Principals + Corporate Officers

Glenda Flaim

Managing Principal

M.Arch l University of California Berkeley

Licensed Architect in CA l 2010

LEED AP for Homes l 2012


Glenda has been with Butler Armsden Architects since 2004. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Master in Architecture and received her architecture license in 2010. Glenda’s design sensibilities are informed in part by her youth and education in Italy. In fact, she came to architecture via a long lignage of builders, including her father and both paternal and maternal grandparents. Their work included a range of specialities, from restoring historic buildings to building infrastructure for roads and airports. Suffice it to say, she has been home on the job site since a young age. Glenda studied architecture at IUAV in Venice, Italy before attending Berkeley.

Glenda has led numerous projects in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area, including the Sea Cliff Sculptural, that reinterprets a traditional Mediterranean home in a modern sparse aesthetic, the award winning Valley of the Moon Retreat, which mediates an artful balance between the growth of a Sonoma forest and the precise composition of the built environment, and the Portola Valley Courtyard House, inspired by the early California hacienda’s design. Melding modern architecture into a historical context has been a signature of many of her projects.

Glenda has also been a driving force in the formation of Butler Armsden’s interior design department, and her designs have made their way into many clients’ homes. With a sharp eye for detail and an extensive knowledge of high-quality textures and materials, Glenda creates refined spaces that thoughtfully integrate the client’s personality and preferences.

In Glenda’s spare time, she participates in architectural competitions in Italy and the U.S., spends time in her garden, and cooks at her home.