While I was in downtown Los Angeles attending a symposium, I took the time to stop by the construction of two custom hillside houses we designed in Silverlake. The two are part of a trio of houses for three lots in a row with views of the Los Angeles skyline. We are always excited to see our
A recent article by Bill Fulton about an emerging urban form. In it he sees a future of pedestrian friendly, higher density, mixed use communities many urban planners have been working toward. The twist here though, is that this new form includes single family housing and the automobile, the two things that most thought were incompatible
Among other things, we design merchant-built housing. We look at this as an opportunity for the average person to live in an architect-designed home that fits their lifestyle and they can afford. From the Builder’s side, the emphasis is on efficiency and providing housing to meet the demand. One of our Merchant Builder Clients also has
We have been fortunate to have been involved with some large visionary Specific Plans. A Specific Plan is where an entire area of a city or town gets designed at once. The Specific Plan is a zoning term for what is commonly called a Master Planned Community for residential projects. With these projects, sometimes the
We are hiring. We have an immediate opening for a full time designer/draftsperson with a minimum of 3 years of architectural office experience. We currently use ArchiCAD on a Mac platform but will consider someone willing to add this software/platform to their skill set. Knowledge of presentation software such as Photoshop and inDesign would be a plus.
We are truly thankful to have interesting work, trusting passionate clients, professional colleagues, supportive families, a country protected by selfless individuals and an unbelievable natural setting in which to practice what we do. happy thanksgiving from our families to yours.
DAI has been chosen by Oakwood Communities to act as the town planner for The Village Specific Plan. We will be assisting Oakwood in coordinating the design team of engineers, architects and other consultants with the City of Oxnard through the remaining entitlement processes. These processes include work on mapping, development design reviews, specific plan amendments, integration of
the challenge: a 2300 square foot site surrounded on three sides by a street. a fifteen foot drop from one side of the lot to the other, but great hillside views. significant zoning constraints, an arduous approval process within an established neighborhood, and a conservative budget. creative clients with a keen sense of architectural history.
We’ve decided to completely reboot our website. Thanks for looking, and even bigger thanks for being patient. This site will undergo some more radical changes as we go along. In the mean time, enjoy an image or two. More importantly, let us know how we can assist you with your project!
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