Hello and welcome to my practice, Warren Lawson Architect, where the focus is on searching for ways to enhance life at home through architecture.

From beginning to end, each project here is guided by a powerful idea: that regardless of size - whether a remodel, or new from the ground up - when it‘s attuned to life and, where possible, the earth, it will add meaning to the lives of those it shelters.

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

As an architect my efforts are focused on transforming your wants and aspirations as client into a built reality that’s specifically yours.  Although influenced by myriad other factors, client input plus the assistance of skilled consultants and contractors are critical to that transformation.

...Buildings are what we make them. They’re us, our reflection, our story. They embody us.

Because the path from early ideas to built reality is rarely straight, effective communication and mutual grasp of design intent is essential to a project’s success. The path is more easily navigated by harnessing the synergy resulting from deep involvement and close coordination of all the project’s participants, a top goal at Warren Lawson Architect.

A powerful tool here is “Building Information Modeling” (BIM), an essential tool in the project delivery process - it increases the prospects of your project turning out as desired. By utilizing 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, thereby improving the prospects for getting it right in the end.

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


- 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.

  2. -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 a simple, honest and authentic manner.

- 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.

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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