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Best Architects in Los Angeles

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1450 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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  • Flight House
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STUDIO KHORA is a multidisciplinary design company that serves Los Angeles clients. Since its establishment in 1985, the firm's team of architects, lighting and interior designers, landscape architects, and builders has been working together to create contemporary designs for residential and commercial coastal properties. For the eighth consecutive year, STUDIO KHORA has been recognized as one of the top 50 architects by Ocean Home Magazine, a publication that celebrates coastal luxury in the US and Canada.

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Tarzana, CA 91356

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James Heimler, Architect, Inc., in Tarzana is one of the leading architecture firms for environmentally sustainable design practices and spatial architectural planning. James Heimler, Architect, Inc. has developed many successful commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential projects. James Heimler, Architect, Inc., integrates different design solutions, we incorporate sustainable design architectural principles through passive solar, energy-efficient systems and earth-friendly building materials. James Heimler, Architect, Inc., is an award-winning firm, and James Heimler received the AIA SFV Chapter 30 Year Membership Award.

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Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Corsini Stark Architects is an award-winning Los Angeles architectural and design firm in business since 1997. Corsini Stark Architecture has expertise in in master planning, retail and restaurant design, institutional and multi-family housing, higher education facilities, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, and urban infill mixed-use development. Corsini Stark Architecture also provides branding and graphic identity services. Corsini Stark Architecture won the L.A. County Sustainability Award in 2014.

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Culver City, CA 90230

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Edward Ogosta Architecture is a Los Angeles architectural firm specializing in modern, sustainable residential and creative office design. Edward Ogosta Architecture expertise encompasses programming, planning, and design of cultural facilities, higher education buildings, office interiors, museums, high-end residences, and multifamily housing. Edward Ogosta Architecture has four AIA Design Awards at the Honor level, the National AIA Small Projects Award, the Residential Architect Magazine Design Merit Award, and Finalist selections for the ArchDaily Building of The Year Award and the Architzer A+ Award.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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STRUERE is an award-winning Los Angeles design team developing experimental, progressive architectural projects. STRUERE projects include aviation, civic, commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, master plan, performing arts/theater/cinema, residential, and sports. STRUERE won the 2011 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Design Award, the 2011 Southern California Development Forum Design Award, and the McGraw-Hill Best of 2011 K-12 Education California Award of Merit.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Founded in 2005, Dan Brunn Architecture (DBA) in Los Angeles designs and develops commercial and residential projects worldwide. DBA design focus is modernism with clean, aesthetic purpose. DBA's portfolio includes residential, retail, restaurant, museum, and showroom spaces. HGTV featured DBA in its 2016 "5 Must-See Architecture Gems in L.A.'s Hancock Park."

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5.0 / 5 (21)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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David Watson Architect specializes in the architectural and interior design of custom homes, additions, and remodels for clients in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, South Bay, West Side L.A., Palos Verdes Estates, and Redondo Beach. David Watson Architect has the Best of Houzz Design Award 2012-2016 and Best of Houzz Service Award 2014.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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373 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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Established in 1988, Beverly Hills-based Crockett Architects Inc is an architectural firm that offers services in Los Angeles. It closely works with its clients in creating architectural and interior designs. Crockett Architects Inc also provides development and design services with its partner, Rosendo Carlos Gutierrez, in Mexico. Its founder, Robert York Crockett, has worked on different projects in various parts of the United States as well as Ghana and Niger.

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Griffin Enright Architects is a Los Angeles architect and design firm established in 2000 with a distinct focus on connections to the surrounding environment. Griffin Enright Architects projects range from large-scale commercial and residential commissions to furniture design and gallery installations, at the local and international level. Griffin Enright Architects' services include sustainability, master planning, urban design, entitlements, architecture, landscape design, and programming. Griffin Enright Architects won the 2014 Watermark Award by Hanley Wood and the 2013 Los Angeles AIA Design Award.

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4.3
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)
Google
3.0 / 5 (2)

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Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Johnson Fain has established itself as a Los Angeles architecture, planning, and interior design firm known for its creative approach to the built environment. Project types include corporate office, large-scale high-rise, mixed-use retail, residential, educational university, technical and research laboratories, governmental and public buildings, entertainment, resort, museums and wineries including new construction, renovation, seismic upgrades, building modernization and restoration. Johnson Fain urban design and planning includes master plans, new town plans, facilities master planning, general and specific plans, site feasibility, and land use analysis. During the last decade, the American Institute of Architects has recognized Johnson Fain with numerous awards at the national, state and local levels.

