Isaman design, Inc. is a full service Architecture firm based in San Luis Obispo. Founded in 2006 by architect Bill Isaman, the firm works on a variety of projects ranging from custom residential to commercial mixed-use spaces.
With the honest approach of putting the clients and their needs first, Isaman design aims to produce thoughtfully designed spaces that cater to a variety of budgets and aesthetic preferences. With the philosophy that good design does not mean adhering to any one specific style, the team focuses on examining financial, environmental and client specific considerations with each project.
Bill loves his job as an architect and feels fortunate to work and live in beautiful San Luis Obispo, Ca. Bill grew up in construction, framing custom homes for his father’s General Contracting business – it was at that time when Bill was introduced to architecture. Though he enjoyed the challenges of building, the idea of designing structures was much more intriguing. He studied and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, School of Architecture and Environmental Design in 1998. After working for a large architecture firm for many years, Bill decided to open his own practice in 2006.
Bill has two boys, Will and Joe, and loves spending time on the baseball and football fields with them as much as possible. He and his wife Kelly enjoy traveling and enjoying the “SLO life” with a tall glass of wine.
Leslie graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a minor in Construction Management. She loves a good wine & cheese pairing. Leslie also enjoys hands-on creative activities like helping friends and family with eclectic DIY projects and cooking/baking new delights to satisfy her husband’s southern food cravings.
Kate graduated from the architecture program at Cal Poly and is continuing to enjoy all that the California Central Coast has to offer. An outdoor enthusiast, Kate spends her extracurricular time diving, fishing, cycling and running. Her main creative outlet is photography, which she enjoys recreationally and professionally as a part time wedding and events photographer. Travelling is another passion of Kate’s, but when in town she and her husband Chris reside in Los Osos, fully embracing beach living.
Karen received her bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Masters of Architecture from SUNY- Buffalo. Her love of architecture was born in 7th grade when she worked for a day in an architect’s office. Her passion for design, creative problem solving, and communication has led her successful career from New York in the Adirondacks, back to Colorado, and now to the Central Coast. She studied in Rome for a summer semester in college.
Karen recently moved to SLO with her husband and two kids from the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been practicing architecture in the Aspen area for 15 years. She feels so lucky to be raising her kids in San Luis Obispo along with the year round gardening, biking, and all the kids’ sports.
Cooper spent most of his early years in the Tahoe area, working for his father’s construction and design company. After working in the construction trade and deciding he was interested in a career in the field of architecture, he moved to the Central Coast to pursue school. Cooper graduated from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Architectural Technology. In his free time he enjoys surfing, cooking and working with his horses. He and his wife live in Templeton and are embracing wine country living.
Sergio is a creative soul who knew he wanted to study architecture at a very young age. Ranging from his love of Legos, creative mind, and passion for design, he knew he would pursue a career in architecture. Sergio earned his Bachelor of Architecture Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, School of Architecture and Environmental Design. His personal architectural philosophy emphasizes the importance of sustainability and impactful design. He decided to begin his career in the beautiful city of San Luis Obispo and truly become a SLOcal. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, building furniture, cooking, spending time with his dog, and an ice-cold 805.