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.

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Design Assistant:

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Niloo Behnami is an Architect graduate from the school of architecture from Azad-Tehran University in 2014. She has several years of residential design and remodeling experience. Niloo’s passion is for design and practical yet beautiful spaces. She joined SurroundYou Design as a Drafter/Designer in 2021 and will be assisting with all things drawing-related.

Read what past clients had to say about working with us on our Houzz Profile.