About McGlashan Architecture


Since 2004, McGlashan Architecture has been designing beautiful places in California and Oregon.

Specialties include:

  • homes, houses of worship, restaurants, schools, mountain cabins, small commercial buildings, living roofs
  • indoor/outdoor connections, natural light, salvaged materials, creative solutions, efficient planning, durable structures
  • energy efficient, healthy, local and natural building solutions
  • expressive, fresh, just-right designs–both modern and timeless
  • good contractor relationships
  • leading clients through the complicated process of construction, positively and comfortably

Principal Architect Scott McGlashan, AIA, grounds his practice in a deep respect for the environment and a love of building. After graduating from Yale University, Scott earned a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, specializing in environmental science, energy efficiency, and construction techniques. He has experience in cabinetmaking, carpentry, boat-building, and custom fabrication. Before launching McGlashan Architecture in 2004, he spent two years teaching construction skills as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West Indies and five years working with Leger Wanaselja Architecture, a small nationally-recognized ecological design/build firm. He is licensed to practice architecture in California and can tackle projects anywhere.

Now he enjoys working closely with clients and nurturing the many relationships involved in the creation of beautiful places. McGlashan Architecture seeks creative projects from elegant new homes to artful custom furniture, from small commercial buildings to well-crafted residential additions.

California License C-30322

Partner Architect Shawn Fritz has been an architect in Northern California for over twenty years. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University, got his California License in 2004, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Before joining McGlashan Architecture, Shawn worked for Kava Massih Architects, Hulburd Design, Starkweather Bondy, and Lundburg Design and managed the architectural metal shop at Lundberg Design for 4 years. He has a experience designing a range of project types from high-end residential and schools to large multi-family developments.

California License C-29770


Call (510) 549-2102 or email info@mcglashanarchitecture.com to find out how we work.