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Our Vision

Our vision is to set the standard in innovative, high performance, energy efficient and strategic design. 

J. Paul Asaro, Candice Asaro, Asaro Architecture

As a design partnership, we personally engage with our clients from start to finish.

Jerome Paul Asaro

J. PAUL ASARO has thirty years of architectural experience as a California licensed professional architect and two decades as a licensed general contractor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree with Honors from UC Berkeley's School of Architecture in 1983. Prior to this, he lived in Paris, France and studied at the Sorbonne after completing his general undergraduate requirements at UC San Diego on the Dean's Honor List. 

Candice Asaro

CANDICE ASARO began her career in the field of building design creating residential renderings.  Candice brings an exceptional eye to interior design, furnishings and material selections, as well as visualization and virtual walk through rendering.

strategic design 


The roof offers valuable real estate for solar panels or rain water collection systems. However, the roof and eaves are also susceptible to fire and wind. Special care should be taken to consider both the opportunities and the vulnerabilities of this critical component.

building envelope

Secure Home, Custom Home, Architect, Architecture, Self Reliant, Fire Safe, Off-Grid, High Performance, Design, Architecture

emp protection

Shield equipment or the entire home from EMP or solar flare. 


Doors can make an easy entrance for a fire or intruder.

Note: the door itself may not be the weakest link. Make sure the entire door assembly can withstand the pressure.

Designing, building and retrofitting for security means making sure there are no weak links in your home's protection.


Standard glass is vulnerable to extreme temperature, weather, and forced entry. Ballistic rated windows or protective shutters can shield these entry points into the home. 


Basement, storm shelter, root cellar or bunker. An underground space can enhance your family's lifestyle while providing excellent protective capabilities. Temperature control, air filtration and security features are important features to consider when designing an underground space.

strategic design 

William Shatner Heartbeat of America and Asaro Architecture

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Past board member of the CVC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

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