Jeremiah Tolbert

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about Jeremiah Tolbert

Principal

Tolbert Design Architects

Jeremiah Tolbert LEED AP, AIA is the founding principal of Tolbert Design Architects, of Oakland, CA which has de­veloped a national reputation for the design of a range of major public and private buildings, high-tech/startup tenant improvements, university and institutional projects, and high-end custom homes.

He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and is the past-President of the American Institute of Ar­chitects East Bay chapter where he resided over the third largest chapter in the state of California as the youngest president the board ever had. He is the former teacher of ARE’s (Architecture Registration Exams) and promotes education on vital design topics in the community and supports outreach for current and aspiring architects. During his presidency, he started an annual week-long Ar­chitecture Youth Camp where he introduces architecture to underrepresented youth in the community. He has been the personal architect to Silicon Valley Developer John Arrillaga Sr. and has done over 110 million dollars worth of work for his personal and philanthropic founda­tion. Prior to starting his own firm in 2010, he worked at a design firm in San Francisco, CA.

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