Voted best licensed general contractor in San Francisco by the SF Examiner for 2018 and in business for over 10 years Outerlands Design combines award winning architecture, general contracting, engineering. Our team provides every trade needed to take your project from conception to a turn key award winning h0me.


The managing directors

Jared Johnson, Professional Interior Design Architect in Nevada City, CA

Jared Johnson, Principle / Founder.  415-987-4302      Jared@OuterlandsDesign.com

B.A. Physics Engineering, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Co. Graduated with honors

M.A. Masters in Architect Student, California College of the Arts, San Francisco                                                   

Jared's background in building includes work as a building inspector, civil/structural engineering work for La Plata County engineering, building foreman, custom furniture making and master of architecture studies.  Jared has helped lead and define the design and build movement in San Francisco. 



Will Henderson, Professional Interior Design Architect in Nevada City, CA

Will Henderson, Registered Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD&C, Lead Architect  

 Will has over 12 years of residential and commercial architectural experience, and knows the ins and outs of the bay area permitting process.  He also has wide breadth of design experience, including teaching, software design, and serving as architect for a wide variety of building types (from single-family homes to urban mixed-use developments) and bridge types (from local pedestrian and bicycle bridges to major interstate bridges).  He is intimately familiar with all design phases from programming and conceptual design to construction drawings and contract administration, and strives to smoothly guide clients through their project’s design and construction process.



Michael Metiu, Professional Interior Design Architect in Nevada City, CA


Michael Metiu

Senior Designer
B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley.  

Michael has been designing homes in the bay area for the past 11 years. He took a brief hiatus to live in New York City where he also worked as an Architect. 






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Brad Johnson,  Project Manager.  415-275-4626      Brad@OuterlandsDesign.com

Brad has been working in the design field most his life and has a wide array of experience in many types of design from homes to clothing.  Brad also brings in a diverse background of managing construction projects from custom home to pre-fab modular in several different states. 




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Kelly Linscott,  Lead Builder

Kelly brings in years in the trades, hard work, a great eye for design and outstanding customer service together with being a hell of a nice guy.






Leon Mercado,

B.S. Architecture,

University of the Philippines

Leon has practiced architecture for more than 35 years in both California and overseas. He has worked on projects from residence remodels to industrial facilities with multi-family housing.  One of Leon's current undertakings is the development of sustainable typhoon resistant housing and evacuation centers in the Philippines.