The vibrant architectural scene was really first driven by the likes of Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne and Eric Owen Moss.

Today it seems this trend of impressive, daring design is still alive and well. We’ve gathered together 10 LA architects who are making waves and keeping the sidewalks interesting.

1. Abramson Teiger Architects

Abramson Teiger Architects pride themselves on designing spaces that flow, integrate light and air as well as combine function and form. We love that their designs show no prejudice to indoors verses outdoors, instead they seem to create a perfect balance between the two.

2. Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Malibu Beach House

Known for their classic, timeless architecture, Richard Meier & Partners Architects design beautiful structures that are both impressive in scale and form.

3. June Street Architecture

Tuallitan Residence

The young firm of June Street Architecture is producing dynamic spaces that are elegant and highly detailed, yet inject plenty of the client’s personality into each project.

4. Rios Clementi Hale Studios


Rios Clementi Hale Studios sports a diverse portfolio of large-scale civic projects and private residences that create a dramatic sense of place and a lightheartedness.

5. Standard Architecture

Jenni Kayne Residence

A multi-disciplinary practice, Standard Architecture is building a large body of contemporary and exciting work within the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture.

6. Commune Architecture

Avenue de villiers

Commune Architectures’ collaborative approach pays off with a beautiful aesthetic and authentic creative style.

7. Ehrlich Architects

McElroy Residence

Ehrlich Architects have earned an international reputation for their classic Modernist style and attention to detail.  It’s the Californian aesthetic we really admire.

8. McClean Design

McCleanDesign 2
Sunset Strip

McClean Design’s contemporary homes are designed to connect to the surrounding landscape, blurring the division between indoor and outdoor space.

9. Marmol Radziner

Lilac01 E1450264053612
Lilac Drive Residence

Delving into all facets of design, Marmol Radziner Architects’ passion for nature and the surrounding landscape can be seen across their design aesthetic.

10. Belzberg Architects Group

Konaresidence Belzbergarchitects Db 04
Kona Residence

Made up of a group of young designers, Belzberg Architects’ supple contemporary forms and appreciation for both natural and synthetic materials have created some impressive and unexpected residential and commercial projects.