arete, inc.

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Pursuit of Excellence

A Creative Architecture Firm in Concord, CA

Create buildings that meet your needs for style and functionality with services from aretê. Our architecture firm in Concord, CA, offers a wide range of architectural services for residential and commercial clients in Northern California.

Using Computer Aided Design (CAD), we provide you with architectural design alternatives for your project so that it is unique. This tool also offers 3D views so that you can see beforehand how your structure will look.

Additionally, our philosophy involves a collaborative approach to architecture that includes working with you, the client, to turn your vision into reality.

Scope of Work

Design commissions of aretê encompass a wide geographic region that stretches from Hawaii to Chicago. It includes a variety of architectural styles from traditional to contemporary. The result is experience with many design review boards, planning commissions, and city agencies; experience that ultimately benefits future clients and projects.


For our work, the firm has received the prestigious Gold Nugget Merit Awards in the category of "Five Best Custom Homes." The competition includes 14 southern and western states, Hawaii, and countries along the Pacific Rim.

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(925) 326-3792

Commercial Design Services

At our architecture firm in Concord, CA, we provide a number of design services for commercial clients throughout the region. Our skilled team has experience working on a variety of business spaces, from restaurants and retail stores to high-end corporate offices.

No matter what type of commercial property you need to build, trust our architects to help develop your blueprints and building plans. It is our goal to make your design process as efficient as possible while helping to make your building goals a reality. So contact us when you need an office design service to help you plan out your new commercial space. We are one of the area’s best architect companies.

Our office design service allows you to create a custom space where form meets function. We'll work closely with you to plan the office that balances your aesthetic concerns with your practical needs. Let us know what you are looking for in your next commercial building. We'll put together the right ideas for a new office where your team and operation can thrive.

We have worked with businesses of all types and sizes. With our knowledge and experience, you can expect nothing less than excellent service. Our company will work hard to ensure that all the relevant considerations have been addressed. Every business needs a fully functional environment to work in. Your workspace ultimately influences your company's productivity, culture, and identity. It's crucial that you work with an architectural firm that understands how to do the job correctly.

We look forward to working with you on your upcoming commercial design needs. When you choose our firm, you are getting a proactive team that prioritizes your complete satisfaction with our design services. Our goal is to create a personalized, positive customer experience every time. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please don't hesitate to reach out to our office.

Designing Your Dream Home

In addition to our commercial planning services, our team also handles the design and planning of residential spaces. Whether you are looking to build your one-of-a-kind dream home or you need a design for your large-scale housing development, our architects have the skills to help.

With our residential architect design services, we will work closely with you to determine the look and style you want for your new home and will develop plans to make your dream a reality. Reach out to our office to discuss the goals you have for your new space and let our award-winning team start working on your design.

About Us

Determined to practice architecture with a unique and responsive approach to architectural design, Kirk A. Shelby and Gary L. Wheeler, founded the firm in 1985. Their goal is to produce architecturally superior projects, responsive to the specific varied needs of the client. The founders' commitment to quality design is evident in their portfolio of custom residences, speculation homes, 1,200 production homes, restaurants, and many retail, office, and commercial projects.


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
After Hours Appointments Are Available, Call to Inquire
1812 Galindo St Suite B
Concord, CA 94520
Serving Northern California

(925) 326-3792