About Acme Architecture

Acme Architecture is dedicated to achieving excellence in the built environment and believes in architecture as an agent of positive change in our lives as individuals and communities.

Acme strives to create memorable environments for our clients through creative collaboration, while working within the realities of program, economics and regulatory requirements.

Acme advocates urban infill development, which protects existing natural and agricultural lands, utilizes existing infrastructure resources and promotes more efficient transportation systems.

Acme believes in building in an environmentally responsible way through the use of appropriate technology and strategies such as energy efficiency, renewable/recycled materials and resource management.

Acme works exclusively in a digital, 3-D, Building Information Model (BIM) format that allows for rapid visualization and testing of design alternatives in an extremely efficient process from initial concept through construction.

Acme has particular expertise in the areas of housing, urban infill and mixed use design, for both the non-profit and market rate sectors.

About Keith Rivera, AIA

Keith Rivera, Principal Architect of Acme Architecture, brings over 25 years of architectural design experience to his clients. His design work has received a number of awards for design excellence and has been widely published by both local and national media, includingArchitecture, Residential Architect and Metropolis Magazine. Keith’s urban design expertise includes mixed use, live-work, urban infill, affordable and market rate housing.

Keith gained invaluable experience in the field of housing while working with the innovative Donald MacDonald, FAIA, in San Francisco. As a Project Architect and Manager for MacDonald, Keith worked on a wide variety of housing / mixed-use projects for both the non-profit and market-rate sectors. Both living and working in the city of San Francisco has given Keith unique and first hand insight into the issues of urban living.

Following this experience, Keith worked with another leader in the field of housing, Barry Berkus, AIA, of Santa Barbara, where Keith’s experience has broadened to include custom residential homes.

1982, Bachelor of Architecture, with Highest Honors California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Fifth Year study: Urban Housing

Registered Architect, California, C17499