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4.2 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Los Angeles, CA 90039

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Established in 1991, Tracy A. Stone Architect is a full-service Los Angeles architecture firm emphasizing sustainable design in a modernist context. Tracy A. Stone Architect works out of a repurposed textile factory and projects range from custom residential design to a 7,000 square foot commercial building to a dog boarding and grooming facility, as well as affordable housing for the central coast of California. Tracy A. Stone is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the US Green Building Council.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Founded in 2008, AUX Architecture is a Los Angeles architecture studio. AUX Architecture's portfolio includes residential, hospitality, retail, and civic and cultural projects. Services include architecture, interiors, graphic design/signage, and furniture design.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Culver City, CA 90232

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Clive Wilkinson Architects, established in 1991 in Culver City, focuses on workplace design, urban design, office buildings, furniture, residences, and boutiques. Clive Wilson Architects services also include research and feasibility analysis, master planning, lighting, and graphic design. Clive Wilkinson Architects is an award winning company and most recently received the Barbarian Group's Contract Interior Award.

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4.7 / 5 (3)

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145 Standard St, El Segundo, CA 90245

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Rockefeller Kempel Architects design modern buildings and interiors in El Segundo and the Los Angeles metro area. The architects handle a range of projects, including restaurants, historic adaptive reuse conversions, corporate interiors, and custom residential estates. Senior partner D. Rocky Rockefeller is a member of the American Institute of Architects. The firm has been recognized both locally and nationally, by Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, Interior Design Magazine, and Sunset Magazine.

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Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Standard is the Los Angeles architecture and interior design partnership of architects Jeffrey Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle. Standard's services include architecture, interior design, and furniture. Partners Jeffrey Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle are AIA and LEED Accredited Professionals. Completed projects include residential, retail, educational, office and manufacturing spaces for a diverse clientele of artists, writers, filmmakers, clothing designers, educators and entrepreneurs in California, New York, Las Vegas, Paris, and Mexico. Standard is a multiple award winner.

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Los Angeles, CA 90014

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HansonLA is an award-winning architecture and design firm in Los Angeles. HansonLA's portfolio includes mixed-use, residential, commercial, and cultural projects. Architect Douglas Hanson is the master plan architect for one of L.A.’s largest residential projects, The City Market of Los Angeles, a 10-acre mixed-use development in the downtown Fashion District. HansonLA's services include all aspects of project development, from predesign and design work, to construction and project management.

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4.3
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4.0 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Whipple Russell Architects specializes in contemporary design for a west coast lifestyle - indoor-outdoor living, expansive views, water features, and the application of green standards and materials. Marc Whipple’s recent designs, such as Benedict Canyon, Laurel Way, as well as his Summit Drive home featured in Architectural Digest, exhibit the use of clean lines, extruded light shafts, sliding glass walls, natural materials, and ultimate livability that are the Whipple Russell Architect hallmarks and have placed him in the top ranking of modern architects in Southern California.

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4.0 / 5 (5)

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20720 Ventura Blvd #220, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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  • Commercial Architect
  • Full-Service Architecture

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EZ Plans provides residential and commercial architectural plans, engineering, and expediting services. Its residential architects design new homes, additions, remodels, and ADUs or guest houses. On the other hand, its commercial architects specialize in retail, restaurant, tenant improvement design, multi-family, and change-of-use permit services. The company serves Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Aiming to change the way architectural services are accessed and delivered, EZ Plans has simplified the process and procedures into '5 EZ steps.'

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (56)
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4.9 / 5 (31)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Architects are skilled professionals who create designs and plans for a variety of reasons. While the term architect traditionally refers to a professional who creates building plans, either for residential or commercial properties, the word can also refer to an architect who works with technology and digital infrastructure. Below are some of the most common titles an architect may have:
    • Landscape architect: Designs outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, and college campuses

    • Restoration architect: Preserves historic buildings and monuments
    • Lighting architect: Designs, installs, and operates lighting for theater and film productions
    • Extreme architect: Creates buildings that withstand major disasters or severe weather
    • Residential architect: Designs homes and multifamily properties
    • Sustainable/green design architect: Designs buildings that have a minimal environmental impact
    • Industrial architect: Develops plans for industrial buildings, such as factories and plants
    • Conservation architect: Preserves unprotected heritage sites
    • Interior architect: Designs interiors for commercial and residential buildings
  • How much does an architect cost?

    The cost of hiring an architect varies, depending on what type of work needs to be done. According to Home Guide, most traditional architects charge anywhere from $100 to $250 per hour to draw plans; however, this cost may vary depending on experience and project scope.

  • How much do residential architects charge?

    Residential architects typically charge anywhere from $2,000 to $8,500 for initial plans and small projects, according to Home Advisor. For large projects, revisions, and extra services, this cost can increase.

  • Do I need an architect to build a house?

    While it's not required to hire an architect before building a house, it's usually a good idea. An architect can ensure that all housing plans are done per local housing codes while ensuring the home is beautifully designed.

  • How can someone draw like an architect?

    It requires practice and knowledge of drawing different perspectives and dimensions. Tutorial videos can be found online that advise beginners; however, without proper instruction and technique, architectural drawings may not be in accordance with building laws.

  • Do you need an architect for a renovation?

    An architect isn't always required for a remodel or renovation; however, some municipalities may require professional architect drawings before construction permits are approved. In most cases, it's best to check with local laws before undergoing renovations.

  • How long is an architect liable for a building?

    Architects may be held liable for up to 15 years after the completion of a project. Until that time has passed, architects may face claims for defects in design.