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Marcus & Willers Architects

Since coming to the Sonoma Valley in 1989 and establishing our practice, we have designed buildings ranging from residential additions to entire neighborhoods. We value our continuing relationships with clients, contractors and building officials, and appreciate how important these relationships are in achieving successful building projects. Our greatest source of satisfaction is in exceeding our clients expectations.

We are architects because we believe that the built environment, be it a neighborhood or a bedroom, can be designed to make a difference in people’s lives. We get great satisfaction out of working with our clients to translate their dreams into three dimensions, creating places that respond the qualities of their surroundings, are respectful of the environment, and capture the personalities of our clients.

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Carol Marcus

Carol Marcus

Carol received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, and Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1983. She has been a licensed architect in California since 1986.

Carol was a past chair of the City of Sonoma Design Review Commission.

She has also served as a board member on variety local non-profit organizations including The Sonoma Ecology Center and The Sonoma Valley Farmworkers Housing Group.

Bill Willers

Bill Willers

Bill Willers

Bill received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. He has been a licensed architect in California since 1988.

Bill served on the  City of Sonoma Planning Commission for 8 years until 2017.

He has also served as a commissioner on the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commssion and on a variety City of Sonoma design related Task Force Committees. Including the Town Design Guidelines Task Force and the Redevelopment Funds Task Force.

Client Reviews

Bill and Carol are two of the most professional and personable architects one could ask for. Our team has had them design three new construction luxury homes for us and the workflow has been flawless on all fronts. Their experience in design and what is relevant to today’s market is an invaluable component to any design build team. Their relationships with the local municipalities and knowledge of the incredibly complex permitting landscape is hugely beneficial. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for the best of the best. They really have an eye for what works and can save you money up front with thoughtful design concepts.
After looking for the "right home" for four plus years we were anxious to move in as quickly as possible. Marcus & Willers got right to work and did a tremendous job of listening to us and intuiting what we really were looking for. We could not be happier with the end result and the process was actually a pleasure. I should also add that they did a first rate job of working/coordinating everyone involved. We were out of the country for an extended period of time during the project and yet they kept us informed which we both appreciated and enjoyed. It is hard for us to imagine that a project could go more smoothly and we are thrilled to wake up every morning in our remodeled home.
After purchasing a 50's ranch house on a 5 acre property, we began working with the husband and wife team Bill Willers and Carol Marcus. Phase 1 involved designing and building a guest house and a pool house in 2014. Bill has an excellent sense of landscaping and was very helpful with the plans to integrate landscape with the design of the structures. After being very pleased with working with Marcus & Willers on phase 1 of our project, we are now in the midst of phase 2 : the major remodeling of the main house. We highly recommend Marcus & Willers Architects.

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