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Home is sacred. It is where loved ones laugh, memories linger, and meals delight. It is where you have the freedom to go wild, or simply sink into a moment of quiet, coffee-sipping bliss. Your ideal home is an impeccable fit — embracing you, your loved ones, your routines, and your unique lifestyle. Thoughtful collaboration is essential to bringing an inspired vision into focus.

We are committed to creating a home that surpasses your expectations and sparks your imagination. Together, we'll uncover and celebrate your most cherished home rituals, with expertly curated textures, details, and elements to enhance your daily life.

It is important to us that each of our clients feels seen and heard. A successful collaboration means waking up to a home you love more each day. We begin with empathy, draw on our experience, and place your vision of an enriched home-life at the center of the work.

Portrait of Ho & Lacy: John Lacy and Jackie Ho are gathered around a light wood table in a light-filled space in one of their featured projects (A Quiet Room).


  • New Build

  • Renovation & Restoration

  • Interior Design & Furnishing

  • Custom Furniture Design

  • Site Evaluation & Planning

  • Planning Approval, Entitlements & Permit Expediting

  • Builder Evaluation & Selection

  • Construction Administration

Ho & Lacy Architecture is a full-service architecture and interiors firm specializing in custom residential design. While we focus on projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, we also work across the United States. We are adept at navigating the complexity of local agencies and their approval processes, as well as the contractor selection and construction process. We lead our projects from the day we're hired till the day our clients have settled into their new home. 

"Our practice is committed to creating spaces that elevate the human experience, evoke wonder, and uplift the soul. Let’s make something great together." 

John leads the design and execution of all projects, combining extensive technical insight with a discerning skill for problem-solving. He draws on his broad experience, complemented by input from clients, builders, and fellow experts, to create bespoke solutions.

Originally from upstate New York, John earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and holds a Master of Architecture from Yale. His work and studies have taken him around the world, fostering a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and the transformative power of design. With over 17 years of experience spanning various sectors, including single and multi-family residential, retail, master planning, religious, cultural, and institutional projects, John brings a wealth of expertise to each endeavor. Prior to founding H&L, John worked at Walker Warner Architects where he led projects in Hawaii, Wyoming, and California. Additionally, John has taught graduate and undergraduate studios in architecture at several universities. He is a licensed architect in New York.



Jackie leads the curation and execution of the company's overarching vision. She is personally involved in every project from conception to completion, assuming the roles of architect, advocate, interpreter, and confidant for each client.


Originally from Macau, Jackie attended secondary school in New Jersey before embarking on her academic journey. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Architecture from Yale, in addition to a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University. Jackie excels in blending business acumen, management expertise, architectural design, and artistic creativity, effectively executing intricate and unique projects. Jackie has over 16 years of extensive experience across various sectors, including residential, hospitality, cultural, recreation, and institutional. Notably, she made significant contributions as a project manager for the City of San Francisco, overseeing large-scale, complex public projects involving multiple stakeholders. Jackie has taught graduate and undergraduate studios in architecture at Yale and UBC. She is a licensed architect in California, New York, Minnesota, and Idaho.



Photo of John Lacy, founder and principal of Ho & Lacy Architecture, specialists in luxury custom residential design and execution. John is sitting at a desk in a black shirt, caught smiling warmly while working on a sketch in his notebook.
Photo of Jackie, principal of Ho & Lacy Architecture, specialists in luxury custom residential design and execution. Jackie is relaxed in a cream-colored sweater at a table surrounded by interesting stone, wood, and fabric samples as she curates a new palette.


"Our work tells the story of a shared vision crafted with our clients, reflecting who they are and their integrated way of living in that particular place.”

Ho & Lacy's studio is a raw industrial light-filled space, with the process of design evident in every view. Image shows a large desk with a single desk lamp and chair, covered with large photo books, drawings, material samples, notebooks, rolls of trace, pens, pencils, objects, and numerous cups of caffeine. with a white desk lamp, a black chair, large photo books, drawings, notebooks, material samples, objects, and numerous cups of caffeine.


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