My Latest Architect Obsession: DesignArc

Founded by my friend, Mark Kirkhart and partners, DesignARC is an innovative design firm based in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles comprised of progressive, like-minded thinkers who share a genuine desire to research, learn, and apply newfound knowledge to the project at hand. Specializing in custom residential, commercial, hospitality and institutional design, the company culture stresses collaboration among colleagues, in the search for creative architectural solutions for its clients.

DesignARC has designed and seen through construction a decidedly diverse portfolio of architectural projects during the past forty years, and has received over thirty design awards for Excellence in Architecture.  The honored work includes many restaurant and hospitality projects in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, as well as numerous multi-family residential projects in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Palm Springs, California.

DesignARC’s highly collaborative approach to projects is the core of this commitment: a central belief is that the most successful projects celebrate the goals and ambitions of the client, rather than the signature of the architect.  Essential to this approach is DesignARC’s ability to establish a close working partnership with every client; developing goals, program parameters, building solutions and management strategies, within a framework which assigns the highest priority to communication and the collaborative process.