Profile of EarthStar Architects:
Principles: James P. Starkovich &
Thuyen Q. Nguyenphuc, A.I.A. : The partners of EarthStar
Architects include James P. Starkovich and Thuyen Q. Nguyenphuc who together have for over 40 years
provided efficient, creative and exciting architectural solutions to a wide variety of diverse and distinguished
projects and clients. Together our professional staff includes experienced technical support members, utilizing state-of-the-art
technology, catering to our clients special needs. Our primary services include: Architecture; Master Planning; and Interior
Design. We specialize in unique hard-to-solve projects that require special attention at all levels of the approval
process and projects that require special creative design solutions that can bring the highest level of success
to your special project.
The firm was originally founded in 1972 by architect James P. Starkovich who was later joined by Thuyen
Q. Nguyenphuc as partner under the name of Habitec: Architecture & Planning to provide
Architecture, Master Planning and Interior Design of the highest quality and creativity to the new frontier of high-tech
electronic companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, which would eventually be called "Silicon Valley". After
more than 25 years and 600 completed projects, many of which are displayed here, and serving the largest and
smallest of sophisticated clients and developers, in 1995, James P. Starkovich then founded EarthStar Architects, to
not only continue his successful architectural practice and tradition, but also to create a firm more selective
in clients and projects. And a firm that reflects an exceptional "one-on-one" client service and
one that selects "one-at-a-time" distinguished projects. With a similar vision, Thuyen also founded Charrette
Design, many projects of which are also displayed here, jointly and in collaboration, as part
of EarthStar Architects. Since then, after more than 15 additional years, this successful design philosophy and association
between EarthStar Architects and Charrette Design has led to the completion of many recognizable
award winning projects, which are not only located in California and Silicon Valley, but nationally and internationally.
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- Provide the best "one-on-one" client service possible
to selected "one-at-a-time" distinguished projects.
each client feel that they are the only client, and that they have the most interesting project.
- Create unique and creative architecture benefiting not only the client but also
the surrounding local and regional community.
- Promote "green", sustainable
and energy efficient architectural projects that support the environment.
project practicality, functionality, and a realistic construction budget and completion timetable.
Hotel Los Gatos Resort and Spa
Historic Paul Masson Mountain Winery & Concert
/ Vietnamese Embassy / Washington, D.C.
Palmacia: Resort by the Sea / La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Historic San Jose Country Club Clubhouse Renovation
Vietnamese Resorts, Hotels
Vista Beach Homes
Our Lady of Peace National Shrine
Nation's First Solar R and D Buildings
Vietnamese Heritage Garden and Pagoda
Designed over 20 Million Sq. Ft. of Building Space
Master Planned more than 2,000 Acres
of Business Parks
Designed Award Winning Apartment & Senior Housing Projects