The Team

The Owner:

Inga Klingauf grew up in North Germany and studied architecture at University of Braunschweig, graduating with a Diplom-Ingenieur Architect (comparable to a Masters in Architecture). She spent a year in Dublin, Ireland, before moving to the Bay Area in 2009. Her design philosophy speaks to her European influences, and she is a strong believer in the philosophy espoused by the famed architect Mies van Der Rohe: “Less is more.”

Inga is passionate about ensuring that each client ends up with a design that both conveys their unique style and addresses their specific needs. She approaches the design process as a conversation, and actively encourages client feedback.

Design Assistant:

Katherine Arabia attends the University of Southern California where she studies Architecture, Communications, and Design. Born in Toronto, Canada, she moved to California in 2014. Katherine has been working as a Design Assistant at SurroundYou Design since 2019 where she enjoys participating in the design process and is motivated seeing clients happy with their new, modern, spaces. 

Inga Klingauf – – 408.207.2880