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If you are considering collaborating with an architect on a design for your home you are one of the very few in our world who already understand and appreciate the professional guidance needed to create a unique and personal living environment.

So, what does an architect really do? It is a difficult question to answer. An architect wears many hats, the artist, the pragmatist, the psychologist, sometimes a counselor or mediator, and over time and most importantly an architect will become a trusted guide and friend. This process begins with conversation. It is a dialog meant to help the architect develop an understanding of your story. What it is that makes you you? What do you love? Why this place? Or house? What brought you here? It’s with this narrative that we can begin to imagine, develop, and create architectural form. An architect is trained to think in an integrated and systematic way. We bring a sense for light, and space to the conversation and think deeply about “home”, not only the tangible like the budget and room sizes but the intangible like the way sunlight filters through a window or how to capture and preserve a treasured view. An architect can synthesize many different ideas based on years of design experience into a cohesive whole. The result is a truly unique and one of a kind home.

As a client how do you determine if the architect is a good fit for you? Do you know what to ask and do you know what you really want? Download our free informative guides.





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.

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