About GFH Architecture

GFH Architecture, Planning & Graphics is a Central Coast based architectural design firm providing California with full architectural design and planning services since 1981. We offer full Architectural Services, Planning, Design & Drafting, Engineering, Master Planning, & more!

GFH Architecture, Planning & Graphics represents over three decades of innovative and forward-thinking designs and construction experience. The principal Architect, Gary F Harcourt, has directed a wide range of commercial and residential architectural projects throughout California.

We are constantly growing and improving the quality and scope of services provided. Our goal is to provide individual, comprehensive and cost effective professional services tailored to best serve the needs of each client, as well as the needs of the community as a whole. We can help you create your next functional, cost-effective design with our in-house experts and our wide-range consultant base. Regardless of the scale or type of project, our enthusiasm remains.

On your next project, select a firm as unique as you are!

We Specialize In

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Additions & Remodels
  • Assisted Living
  • Church & School
  • Entertainment & Restaurant
  • Financial & Governmental
  • Garages
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Master Planning Projects
  • Medical
  • Multi-Residential
  • Residential
  • Residential Pln'g Development
  • Studio Apts


What Services Do You Offer?

We offer full Architectural Services, Planning, Design & Drafting, Engineering, Master Planning, & more!

How Long Have You Been In Business?

We have been in business for over 35 years. GFH Architecture, Planning & Graphics is a Central Coast based architectural design firm providing full architectural design and planning services throughout California since 1981.

What Sets You Apart From Other Architects?

GFH Architecture has a unique and proven, successful approach to discovering creative design solutions for each individual project. Our design philosophy is accomplished by the blend of a highly professional staff working in close concert with the principal architect, Gary F Harcourt, to carefully balance the various economic, environmental, and jurisdictional factors that are unique to each project. This combination of disciplines has resulted in many workable, creative design solutions and many satisfied clients.


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“Excellent and timely service. Never had to wonder if our best interests were being served, or if there were ‘new’ or ‘complicated’ issues requiring additional time and expense. Highly recommend.”


T Lawrie

"We chose Gary Harcourt to design our home after a fruitless search for existing homes. We have a unique piece of hilly land with the building lot in the midst of an oak forest. Gary did an unbelievable job of placing the home on the land. When people see it, they comment that it looks like the home has been there 'forever' due to the placement in the trees, though it's only been 10 years. The interior design was very collaborative and working against a budget. Gary was able to accurately cost out the options we were considering in a way that made it possible to make the best decisions for our family and our wallet. We love our home and visitors always comment on the unique beauty and livability of our home. We highly recommend Gary Harcourt to anyone considering his services."



"I personally hired Gary F. Harcourt and team after interviewing several architects in the San Louis Obispo county I live in. As a self employed contractor building a 3800 sqft dream home with a 2000 sqft workshop for my wife and family, I wanted to hire the best. Gary was and is that best. From day one at interview, Gary outshined others by his confidence and positive enthusiastic love for his career and for our dream project that brought a steady peace and joy throughout the process. His recomendations and ideas due to his proven knowledge and experience helped us to save a lot of money. Overall I am very satisfied. I recently had another general contractor compliment how well done his plans are. You will be in good hands with his team."


Marc Susskind

"Gary Harcourt designed an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that we built for a client roughly two years ago. Gary's plan made great use of the site's orientation on the property and made great use of the limited space (he was limited to less than 600 square feet due to local building code). The ADU feels spacious, light and efficient. Gary's plan was easy to follow as a builder and not over built. The project went smoothly from start to finish and the architect should get much of the credit for that."


Raul Cano

"Hi Gary, I just received the plans you sent me. They are magnificent! Now I understand why it took you the time it did to finalize them. They are quite complex. I went over them last night (Through the areas I could understand) and all appears to be there! It’s going to be a great home. You have done an awesome job putting our thoughts and your imagination on paper. I can’t wait to see it blossom into reality. I could have made other choices hiring a local architect but I am glad I chose you. I don’t think I could have made a better choice. Thanks for being there! I look forward to working with you some more!"


Rose & Robert D

"Hi Gary, I just wanted to let you know how much we’ve enjoyed working with you over the past few months. You’ve done a wonderful job and working with you on our plans for the backyard studio has been a delight. At this time, we are putting the construction portion of the project on hold, but we want you to know that if the opportunity arises, we would love to work with you again. And you have most certainly earned absolutely glowing references from us. Best as always, Rose and Robert"


Business Hours :

  • Monday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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