Hi, I’m Warren Lawson. My practice, Warren Lawson Architect, specializes in single family residential architecture. Guiding me as an architect is the simple idea that each building project, regardless of whether it’s a remodel or new from the ground up, if it’s attuned to life - and to the earth, its setting, it will in turn enhance the lives of those it shelters.

Success here is made possible by transforming your wants and aspirations as client, into a built reality that is specifically yours. Towards that end, with your input as a guide and assisted by skilled consultants and contractors, my efforts as architect are focused on that transformation. 

Because the path from early ideas to built reality is rarely straight, effective communications and mutual grasp of design intent by all those involved in the project’s delivery is a top priority.

Again, the ideal destination of this effort is a setting that’s attuned to you - where your moments at home are highlighted and made more interesting, where your life is brought more into focus, and where possible, enriched through the capture of the earth’s natural beauty.

The places we inhabit become part of us. For our sake, they deserve to be the best we can make them.

The above objectives are achievable by capturing the synergy resulting from close coordination of all the project’s participants while utilizing, where feasible, current technologies.

A key to that coordination is “Building Information Modeling” (BIM) that, as an essential tool in the project delivery process, increases the prospects of your project turning out as desired.

With effective use of BIM, design intent is more easily communicated and comprehended by all participating parties. Risk of faulty and often costly design decisions going undetected until later in the project is greatly reduced. Identifying and removing conflicts as quickly as possible significantly improves prospects for getting it right in the end, where the final result matches or exceeds the client’s expectations.


- Client satisfaction.

- My satisfaction as architect.

- Successful joint effort by all involved in the building process.

  1. -A built environment that succeeds, both experientially and  financially, in meeting the 

  client’s goals and mine, enhances their life, meets my standards, and  whenever

  possible, leaves the earth a better place to live.

  1. -Finding the most effective and appropriate means of weaving client lifestyle patterns

  with site conditions, as well as structural, code and energy considerations.

- Achieve maximum integrity by grounding the design firmly in the present and, when

  appropriate, using building materials in as simple, honest and authentically pleasing a

  manner as possible.

- Respect the fact that each project is for the client; that their money is paying for it.

- Aim high with feet firmly planted on the ground.

Scope of work includes custom residences, from simple home remodels and additions, to ground-up, high-end homes, including interiors. Past project locations include Malibu, Los Angeles, La Jolla, Big Sur, Phoenix, western Arizona,  Oregon.

Warren Lawson Architect



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