BAD STUDIO (Bay Area Design Studio) is an Architecture and Design firm based in Richmond and Truckee, CA focused on innovation. We strive to involve ourselves with projects that are exciting, whether they are residential, commercial, institutional, furniture, or even something as small as a logo.

Why BAD?

Bad can be good. We think of things a little differently from our peers. We’re not a typical architecture or creative studio. We are interested in all aspects of design: the urban condition, the suburban condition, public interest, creative solutions, the simple, the abstract, the experimental, the avant-garde. We are dedicated to the counter-intuitive. We are thinkers, we are designers, we are strategists. We are a general design firm interested in everything that shapes our world. We are interested in any project that is innovative.

What We Do

  • Full Service Architecture / Interior Design

  • Design-Build

  • Creative Strategy and Branding

  • Property Development

  • Furniture Design

  • Master Planning and Schematic Design



Joshua Horne

Josh is a highly sought after designer who grew up in North Carolina and Philadelphia, and has lived in California since 2000. He received his degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley with Honors, where he received a full academic scholarship and numerous design awards. In the span of his career he has worked at various notable firms in the Bay Area, where he designed wineries, custom residences, and offices all over California.

Josh is also a City of Richmond Arts and Culture Commissioner, and in his free time enjoys hiking with his dogs, home improvement projects, and traveling as much as possible.


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