our heritage


Bull Stockwell Allen was founded on the longstanding Bay Area tradition of building in relation to site and the surrounding environment. Our firm was established in 1968 by Henrik Bull, John Field, Dan Volkmann, and Sherwood “Woody” Stockwell, four renowned architects who shared a desire to create memorable places for people. In the years that followed, Bull Field Volkmann Stockwell built a reputation for honest structural expression and an ability to reinforce the natural connection between indoor and outdoor spaces using appropriate materials. Our firm was an early proponent of environmentally sensitive design, which has since become a hallmark of today’s eco-resorts and sustainable communities. We pioneered the fundamentals of snow country design within the winter resort industry, achieving international recognition. Today, we continue to build on our heritage of design innovation.


Today we value this heritage as a fundamental part of our DNA.