Custom tailored architecture & design

Knock Architecture and Design is a full service architecture and design firm founded in 2009 in San Francisco, CA. With over 20 years of experience, 18 of those focused in the San Francisco Bay Area, Knock A+D offers extensive expertise in local residential and small commercial projects. In addition, Knock A+D has a diverse background that includes a wide range of project types, from international campus masterplans to custom made furniture.

Ryan Knock, AIA, architect and principal of Knock A+D, is a Licensed architect in the State of California, a LEED accredited Professional and a Certified Green Building Professional. He earned a Bachelors Degree in 2001 from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design, where he received several honors and awards.

Knock Architecture and Design's vision is to make warm, modern, sustainable, and well crafted spaces that are rooted in place. Every project begins with a thorough documentation of the site and surrounding character, followed by in depth investigation into how the users or dwellers plan to use the space, and what their day to day patterns, inspiration and dreams are. This leads to highly tailored solutions, which are catered to local environment and community but also to those who work, visit or reside there. High attention to construction quality, detail, and finishing touches, with hands on service throughout the entire project, result in textured and rich spaces which speak to the way the materials are assembled, and represent the character of both the building within a neighborhood, and also the personalities and character of those who dwell there.

The Firm's work has been featured in print and online, featured at,,, SF Gate, SF Curbed, and SF Gardens and Cottages. 

Knock A+D's San Francisco office is located along the sunny beloved Union Street, at Fillmore Street, with immediate access to the Marina District, Cow Hollow, and Pacific Heights, and convenient to all neighborhoods of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area and North Bay. Knock A+D's Sonoma office is located in the Boyes Hot Springs neighborhood and offers services to the Sonoma Valley and Greater Sonoma area (50 miles within the Sonoma town Square). Ryan shares his time residing, with his wife and two dogs, between an apartment in the Pacific Heights Neighborhood of San Francisco and their ranch style home in the Sonoma Valley.