Laurels
Best Architects in
Los Angeles
2017

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Los Angeles, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Abramson Teiger Architects

Abramson Teiger Architects in Culver City is an architectural firm that specializes in modernism. Abramson Tieger's portfolio includes worship, education, workplace, retail, interiors, and residential. Abramson Teiger Architects received the highest design award given by The American Institute of Architects, the National Honor Award, as well as eight other AIA awards for its design excellence. Also, the firm has received numerous other awards and is featured in nineteen Home Tours and more than 200 magazines and books.

Culver City, CA(310) 838-8998

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AUX Architecture

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.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 568-3578

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Clive Wilkinson Architects

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.

Culver City, CA(310) 358-2200

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Corsini Stark Architects

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 255-9100

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Dan Brunn Architecture

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."

Los Angeles, CA(310) 855-3555

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David Watson Architect

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.

Manhattan Beach, CA(310) 546-0044

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Edward Ogosta Architecture

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.

Culver City, CA(424) 258-0077

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Fin Architecture

Established in 2000, Fin Architecture is a Los Angeles design-build firm designing commercial, residential, and sustainable structures. Fin Architecture projects vary from ground-up hillside residential and restaurant design to tenant improvements with a focus on providing clean and clear design solutions to clients. In addition to new construction, Fin Architecture specialties include additions to and renovations of existing residences, commercial tenant improvements, and design-build projects.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 663-9119

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GeorgeArchitecture

George Architecture opened in 2004 and is a specialty architectural firm serving Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Southern California with architecture, interiors, landscape, and lighting. GeorgeArchitecture's project style includes historic preservation, modern, Mediterranean, Craftsman, and Japanese. GeorgeArchitecture's process follows the AIA and consists of schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm's portfolio includes residential, commercial, and kitchens, bath, and outdoor living (KBOL). GeorgeStudio also offers product, graphic, and concept design.

Pasadena, CA(626) 441-1199

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Griffin Enright Architects

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.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 391-4484

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HansonLA

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.

Los Angeles, CA(213) 880-8515

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James Heimler, Architect, Inc.

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.

Tarzana, CA(818) 343-5393

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Johnson Fain

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 224-6000

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Modative Architecture

Modative is a Los Angeles modern architecture firm that specializes in small lot subdivision. Founded in 2006, Modative's services include architecture, construction, graphic design, and real estate development. Projects include small homes, multi-family residential, and commercial spaces. The Los Angeles Times recognized Modative's 2X small-lot homes built with just two exterior materials, two interior materials, two main colors, and only two window and door sizes.

Los Angeles, CA(888) 368-2721

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OKB Architecture + Construction

Founded in 2006, OKB Architecture + Construction is a full-service Design-Build studio in Los Angeles. OKB's portfolio ranges from residential remodel to commercial office interiors, from urban infill sites, including small lot subdivisions, to mountain-side retreats, and from private decks to bustling restaurants. Principal Architect Jason Kerwin is a LEED Accredited Professional. OKB won the 2013 International Interior Design Association Calibre Award.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 474-4412

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Shubin + Donaldson Architects

Founded in 1990, Shubin + Donaldson Architects is a design-based architectural practice with offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County. Shubin + Donaldson's services include residential multi-family master planning, community planning, commercial buildings, educational facilities, custom residential, and commercial interiors. Shubin + Donaldson has multiple awards including the AIA Santa Barbara Residential Award 2015, the Los Angeles Business Council LADWP Community Impact Award 2015, and the Los Angeles Business Journal Gold Tenant Improvement Award 2015.

Culver City, CA(310) 204-0688

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Standard

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 662-1000

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STRUERE Architecture

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.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 748-7649

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Tracy A. Stone Architect

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 664-0202

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Whipple Russell Architects

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.

Los Angeles, CA(323) 962-5800

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