Meet the team of architects and builders who worked together to create this exceptional AIA OC "The People's Choice Award-Winning project, “Beachitos”, on the West Coast, Laguna Beach, California.
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At ALA we’ve developed a strategic "first things first, one step at a time" approach to helping our clients maximize their opportunities and minimize the potential for unknown issues that lead to problems later. This starts with our "Needs and [...]
Today we welcome Laguna Beach based Architect, Anders Lasater. His award winning architectural studio specializes in custom homes, restaurants, boutique retail and commercial projects. In this episode we discuss his approach to solution based [...]
Have you ever heard a piece of music and thought, Wow! This is amazing!" There is plenty of great compositions out there, so I'm sure this has happened to you at least once in your life, and when it does, it is usually impossible to understand [...]
Once you begin to narrow your focus on the target budget for your project it will be important to understand how your budget will be allocated to the various project pieces.
There are no promises that this will be as fun as shopping for new appliances or as alluring as choosing sexy flooring for your master bathroom, but defining a reasonable budget for your new home or remodel is the first step toward delivering a [...]
Upon interest in developing a home, most homeowners are unsure of how to proceed properly, especially when it comes to a remodel versus starting a new project from scratch.
It’s easy for homeowners to be tempted into “off-the-shelf” green solutions as a magic bullet to creating sustainability. Things like internet connected thermostats and light dimmers, home battery systems and solar roofing tiles are sexy - and [...]
Think about finding the right architect for your project like finding your next pair of shoes. When you shop for shoes, you think about which pair is appropriate for your intended use.