Long Lasting Allure &
The firm believes it is only through a very clear understanding of where these innovative social and technological design ideas and the designers who helped them materialize into styles the process can be of service to our design, clients, their investment and the design profession. The following is the partners’ favorite phrase to exemplify this concept, which is overheard at a lot of the firm’s creative meetings: “We are not interested in imposing ‘clean lines’, or any type of ‘lines’ for that matter, just because it is what is superficially associated by wrongfully informed individuals as either a mandate or justification for ‘taste’. We are devoted to fostering an extensive creative process that will result in generating the specific line that best fits the project’s design and context while staying true within the framework of the style.”
The firm can be as involved in as many aspects of a project as the client requests, having extensive experience in all phases of a project, from initial concept to final delivery and construction administration. Our team has the ability to undertake tasks ranging from just the general design and guidance for the client to develop the project directly with the contractor; or on the other end of the spectrum perform ‘turn-key’ comprehensive services with minimal client involvement. In either format, the objective is to deliver only the highest quality results alongside absolute peace of mind on every phase.
Holding two degrees in Architecture from research universities, Kate has been involved with numerous built residential, commercial, hospitality, and tenant renovation projects throughout the United States. She has engaged as lead creative designer in international competitions and published projects, stemming from her research in utilizing contemporary technologies and cutting edge materiality as a means of redefining and reorganizing spatial systems to create intelligent structures.
CFO | Principal Designer
& Fabrication Specialist
With extensive experience in fabrication techniques and pursuit of streamlining customizable fabrication strategies provides a facet to the team which instills the production of high quality, custom elements within the design that can be achieved with fiscal responsibility. Joseph’s technical approach to design lends an eye to Retinal Substance by means of providing a rigorous analysis of how to maximize utility of materiality to achieve an intended aesthetic. Joseph’s attention to detail and understanding of materiality, led him to study in great depth the nuances of lighting design, understanding that light and materiality hold a symbiotic relationship in producing a well crafted, harmonious space.
CEO | Creative Director
& Principal Designer
B.Arch, M.Arch, Master
Int. Assoc. American Institute of Architects.
Allied American Society of Interior Designers
A licensed Architect in Mexico and designer holding degrees from the top institutions in three different countries, whose expertise range from the most advanced contemporary coding and architectural theory; to full design and interiors for numerous projects that range from a few hundred feet to beyond the hundred of thousands. He is part of permanent museum exhibits, has won competitions and awards for architectural design and has taken care of full design development as Principal Architect and Designer-from initial concept to final documentation/detailing including on-site supervision- for projects in the realms of housing, hospitality and commercial development.
Licensed Architect in California
Having over 30 years of experience in the professional practice of Architecture in the state of California, he has expertise in all aspects of the field, as architect, developer, investor and even having started his career by literally building his own projects. He brings the team confidence in terms of the assembly of construction documents under his responsible control when Architecture services are requested by the client. He also gives input to the partners during the design process to verify that the options and decisions taken are up to any codes and standards for City Submittals.