meme  /mēm/     noun:  an idea, behavior, style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

meme  /me:me/   name: given Japanese name

Welcome and Thank You for Visiting!

MEME | architecture, inc. is a full-service California corporation located in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving its local community.  We listen to our client's needs and preferences then interpret and transform ideas into meaningful environments.  Our core values are reflected in how we approach projects and in our process. 

Alice MEME Cheng, Principal has over 27 years in the professional practice with emphasis on public spaces.  Alice formed MEME | architecture, inc. in 2010 in response to several fortunate opportunities and to take advantage of project-tested relationships with a team of local professional designers and engineers.  Alice is established in the industry and brings a wide-range of experience to her practice.  Alice enjoys working out small details of modest-sized renovation projects to advising clients on the feasibility of project ideas to executing full design and contract administration services of new construction projects.  Accredited as LEED AP since 2006, Alice's commitment to sustainable building principles has been an integral part of MEME's design approach since it's inception.  Our design team has extensive knowledge of the industry's energy efficiency design strategies, and strives to keep informed of new materials and design approaches that are constantly evolving.  Recently, MEME has collaborated with GTrue Studios on a variety of projects.  Alice and Greg True have an established working relationship and have completed multiple successful projects for 15+ years. 

MEME is certified SLEB (Alameda County Small Local Emerging Business), certified SBE (California Small Business Enterprise) a member of USGBC Northern California Chapter.  Alice is licensed to practice Architecture in the State of California.  Alice graduated from University of California, Berkeley with one year abroad at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.  Alice is fluent in Japanese.

Services Offered:

  • Feasibility Study, Space Planning

  • Program and Project Management

  • Concept Design

  • Renovation, Alteration, Tenant Improvement, New Construction (Commercial, Institutional, Private)

  • FF&E Procurement (Programming Workshops, Design Selection and Specifications)

MEME | architecture inc. is located in central Alameda, CA. Contact: 510-749-0966 office

When not in her studio, Alice is traveling the world or out hiking with her family and furry rescue dog, Carlos….