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Lionakis is a multi-disciplined design firm – architecture, engineering, planning, interiors, graphics, and sustainability - that is focused on delivering high-quality and inspirational projects in several core markets, including Civic, Commercial, Education, and Healthcare. Founded in 1909, Lionakis is a firm built on the values of relationships, performance, and design. Our continuous commitment to these ideals has led us to be nationally ranked in both Engineering News-Record’s Top Design Firms and Top Green Design Firms publications. We are also nationally recognized as one of the 2013 Best Firms to Work For in both Architecture and Multi-Discipline Firm categories by Zweigwhite.

  • Relationships—Over 80% of our projects come from repeat clients. We believe they are a testament to our success.

  • Performance—Lionakis is ranked in the top 30 of California’s leading architectural firms.

  • Design—We bring our clients’ visions to reality through creativity, technology, and sustainable design solutions. At the heart of our solutions is a passion for designs that work.

We provide eligible employees with paid time off, holiday pay, and a competitive benefits package. Lionakis promotes employee development through a combination of mentoring and formal training for staff at all levels. The Lionakis Emerging Professionals (EP) Program is designed to provide employees seeking professional Licensure with the necessary knowledge, tools, and support to achieve their goals. The Lionakis Foundation is an employee-driven, charitable-giving program that provides a voice for our employees in our corporate giving, promotes volunteerism and personal giving through our matching funds program, and works to build a better community through our collective efforts. Lionakis is committed to promoting employee health and wellness through Wellness at Lionakis. We encourage healthy lifestyle choices by sharing and facilitating health-related initiatives, hosting professional guest speakers and events, supporting pertinent community activities, and providing informational materials and resources.

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Year Established
Nature of Business
Office Type
Branch office
Total: 210
Type of Work
Civic (library/courthouse)
Educational facilities
Interior Architecture
Work Locations
San Francisco
Other California
Other US
Firm Principals
Megan Ackerley - Managing Principal
Tim Hernaez - Healthcare Principal
Jonathan McMurtry - Education Principal
Gordon L'Estrange - Commercial/Interiors Senior Associate

Contact Information

101 Montgomery Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104