Who we are

FOLIO architects is a woman owned, architectural and interior design firm that provides multi-disciplinary design services to both private and public-sector clients. Established in 2001, FOLIO is a growing company whose members have over 25 years of experience in the programming, planning & design of interior life science, high tech and commercial office projects. Projects have included research and process development labs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, GLP and GMP facilities, data centers and corporate offices.

Located in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of bio-tech and high-tech innovation, Folio has been completing successful projects for a wide variety of start-up to development stage, to established corporations, consistently accumulating a longer list of satisfied clients. One thing that has remained stable, is the reliability of our team to provide the highest level of quality service for our clients. Choosing to have a serious dedication for the project as a top priority allows us to keep our staff efficient and effective, with an emphasis on high-quality work over high-quantity volume.

We listen very carefully to our clients’ requirements and goals and enjoy the challenge of solving their needs. Our holistic approach to design is augmented by strong technical expertise and a commitment to the clients and users we serve for the best integration of design and functionality. A respect for our clients’ objectives and our responsive attitude enables us to analyze and develop solutions that emphasize high quality design, attention to detail, and strict adherence to budgets and schedules.

All of our work is a result of repeat work or referrals from past clients – a testament to the quality of our work. We pride ourselves in working fast, succeeding on tight schedules and being an appropriately sized firm for quick response and the timely resolution of issues. Our reward and fulfillment is designing spaces that fulfill project requirements, functionally and experimentally, for the people.


To design timeless spaces that empower people to be inspired creatively, emotionally and spiritually.



During the rapid expansion of our Hayward campus, Folio Architects helped us with multiple projects simultaneously. With a clear understanding of our goals, Folio provided us aesthetically pleasing solutions that met our functional requirements. The collaborative approach, depth of experience & professionalism of their team was a contributing factor to the success of the projects.

Alex Prasad
Project Management, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Folio architects has for several years, provided excellent comprehensive facilities planning, architecture, programming, and interior design services at SLAC. Deepa and her staff at Folio Architects have shown outstanding level of professional dedication, dependability and customer service in all projects they undertook , regardless of the projects’ size. I can always rely on Deepa and her team to pull through challenging space programming issues at the laboratory.

Hieu H. Dao
Director Facilities Project Management, SLAC NationalAccelerator Laboratory