Our design partner, Christopher Kempel, AIA, was invited to write the preface to the international book Villa in Nature: Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability.  The publisher iFengSpace calls this volume a "visual feast" of the world's best residential designers. Our 33rd Street Residence is featured on the front cover and our Mandeville Canyon Residence is highlighted as well. (iFengSpace, 2011) Download Preface (1.5MB), 33rd Street excerpt (1.5MB), and Mandeville Canyon excerpt (2MB).

Revenge Episode

September 2011

ABC's hit television drama, Revenge, stars Emily VanCamp as a beautiful vigilante.  Our Downtown Properties project co-stars in the this season's second episode, as the office of the wealthy antagonist. View the two clips on Hulu here and here.

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The French magazine Architectecture Durable, translated "Sustainable Architecture," specializes in projects that prioritize an ecologically conscious approach to design. This month the publication highlights two of our projects, the Banyan Drive Treehouse and Mandeville Canyon Residence. (Molitor & Madux, August-October 2011) Download Full Article.

Downtown News

April 2011

This week, the Los Angeles Downtown News takes a look inside the recently completed Metropolitan building. This front-page article explains the owner's love affair with this 1913 historic Broadway structure and why he sought the expertise of Rocky Rockefeller for his loft project. (Guzmàn, April 2011) Read Article Online.


Architecture isn't the field for instant gratification.  Thankfully, someone invented time-lapse photography.  Please enjoy ten site visits in five seconds, courtesy of our faithful crew at the 8th St. Residence.

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