ABOUT 

 

Our work draws the sensibilities of California’s modernist heritage into the present, balancing evocative new designs with sensitive adjustments to important mid-century houses by Richard Neutra, Craig Ellwood, Leland Evison and others.

The backbone of our work is a consistent architectural expression that is precisely tailored to our clients’ needs while always retaining its core character: lucid, decisively modern, and rooted in Southern California. This consistency allows us to focus on developing strong and specific solutions, rather than pursuing novelty.

We’re committed to an architecture of calm, livable, indoor-outdoor spaces, in which purpose-built cabinetry, wood paneling, and built-in fittings reconcile modern rigor with comfort and simplicity.

Principal John Bertram received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture. He lives with his wife Ann Magnuson and their cat Lucy in Richard Neutra's 1939 McIntosh House in Silver Lake.