Stewart Associates has been in business for more than 30 years. During that time we have done over 750 (honestly we have lost count at this point) residential projects. Our experience means that we can efficiently design your new home or remodel and we look forward to working with you to create a home that you will enjoy for many years to come.



John decided to become an architect after visiting Taliesen, Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green, Wisconsin when he was 14.  He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He has been a Registered California Architect since 1983 and holds a National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate.  Mr. Stewart has been the Principal of Stewart Associates for over 30 years.  In the past 15 years, the firm has specialized in custom residential design of both new homes and remodels. As a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), John firmly supports a sustainable design practices.

In addition to his work at Stewart Associates, John is very active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). John has served on the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County AIA for ten years as: Director, Secretary, Vice President, and as President in 2010. He has spearheaded and led many design charrettes (one-day collaborative workshops) for the AIA, most recently as a co-chair of the 2010 Facebook/Menlo Park Charrette. He is a member of a national advisory group of 15 architects for the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) a Knowledge Community of AIA. He has taught Architecture at the College of San Mateo and Interior Design at the Art Institute of California – Sunnyvale. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and a visiting critic at The Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

John also enjoys producing music events to raise funds for such organizations as: Team in Training: Guitars Not Guns and Susan G. Komen Cancer Research. He is in the process of forming a nonprofit organization called The Red Rooster Roadhouse Foundation that will provide seed money to support struggling artists and musicians.