Oak Knoll was once a place of sanctuary. We’re devoted to bringing it back.

It’s not every day you get to transform one of California’s last, large swaths of land into a vibrant community new residents and locals will be proud to call their own. When you do, you want the best team you can assemble. One with credentials, capabilities and intimate knowledge of the region. But also with passion and heart. People who want Oak Knoll to take its place among Northern California’s most beautiful destinations, to be a beacon of conscientious design, to establish a legacy that keeps families in Oakland—generation after generation.

From the master developer to the day-to-day team replanting trees and restoring the creek, everyone who sets foot on this land cares deeply about making a real difference in the lives of future Oak Knoll families like yours.

Master Developer

Argent Development

Argent is an established development firm that specializes in large-scale master-planned communities.

Argent devises innovative solutions to complex issues and transforms development challenges into smart living opportunities. Their vision is to intentionally design communities that are built to flourish over time—where people are inspired to stay, grow and enjoy their lives.



Hart Howerton

A team of planners, architects, landscape architects and interior designers headquartered in New York and San Francisco, with a network of domestic and international offices, Hart Howerton’s practice is about Designing Complete EnvironmentsTM.

Their motto, “We design places, not projects,” expresses why they are renowned for exceptional buildings, communities and places, particularly where a unique historic or natural environment requires an especially thoughtful and innovative solution.