Founded in 2002, we are a residential building design firm serving the San Francisco Bay Area. We undertake residential projects ranging from interior remodels to additions to new construction.

Regardless of the size or scope of the project, Hyland Design Group delivers an exceptionally smooth design process that exceeds our client’s expectations. The end result is a home that responds to its owner’s needs and desires and is reflected by its timeless design and natural flow.

Throughout the years, our firm has expanded to include professionals with myriad skills and talents that enable us to provide a wide variety of design, draft, and coordination services. We are still a small but nimble team of expert listeners, creative innovators, direct communicators, and experienced managers. Collectively, we have over 70 years of diverse design, draft, and management experience.

Highland Design Group
  • Natalie Hyland
    Natalie Hyland
    Founder & Lead Designer

    Natalie Hyland is the Founder and Lead Designer of Hyland Design Group, Inc. and a member of the American Institute of Building Design.

    She has designed over 300 homes in the Bay Area and comes from a family well-known for design and construction work. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Natalie attended the French Culinary Institute, became a trained chef, and then returned to her hometown, Redwood City, ready to start a career in restaurant design. She apprenticed with “Uncle” Phil Hyland and realized that her culinary talents transferred exceptionally well to the field of building design as she has the unique ability to combine creative, conceptual thinking with the mathematical, logical processes that are required to complete outstanding architectural plans. She now enjoys the ability to work with interesting clients on all types of projects in the area that she grew up in. Natalie still enjoys cooking as well as yoga, golf, Art, and Zen habits.

  • Phil Hyland
    Phil Hyland
    Co-Founder & Lead Designer

    Phil Hyland (aka “Uncle Phil”) is Hyland Design Group’s Quality Assurance Specialist and Structural Lead Designer.

    Phil has pursued his favorite hobby- architecture- for the last 45 years. An airforce veteran, Phil graduated with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Architecture from Chico State University. His award-winning company, JPH Designs, was among the leading building design companies on the Peninsula for more than 30 years and his outstanding designs have been featured in multiple home publications. Phil has designed everything from a small garage remodel to many estates in Woodside. Phil’s favorite pastimes are lunching, movies, art museums, and spending time with his family.

  • Riva Truong
    Riva Truong
    Construction Document Phase Manager

    Riva Truong is Hyland Design Group’s Lead Draftsperson.

    Her exemplary AutoCAD skills, honed while earning a degree in interior design from San Francisco State University, have been instrumental in elevating Hyland Design Groups’ reputation as a leader in contemporary architectural design. Her ability to transition a design from idea to reality is critical to the success of every project. On her off time, Riva enjoys floral design and going to museums.

  • Jelena Jakovlevich
    Jelena Jakovlevich
    Designer & Drafter

    Jelena started as an Intern at Hyland Design Group in 2009 and is now a full time employee doing drafting and design.

    She is a graduate of Interior Architectural Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and strives to be a licensed architect some day. Jelena is passionate for volleyball which she played in college and in her home country of Serbia. She coaches Junior Varsity at Sacred Heart and many camps throughout the year.

  • Rachelle
    Office Manager/Bookkeeper

    Rachelle is Hyland Design Group’s Office Manager.

    She may be the first person you speak with if you are inquiring about our services and the last person you speak with when she tells you your plans have been approved. Rachelle is a certified yogi and can do a headstand on a SUP board.


  • Rebecca
    Designer & Drafter

    Rebecca is a Designer and Drafter.

    Although she freelances with us we are fortunate to have her most of the week. Rebecca creates, designs and draws beautiful homes. She is passionate about architecture which shows in her work.

  • Sean Hyland
    Sean Hyland
    In-House Artist

    Sean is our in-house artist.

    He creates beautiful colored renderings for Design Review or just to give the client a visual. He has a Masters from the New York Academy of Art.