Delta Law Office Building
Bayview at Belmont Housing Project
Waterfront Mixed
KC Chew Residence Design Proposal
East West Mall
Misc Projects
First Baptist Church



Ivan S. Chow Architect

Pleasant Hill CA (1992-1996), Amherst MA (2003-present)


Ivan S. Chow, AIA, NCARB



Mission Statement (circa 1992)


Ivan S. Chow Architect, believes that successful projects result from good communication of ideas through graphic, written and verbal forms. We believe that small businesses, attention to detail and personal relationships have an impact on the world; that low overhead, fair prices and right motives are a normal part of doing business; and that social responsibility, affordability and environmental and cultural sensitivity are the architectural themes for this generation. We are committed to the practice of sound professional ethics and to the use of our professional abilities in the service of the community and its environment."
















The following is a list of projects types which the principal has had work experience:

  • Multi-family residential development

  • Single-family residential design

  • Commercial tenant improvement

  • County government facilities planning

  • Retirement community design

  • Institutional building design

  • Restaurant design

  • Non-profit consulting for Christian mission work

  • Competition entries

  • Business and professional graphic design

  • Feasibility studies and analyses

  • Program design and space planning

  • Expert witness work

  • Sketch design and rendering


Sample Projects


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Before               After

Madden Residence - Phase I (1992), II (1996) and III (2001)



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Before                  After


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Rubanyi Residence

Alamo, CA, 1993



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Before                  After

Baskerville Residence

Belmont, CA, 1992



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Altarinda Land Subdivision

Orinda, CA, 1994



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The Phoenician Resort Design Proposal, Virgin Islands, 1994



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Waterfront Development Project

Antioch, CA, 1992-98



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Delta Law Office Project

Antioch, CA



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San Marco Casino Sketch



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East West Mall Concept Design

Cambridge, MA, 1995



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University Office Building

Hanoi, Vietnam, 1990


Ivan S. Chow Architect was commissioned by a California development organization to join a credentialed team hosted by the Government of Hanoi to design and construct a new office building on the University of Hanoi campus as part of an U.S. educational program. In addition, the team was to look at remodeling an existing dormitory to house the U.S. staff who were a part of the installation.


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Existing dorm      Plan for remodel



Site plan                                                  Floor plans


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Note: Due to Vietnamese economic and political instability, it is unknown at this time whether the building was ever constructed.




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Trellis design project, Alamo, CA, 1994





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