Each project receives the same close attention, regardless of size or scope.

Within a building's seed sleeps a flower... [1]

We make them, then inhabit them. While they embody countless choices affecting our well being, our buildings too often fall short in one important area: their capacity to awaken our senses, engage our minds, and lift our spirits. Since we live our lives under their influence, why then not aim for more by reaching deeper into their possibilities? When making them, why not try harder to awaken the flower that sleeps in each, thereby increasing the pleasure of being alive in their presence?

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I bring over 30 years experience to the design of residential architecture where the emphasis has been on providing clients with an alternative: home environments that are life-centered. By that I mean the design of homes that are attuned to them - to their lifestyle, their financial reality - and to the surrounding earth.

Warren Lawson Architect brings 30 plus years to residential architecture. With each project, personal attention is directed toward creating a built home environment that's finely attuned to its owner and congruent with its natural setting.

Warren Lawson Architect brings 30 plus years of experience to the design of residential architecture. With each project, attention is focused on creating a built home environment that's sensitively attuned to its owner and congruent with its natural setting.

Practicing residential architecture for 30 plus years, Warren gives every project his full attention. With each, his focus is on creating a built environment sensitively at one with its owner, its natural setting, and itself.

I'm Warren. I've been a residential architect in California for over 30 years. My focus on each project is creating a built home environment at one with its owner, its natural setting, and itself.

Our well-being awaits those moments  when we feel most alive. Buildings brought to life with loving care offer them.

As humans, we're in need of 'yes' moments - those precious moments  when we feel most alive. Buildings brought to life with loving care feed that need.

Hello, I'm Warren Lawson. Working from my home base in the Santa Monica Mountains, I bring over 30 years experience to the design of what I refer to as life-centered residential architecture. By that I mean the design of homes that work and that resonate with their owners, homes that  translate client goals and dreams into their own built realities, that are attuned to who they are, their lifestyles, their financial realities, and to the surrounding earth.


My goal as your architect is designing a place that you can can feel connected to, at home in, in love with. Each project is approached as a way to improve, architecturally, on how life can be experienced, nurtured, and recharged in that setting.


The place we call home, the one place most intimately ours, can also be its celebration. Living there ought to feel right. Whatever its size or scope, when attuned to life and the earth, these environments can add dimension to our lives and leave the earth a better place. At their very best, they can make us happy to be alive.


Getting it right - hitting the mark architecturally where everything comes together in a way that rewards - is a complex process requiring, not just talent and skill, but owner-architect compatibility and mutual grasp of design intent by all those involved. Effective communication is the key if all the myriad decisions made throughout the course of a project are to lead, ultimately, toward excellence and client satisfaction.


Toward that end, I utilize “Building Information Modeling”, a digital project delivery method. With BIM, design intent can be effectively managed, communicated, and comprehended by those involved. Risk of faulty decisions and costly errors going undetected until later is reduced, thus improving the prospects of achieving a successful outcome.


..The places we inhabit become part of us. For our sake,

they deserve to be the best we can make them


Priorities

     -     A client happy with the results.

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

     -     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 be.

     -     Finding the most effective and appropriate means of weaving client lifestyle patterns with site conditions and energy considerations.

     -     Facilitating the achievement of maximum integrity by grounding the design firmly in the present and, when appropriate, using building materials in as simple, honest and authentic 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.


Method

     -     Collect/analyze all relevant data; establish wants, goals and priorities including esthetic values and budgetary limitations.

     -     Identify an effective path to achieving those goals and priorities.

     -     Identify potential obstacles to achieving those goals and priorities; Search for means of reconciling and merging conflicting viewpoints, goals, esthetic values, etc..  

     -     Explore possibilities; look beyond the familiar.

     -     Encourage early participation by the contractor along with other team members.


Warren Lawson Architect

818-591-0646

warrenlawson@mac.com

Hello, I'm Warren Lawson. Working from my home base within the Santa Monica Mountains, I bring 30-plus years of experience to the design of what I refer to as life-centered architecture. As an architect my main interest is the design of homes that work, that translate client goals and dreams into their own built realities - homes attuned to who they are, their lifestyles, their financial realities, and to the surrounding earth. The result in each case is an environment shaped by its own unique DNA, a place its owner can feel connected to, at home in, in love with.


From the start, each project is approached as a way to improve, architecturally, on how life can be experienced, nurtured, and recharged in that setting.


The place we call home, the one place most intimately ours, if grounded in life, can be its celebration. Living there ought to feel right. Whatever its size or scope, when attuned to life and the earth, these environments can add dimension to our lives and leave the earth a better place. At their very best, they can make us happy to be alive.


Each project receives the same close attention, regardless of size or scope.


Getting it right - hitting the mark architecturally where everything comes together in a way that rewards - is a complex process requiring, not just talent and skill, but owner-architect compatibility and mutual grasp of design intent by all those involved. Effective communication is the key if all the myriad decisions made throughout the course of a project are to lead, ultimately, toward excellence and client satisfaction.


Toward that end, I utilize “Building Information Modeling”, a digital project delivery method. With BIM, design intent can be effectively managed, communicated, and comprehended by those involved. Risk of faulty decisions and costly errors going undetected until later is reduced, thus improving the prospects of achieving a successful outcome.


..The places we inhabit become part of us. For our sake,

they deserve to be the best we can make them


Priorities

     -     A client happy with the results.

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

     -     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 be.

     -     Finding the most effective and appropriate means of weaving client lifestyle patterns with site conditions and energy considerations.

     -     Facilitating the achievement of maximum integrity by grounding the design firmly in the present and, when appropriate, using building materials in as simple, honest and authentic 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.


Method

     -     Collect/analyze all relevant data; establish wants, goals and priorities including esthetic values and budgetary limitations.

     -     Identify an effective path to achieving those goals and priorities.

     -     Identify potential obstacles to achieving those goals and priorities; Search for means of reconciling and merging conflicting viewpoints, goals, esthetic values, etc..  

     -     Explore possibilities; look beyond the familiar.

     -     Encourage early participation by the contractor along with other team members.


Projects include 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

818-591-0646

warrenlawson@mac.com

`creating a setting for the daily discovery of life