Steven Sharafian counsels and provides risk management services to architects, engineers and landscape architects. He also prepares, analyzes and negotiates design related agreements. Mr. Sharafian trained as an architect at the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches a graduate architectural professional practice course. He represents design firms with diverse practice areas and that range in size from large international firms to solo practitioners. Mr. Sharafian provides advice and counsel to various professional associations that serve design professionals.

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P: 415-397-2222
F: 451-397-6392

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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Architecture, 1983
  • University of Santa Clara Law School, J.D., 1986


  • Member of the California Bar

Recent Accomplishments

  • Continuing Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, School of Environmental Design, 1989 – 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Special Achievement Award, AIA San Francisco, 2009
Professional & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Architects, Associate
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, Affiliate

Civic Affiliations

  • Pro bono legal services to Public Architecture
  • Numerous presentations and seminars to national, state and local design professional organizations and firms

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk management counseling for design professionals
  • Analyzing design professional agreements
  • Preparing design professional industry documents
  • Standard of care
  • Indemnification obligations
  • Loss prevention and risk management

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