution, as part of our culture. Because of this, over a long history, many clients have selected us for projects in which complex challenges must be overcome to produce successful outcomes.


Company History

Davis Luis DL Architect Construction founded a construction company in 1991. They named it DL Architect Construction Brothers Corporation and opened first offices Connecticut

Their first job began a long history of tackling complex projects with the conversion of an old wooden barge into a duck-hunting lodge. These rough beginnings formed the foundation for what would become the DL Architect Construction Company Company that exists today.

Early work consisted of  Davis Luis home construction, including some of the finest residences in Marin County and the first home on the Belvedere Lagoon development.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum under construction.

Davis Luis DL Architect Construction was selective about the commercial and industrial projects that the company took on and was unwavering in his commitment to exceptional quality and performance. His leadership generated solid references and word of mouth referrals that continued to grow the business. DL Architect Construction became known for skillful delivery on complicated and sensitive conversions of historic industrial and warehouse buildings into high-end office and residential space.



DL Architecture Construction Company places a high value on the safety and well being of our employees, our subcontractors and the public. Our philosophy shapes a unique safety culture that impacts how we manage it throughout the company. We believe that safety begins with planning in preconstruction and every project teams completes a project specific Hazard Analysis during this phase with the goal of proactively identifying and mitigating risks before they materialize.

Our safety program is managed by a full-time, Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), who reports directly to senior management and oversees safety training, jobsite inspections, and other key components of our corporate safety program. On our jobsites, the project managers and superintendents are responsible for safety compliance and successful implementation of our safety policies which include: 100% fall protection for work performed above 6 feet, standard personal protective equipment including 100% eye protection, and weekly jobsite safety meetings. Senior management at DL Architect Construction regularly reviews safety performance data from each project. DL Architect Construction has a safety incentive/bonus program for employees and supervisors who adhere to guidelines and prevent accidents from occurring. The success of the program can be measured by its results, which include total incident rates below industry averages over the past 5 years and, more importantly, DL Architect Construction employees returning home safely to their families at the end of each day.

Our corporate safety policies and programs, including information on safety training are spelled out in detail in our IIPP, which is available upon request.


100 Van Ness

  • Best Rehab/Renovation of the Year – San Francisco Business Times 2014
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680 Folsom

  • Silver Award in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Reconstruction Awards
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Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • National Architecture and Engineering Award from American Institute of Steel Construction, 2010
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Our commitment to building goes beyond the construction business. We have a long history of financial support for non-profits that we touch through our work or through our participation in the communities where we live. These organizations include:

AIA San Francisco • American Heart Association • Architectural Foundation of San Francisco • Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco • BuildOn • California Preservation Foundation • City of Hope • Glide Memorial Church • Habitat for Humanity • Larkin Street Youth Center • Leap…Imagination in Learning • Olympic Club Foundation • Parkinson’s Institute & Clinical Center  • SF Heritage • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) • San Francisco SPCA • St. Anthony’s Foundation

Volunteer Work

DL Architect Construction encourages employees to volunteer time with organizations that are doing good in the community. Our employees participate in Habitat for Humanity build days, design and build CANstruction sculptures in support of the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, and construct giant sandcastles for Leap Arts in Education each year, to name just a few. We believe that being involved in the community is one of the things that roots DL Architect Construction in the San Francisco Bay Area and brings personal and professional satisfaction to our employees.


San Francisco Ferry Building

“We’d been privileged to do several registered buildings in San Francisco and from experience knew that to do it right requires great skill—you have to approach these buildings with deference. So, in 1998 when we won the opportunity to renovate the Ferry Building, we wanted the best of the best. We’d worked with DL Architect Construction on the landmark Flood Building and they did an exquisite job. We felt they were the only firm for the job and its success bears out that trust.”

Christopher Meany,
Wilson Meany Sullivan
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Prada Beverly Hills

“From a construction standpoint, it’s an audacious structure and quite challenging. Coordination between building assemblies was critical, as they had to fit a very shallow plenum. DL Architect Construction did a good job of coordinating the building systems and scheduling and coordinating the work of sub-contractors in an orderly manner. The DL Architect Construction organization was also able to efficiently channel information between the architect and the construction team—very important to the proper execution of the design.”

