Nottoscale is a San Francisco based collaborative office for architecture, interiors and design, that was founded in 2002 by Peter Strzebniok. The practice merges a distinctively European aesthetic with innovative sustainable design solutions, the exploration of spatial relationships and a new look at materiality in order to create unique design solutions. Nottoscale’s body of work includes the design and construction of projects ranging from residential architecture to commercial interior design including retail, office space, restaurants and bars in California and the larger United States.
Peter Strzebniok is originally from Germany and has been living in the United States since 1994. He has architectural degrees from Germany and the U.S. and is a licensed architect both in California and Berlin, Germany. Peter has more than 14 years of professional experience with a broad range of projects ranging from large-scale civic buildings, universities and museums to restaurants, residential and small-scale commercial spaces. Peter has worked on several significant design projects such as the Student Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology by OMA, the Jewish Museum in San Francisco by Daniel Libeskind, and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Nottoscale’s work is rooted in an exploration and generation of a modern vocabulary that is informed by program, process, the innovative use of material and an emphasis on spatial relationships. The studio uses the analysis and integration of given constraints – like site conditions, technical as well as material properties, economic limits and program – as an opportunity for creativity, emphasizing the unique character of each project.