We're licensed problem-solvers. By doing the heavy lifting and the fine tuning, we make what can be the long and complex process of developing a project a painless one for our clients. We create forward-thinking design for forward-looking clients.
We adapt our style to the needs of each project with every service we offer. From a service-based architectural firm, we have grown into a design-based firm with an original mindset.
sustainable design + evaluation
value engineering + analysis
post occupancy evaluation
building information modeling (BIM)
visualization / 3D modeling
graphics / signage
furniture design + procurement
graphics / signage
site selection + analysis
facility evaluation + studies
Like custom-made suits, buildings should fit the people who inhabit them. While form may follow function, design follows personality, perspective, ambition, and desire.
As recognized leaders in our industry and community, we take a proactive approach, guiding clients to ideal outcomes.
We make the most of the resources available for design results that are fiscally and environmentally sustainable.
Our work environment is built on open communication and collaboration. We foster an atmosphere where a wealth of ideas and perspectives can flourish.
All team members are encouraged in their personal and professional development. By sharing ideas and experiences, we learn and grow individually and together.
With diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, it’s easy for us to challenge the status quo. We’re constantly pushing the envelope for better design.
Our mission is to elevate the ordinary through a collective vision for design and life.
Our clients look to us to help them create spaces and buildings that serve their needs. Our guidance defines and reinforces brands while providing the most bang for their buck. We inspire and lead clients to make good business decisions throughout the design and construction of their project. Here are just a few of our clients:
If it looks like we’re having fun, it’s because we are! That’s our passion for creativity at work, along with our commitment to realizing the vision we’ve helped our clients develop. With 40 years combined experience, EHA’s partners lead a diverse team that brings a wealth of unique perspectives, devotion to design, and dedication to clients’ happiness to every endeavor.
Jeffrey Eaton AIA, LEED AP
Prior to establishing EHA, Jeffrey founded and operated JE architects for 12 years. Jeffrey brings more than 25 years of experience in the planning and design of private sector commercial hospitality, office, retail and industrial facilities. Jeffrey leads the client/design teams to develop and refine the project goals, program, budgets and schedules. He manages the design staff and our qualified team of consultants through the preparation of all design and construction documentation. Through active collaboration and listening, Jeffrey ensures that each client receives the service and resulting design quality that they deserve. His skillful ability to secure entitlements and jurisdictional approvals results in successful projects that defy traditional time constraints.
Chris Hall AIA, LEED AP
Chris is the chief design strategist at EHA and brings to the practice over 20 years of diverse design management experience. Chris is responsible for developing design direction and implementation on most projects in the office. Born and raised in Hawaii, as a child he preferred drawing to surfing. As a military brat, his family moved around a lot, teaching him to adapt quickly. He was fascinated by the differences of each city, its people and its culture. His creativity is inspired by art, nature and a healthy curiosity for the unknown. When he’s not in the studio, he enjoys traveling, biking and cooking for his wife and daughter. Chris earned his BArch degree from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo.
Prior to establishing eHa, Chris was design director for two well established California firms planning and designing projects in Los Angeles, San Diego and the SF bay area.
AIA, LEED AP
Sr. Project Architect
Sassan is a licensed Architect with over 20 years’ experience in the architectural programming, planning and design of industrial, medical , commercial and office buildings in the SF Bay Area. His projects include medical centers, mixed-use commercial centers and corporate office spaces. His expertise in managing consultant and internal design teams is critical to delivering projects on time and within budget. He has completed many projects from preliminary concept to full exterior and interior construction. Sassan has vast experience in design, code compliance, accessibility, construction documentation and administration during his career.
As an active member of the AIA Silicon Valley Chapter and the North California USGBC, Sassan continues to mentor young architects and designers through a sketching group he founded and through sketching classes he teaches around the Bay Area.
A man of the world. Born in the Middle East. Studied in Malaysia. Lived in China, India and Turkey. Erfan loves traveling to study the different cultures and its architecture. Beside his passion for design and architecture, Erfan is committed to community service. He is involved in Junior Youth Empowerment Programs that help young teens develop themselves through study, service, friendship and the arts. In the studio, his energy is contagious and has earned him the nickname ‘Er-FUN’.
An effective and highly-organized project manager, Amanda has over 10 years of extensive project experience in both commercial and residential design, overseeing many projects. At EHA, she combines her passion for commercial design and her love for space planning. Her interest in design began at an early age, when she was always trying to find the most efficient and cohesive designs, ultimately leading to an undergraduate degree in Interior Design.
Following her father’s love for tinkering, she loves to get her hands dirty in any home improvement project thrown at her. A native of the bay area, in between work and taxiing her kids around, you may find her hiking the local hills, camping where possible and finding a new project to sink her hands into around the house.
A trained physicist, Jamie applies this unusual background for a designer to her work, bringing accuracy, precision, and a physicist’s imagination to her creative designs, along with her formidable skills in CAD and 3D modeling and rendering. Having successfully accomplished another career raising her kids, in her spare time Jamie loves music and enjoys going to Jazz concerts with her husband.
A native of San Francisco, Lidia has always been dedicated to supporting companies and causes she believes in. She attended San Jose State where she studied business administration. Lidia joined EHA with a diverse background in administration and finance for architecture and construction companies. Lidia brings this experience to EHA, supporting our Operations, Accounting and Human Resources activities. On any given weekend you may find Lidia sharing her proud heritage, dancing on a stage at a festival or community event as part of a Mexican folklorico group.
Christelle brings to EHA extensive urban planning and multi-family housing experience, frequently demonstrating her strong technical abilities to solve problems and detail buildings and how they go together. She was born and raised in France, where she graduated from Paris Architecture School, also earning a master’s degree in Architecture and a post graduate degree in Urban Planning. Christelle has a passion for travel and loves discovering new cultures, people, and food. She spends her free time exploring California.
Sr. Job Captain
Shalini is a skilled architectural designer with a wide range of experience in residential, commercial, community and K-12 projects in the San Francisco Bay area. With an educational background in urban planning and architecture, Shalini believes that every project should strive to meet the needs of functionality, health & safety, environmental sustainability and the community at large. She enjoys working on challenging projects that require creative solutions while adhering to complex building code requirements.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, reading the news and baking with her daughter.
Sr. Job Captain
As an architect and designer with over a decade of experience, Kristin Bahir’s passion is to create captivating environments with an attention to fine detail. After receiving a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan, she has gone on to work in a variety of settings ranging from designing a temple in China, carefully renovating historical buildings in the Middle East & detailing luxury residential and retail spaces in New York City. Now happy to call Silicon Valley home, Kristin is always excited for the next design challenge.
Abha Mistry LEED GA
An experienced and well-traveled architectural designer, Abha Mistry has worked on a wealth of diverse projects both residential and commercial, and developed just as varied a set of accomplishments, from conceptual design and navigating complex building codes to helping spearhead virtual reality as a design tool at her last firm. She shares her knowledge, along with her keen understanding of design, to her students while teaching at South Dakota State University, and is always ready to mentor younger colleagues.
Abha is passionate about good design and how it can have such a profound impact on not only a person’s life, but on a community and the natural environment. Sustainability, efficiency, adaptability, and beauty are what make good design meaningful for her. She strives to make these elements part of every project she works on. Abha received her BS and MArch from the University of Minnesota.