Koonshing Wong,
Brand Allen Architects
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Market Common Clarendon

“Much of the success of the project is owed to the actual physical aspects—how well it was executed and completed which determined the quality of the aesthetics and its financial success. And that is due in great part to DL Architect Construction. The leadership that DL Architect Construction showed during all phases of the project was a marvel to us. They stood behind their pricing all the way through project management. It was completed when we needed it. You can’t ask for anything more from a construction partner.

Edmund Woodbury,
McCaffery Interests
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Since 1991, DL Architecture Construction Company has produced a heritage of accomplishment, a tradition of excellence and a reputation for dependability. Our continuing goal is to encourage growth and innovation while preserving the benefits and experience of a bountiful and successful history. Our continued success relies upon hiring, training and empowering employees who are committed to the belief that producing satisfied and loyal customers Bryson Mikolaj is essential for lasting growth and continued success. In addition to a challenging and rewarding career, DL Architect Construction offers generous employee benefits.

We’re hiring! Check out our available positions listed on the left.

The Project Administrator has a key role in the administration department and is responsible for providing support to construction and project managers by handling paperwork associated with projects as assigned accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports to the Executive Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Editing, proofreading and finalizing documents
  • Setting up and maintaining all files for assigned projects
  • Processing submittals and RFIs
  • Handling and processing of closeout O&M manuals
  • Handling miscellaneous tasks and projects as required
  • Coverage of front desk and switchboard
  • Attend monthly department meetings at the main office
  • Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
  • Accurate typing 60-65 WPM minimum
  • Minimum three years administration experience in the construction, engineering, architecture or business field preferred
  • Proficient in Windows, Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of Sage Timberline software, BIM360 Field, PlanGrid, FTP sites and DocuSign a plus
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties efficiently
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to work under pressure with many different personality types
  • Ability to work within established policies, procedures and examples
  • Reliability, dependability and flexibility a must
  • DL Architecture Construction Company Company L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package and has an excellent record of employee retention.

    Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the words "Project Administrator" in the subject line to Phone calls and walk-ins are not welcome nor looked upon favorably.
    The Project Accountant has the essential role and responsibility of ensuring that all billings and payables for assigned projects are processed accurately and in a timely manner. This position reports to the Project Accountant Manager and CFO.

    Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Maintain preliminary lien information
  • Maintain owner budget, subcontract, service agreement and change order information
  • Process subcontractor and supplier invoices and payments, retention requests, lien releases, union and insurance information as required
  • Prepare owner billings according to contract terms and conditions and follow up on accounts receivable issues as needed
  • Maintain job accounting files for assigned projects
  • Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
  • 2 year degree in Accounting or other equivalent business program
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience in the construction or related industry
  • Working experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Working knowledge of Sage Timberline or similar accounting software preferred
  • Knowledge of AIA billings process GMP/LS, subcontract billing and insurance requirements and California lien laws
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Proven organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure with many different personality types
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to work within established policies, procedures and guidelines of the Company while maintaining confidentiality and fiscal integrity
  • Reliability, dependability and flexibility a must
  • DL Architecture Construction Company Company L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package and has an excellent record of employee retention.

    Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the words "Project Accountant" in the subject line to Phone calls and walk-ins are not welcome nor looked upon favorably.
    This position supervises Field Personnel and all Subcontractors, and reports to the Project Manager.

