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our focus

Headquartered in Southern California, our design sensibilities lean towards the modern and minimal with site-appropriate responses and the smart use of materials.  We have worked with clients on projects that range from updating a mid-century ranch home for a young, growing family, to creating infill mixed-use, transit-oriented development, to serving as sustainability guides for LEED Platinum office buildings.  We enjoy the collaborations that each new client and project brings and pride ourselves in our listening skills and our abilities to build strong teams to accomplish our clients’ goals. 


Commercial projects

Our team thrives in the commercial realm - we understand the complexities of public space.


Sustainability services

We augment teams to assist with sustainability goals and certifications like LEED®.

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Residential SERVICES

From single-family to mixed-use condo developments, we know home design.

Commercial Spaces

Our team thrives in the public realm.  With twenty-plus years of project experience on commercial, civic, university, mixed-use, master planning and mid- and high-rise residential projects which ranged from $10,000,000 to $110,000,000 in project costs, we understand the complexities of judicial overlays and large team structures. 

Classical Academy Counseling Center

A celebration of structure and material in a 1950's bank building turned counseling center.

mixed use test fits

Leasing plans and renderings for a street-activating retail with flexible creative office.


An adaptive reuse of a diamond-in-the-rough building near the downtown historic district.

Pinnacle Marina Tower

A refresh of an existing lobby for a luxury condo building in San Diego's Marina District.

encinitas pediatric dentistry

A collaboration on a family-focused, state of the art children's dentistry office.

Residential Projects

We love bringing our clients' dreams to reality. Whether designing an addition that allows three family generations to combine their households, updating inner-City bungalows for modern, simple living, or creating urban infill, sustainable condominiums, we start by listening to our clients' story and priorities. We then work diligently to navigate through zoning and building codes, jurisdictional authorities, materials, technologies and construction to achieve our clients' goals.

Hawthorn Remodel

A multi-phased update of a mid-century gem for a young, growing family.

38th Street Renovation

Rehabilitation of a blighted, urban bungalow with some modern updates.

Point loma hoa refresh

Pedestrian, vehicular, landscape and hardscape enhancements for a coastal condo project.  

Herman Remodel

A multi-phased renovation of a 1940's bungalow which focuses on modern, simple living.

Barrio Study

A mixed-use, urban infill project on a challenging site in the heart of the Barrio.

ob eco beach lofts

A sustainable-community concept for a residential infill project in the heart of OB. 


An expansive interior and exterior enhancement to a Mission Hills mid-century ranch house.

Felton Addition

A modern re-work of a 1940's home to accommodate three family generations.

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Design Process

Design Process

We believe strongly that design happens at every stage of a project.  This includes capturing client thoughts at preliminary meetings, hashing through details with materials and systems vendors, coordinating engineers, drawing technical drawings for permit, sketching details with contractors in the field and hundreds of opportunities in between. Once we determine the

parameters and needs for a particular project, we build teams of experts to meet the unique goals. When working on new buildings and sites we tread lightly, using an additive approach. When working with existing buildings we seek to thoughtfully modernize for the current inhabitants while respecting the structures's original character and neighboring context.

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