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About Our Company

Experience You Can Count On

Vulkan Designs, Inc. is a dynamic design and development firm with expressive vision. We are a full-service custom residential design firm providing our clients with a comprehensive solution to complete your project. At Vulkan Designs, we enjoy the design challenges of all styles of architecture including Contemporary Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Beach Cottage, Spanish, Craftsman, Victorian, Cape Cod, Mediterranean, Santa Barbara, and Tuscan. Our vast experience ranges between high end residential, destination resorts, large scale mixed-use, commercial, and restaurant design, allowing us to provide solutions beyond your model residential architect.

Strategies

Strategy & Planning

We listen to our clients. At Vulkan Designs, we’re inspired to create the perfect balance between a home and a client’s lifestyle. Each detail is selected to harmonize with every element, creating lasting designs that match our clients’ objectives. Designing a home is a great deal more than translating ideas into floor plans and building elevations. It requires being good listeners and gaining a clear understanding of what a client really wants. It is the small details like a window seat, a flower box or a perfectly framed view that makes a house a home. Our concepts are translated into a fully rendered 3D model with accurate representation of the context and surroundings.

Construction Documents

Every detail matters. The goal is simple: provide a comprehensive set of construction documents that capture every aspect of the project minimizing questions and change orders. We also offer in-house Interior Design and Landscape Architecture services for a fully coordinated result. We are well versed in coordinating approvals from all involved agencies, including Local & State Building Departments, Home Owner’s Associations, and California Coastal Commission.

Project Delivery

Communication is key. We provide personalized service throughout the whole process, from initial design concepts to the move in date and you will deal with the same people from start to finish. A successful project delivery is the result of having a clear and experienced design and construction team. We guide our clients through the contractor bidding negotiation phase and seamlessly follow through with any oversights or cost mitigation options. We are there every step of the way providing detailed walk throughs and regular site visits.

Services

Services include, but are not limited to the following:
• Programming
• Site Feasibility, Analysis & Selection
• As-Built Documentation
• Entitlements
• Zoning & Permit Processing Research & Advice
• Design Presentation & Rendering Services
• Interior Design
• Graphic Design
• Construction Documents
• Project Management
• Bid Evaluation
• Construction Administration
• Life Cycle Cost Analysis
• Sustainable Design Strategies

Trifon Metodiev

Trifon Metodiev

President/CEO

Mr. Metodiev brings over 15 years of architectural design and project management experience to Vulkan Designs with contributions that span across the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America. He has significant experience in the fields of Creative Design, Architecture, Sustainability, Engineering, Construction Management, and Graphic Design.

 

His past experiences include playing an instrumental role in the development and growth of Kollin Altomare Architects. As a designer and project manager, he oversaw design development and construction documents for projects in the fields of residential, hospitality, and restaurants.

 

Mr. Metodiev traveled and studied architecture both in California and abroad, being selected to participate in one of the leading environmental design and research programs at the prestigious Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Trifon’s favorite role in life is being a husband and a father to two incredible boys. When he is not playing with the kids, designing the next award winning project, or actively pursuing new clients, he is in the kitchen pretending to be the next top chef. One thing he learned from his younger days as a champion water polo player and swimmer is that hard work and dedication pays off, something we all need in the field of design and architecture.

Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

Partner

With over 20 years of experience within the United States and abroad, Mr. Williams brings a dynamic to Vulkan Designs that takes every project to the next level. Jesse is a naturally gifted designer with limitless range. Whether an ultra-modern or a classic architectural style, he creates a seamless connection between the interior and exterior spaces forging a timeless design.

 

Mr. Williams was born and raised in Northern California, the heart of wine country. His time away from work is spent with love ones, outdoors in nature, and a rigid weightlifting schedule. Jesse has a passion for continuous education parallel with a hunger to learn and understand the history and diversity of all cultures.

Ron Garcia

Ron Garcia

Project Manager

Mr. Garcia brings over 22 years of technical and design experience in Hospitality, Government, Healthcare, Commercial and Residential real estate. His expertise is production and project management & consultant coordination of construction documents per National CAD Standards.

Mr. Garcia spent over four years producing designs for The Bellagio, Beau Rivage, and Le Jardin Resort, Luxury Hotel, and Casinos and over ten years developing and organizing luxury high-rise residential and mixed-use towers in downtown Los Angeles.

A Los Angeles native, Ron is a deep fan of the Lakers & Dodgers. He is also a devout husband and father of five beautiful children, one currently serving our country in the Armed Forces.

Our Mission

Vulkan Designs is a design firm creating and inspiring award-winning designs aligned with each client’s values. We strive to grow our business by building the best projects, reduce lead times & change orders, and offer unparalleled client satisfaction.

Careers

At Vulkan Designs, Inc., we are always interested in highly qualified candidates for current openings and future opportunities in our design studio, that share our passion for architectural design. Contact us for available positions.