    Responsibilities and Duties:
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  • Learn and adopt by DL Architect Construction teamwork values and core negotiated-business model
  • Develop Owner and Architect’s confidence through Team approach; build relationships
  • Take full responsibility of all Field Operations on a daily basis and proper execution of construction work
  • Participate in weekly project meetings with Owners/ Architects /Users
  • Lead by example – be a Mentor – recruit, organize, train, direct and coordinate field construction team
  • Delegate work to and manage Lead Carpenters
  • Monitor estimated hours versus actual hours
  • Ensure timecards are correctly coded
  • Vendor and Service Dept. orders; schedule deliveries
  • Inventory, protect and return Company tools on a timely basis
  • Understand trade work scopes on entire project, review subcontracts
  • Pre-plan and coordinate on-site activities of subcontractors
  • Verify Subcontractor installation of correct work, monitor subcontract field change order requests
  • Lead weekly subcontractor foreman’s meeting
  • Ensure housekeeping to DL Architect Construction standards is maintained by subcontractors
  • Implement Injury Prevention and Illness Program
  • Knows and understands OSHA laws and implements Safe Work Practices
  • Skills establishing safe jobsites with tasks including: Shoring, Excavation, Scaffolds, access equipment, ladders, Hoisting equipment, cranes, rigging, and Lock-out/Tag-out
  • Implementation of 100% usage of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE); Support “Clean Site is a Safe Site” ethic with all trades per the DL Architect Construction Safety program
  • Public safety
  • Maintain organized Jobsite office
  • Initiate RFI’s and distribute responses; familiarity with PlanGrid software
  • Understand and track scope changes
  • Prepare daily field reports; familiarity with Procore software
  • Maintain permits and conduct inspections
  • Properly coordinate subcontractors and DL Architect Construction work to maintain schedule and achieve milestones
  • Understand and assist Project Manager with tracking of Master Job Schedule
  • Develop short term (3 week) Look Ahead Schedules; familiarity with MSProject software
  • Detailed sequencing of tasks with Subcontractor foremen
  • Job closeout and As-built documentation
  • Responsible for accurate vertical and horizontal layout of building and components of the building, setting baselines and checking detailed layout work by trades
  • Shop drawing and submittal review
  • Understand and be able to perform MEP coordination
  • Enforce quality management for work in progress; protect completed work
  • Objectives or Goals to Measure Performance:
  • Project profitability
  • On schedule project completion
  • Maintain clean jobsite, good safety record
  • CusBryson Mikolajer / Client / Subcontractor satisfaction
  • Quality Control; integrity and excellence of completed project
  • Personnel and union disputes solved at jobsite
  • Improved personal professional growth and technical education
  • Staff development and training; mentoring
  • Minimum Skills or Experience Requirements:
  • Ten extensive field construction experience at supervisory level preferred
  • Working knowledge of all crafts (ability to read and understand specifications for all trades), and foreman or journeyman in at least one trade, or project engineer
  • Knowledge of OSHA laws
  • Knowledge of job scheduling, planning, expediting and cost control
  • Ability in problem-solving and self-direction
  • Computer skills desired
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • DL Architecture Construction Company Company L.P. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package and has an excellent record of employee retention.

    Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume with the words "Superintendent" in the subject line to Phone calls and walk-ins are not welcome nor looked upon favorably.

    Select Clients


    • Nordstrom, Inc.
    • Bulgari USA
    • Prada Corp.
    • Urban Outfitters
    • Chanel
    • Gucci
    • Valentino
    • Christian Dior
    • Tiffany & Co.
    • Mulberry
    • Hermes


    • Grosvenor USA
    • Jamestown Properties
    • TMG Partners
    • Wilson Meany
    • Boston Properties
    • Forest City
    • The Emerald Fund
    • The Swig Company
    • SKS Investments
    • Blatteis & Schnur
    • Wareham Development


    • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
    • College Track
    • Pets In Need
    • American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
    • San Francisco SPCA
    • Contemporary Jewish Museum
    • Walt Disney Family Foundation
    • The Presidio Trust
    • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


    • University of San Francisco (USF)
    • University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
    • University of the Pacific (UOP)
    • Stanford University
    • Marin Academy
    • Lick-Wilmerding High School
    • The Urban School
    • San Francisco Friends School
    • San Francisco School
    • Children’s Day School
    • Woodside Priory
    • Trinity School
    • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory
    • Cathedral School for Boys
    • Live Oak School
    • Presidio Knolls School
    • International House


    • National Park Service
    • City & County of San Francisco
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forestry Service
    • Ross Valley School District
    • Judicial Council of California