About the Firm

Michael Blakemore Architects was founded in Laguna Beach in 2000 and has since grown into a bi-coastal firm of talented designers and professionals who believe in creating inspirational projects. Through our designs, we strive to find the perfect balance between comfort, practicality and beauty. Our goal is not only to create stunning structures, but to improve the environments we inhabit.

When we take on a project at Michael Blakemore Architects we pour all of our creative and professional talents into it. We’re passionate about creating designs that will uplift and inspire the way you spend your time in your new custom-designed home. Take a look at some of our recent projects, including Laguna's oldest home restoration, a contemporary oceanfront and a bungalow, part of coastal Orange County's first urban farm.

The firm was established to concentrate on the exciting residential design opportunities of this resort community. Laguna Beach overlooks the Pacific Ocean with dramatic hills rising above the beaches. Every project solution is unique and individual. The practice is divided into 3 design studios, traditional architecture, contemporary architecture, and historic restoration. Michael Blakemore Architects has designed and completed over 50 homes in Laguna Beach with construction budgets of 1-4 million dollars. Growing geographically the firm is now designing custom homes in Northern California, Nevada, Utah, and Georgia. International work includes custom homes in Cabo San Lucas, BCS Mexico and mainland Mexico.

Michael Blakemore | Founder + CEO

Meet The Team


Swati Singh


Ernesto Gaeta

CADD Consultant

 Ankit Sudani 

Intern Architect

Allan Casas

3D  Visualization

Akashay Kumar



Jennifer Otsuki

Intern Architect

Awards + Publications

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Michael Blakemore has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New School of Architecture in San Diego, California and a Master of Architecture from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture. Mr. Blakemore is licensed to practice architecture in the State of California and the State of New York.


Michael Blakemore’s architecture has been published in Laguna Beach Magazine, Lux Orange County, Travel and Leisure, Progressive Architecture, Coast Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, Competitions Magazine, Miami Herald, among others and exhibited at the Bass Museum, Miami, Florida and Evanston Museum, Evanston, Illinois.