Since 2005 Anders Lasater Architects has been committed to providing outstanding design with great customer service. It all starts with the right people and we’ve been very fortunate to have such an outstanding staff.
ANDERS LASATERCEO, Principal Architect
In 2005, after nearly 10 years as the managing associate for Mark Singer Architects in Laguna Beach, Anders opened the doors to his own firm and has continued his focus on innovative designs for not only residential projects, but also restaurant, retail, and hotel projects.
Anders holds a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, cum laude, from Cal Poly Pomona. He is a licensed architect in the states of California, Texas, and Hawaii, and a Certified Green Building Professional.
In his free time you might find Anders working out together with his wife and two sons, or actively working on visiting all 50 United States. With only a few more to go thr pressure is on to complete the goal soon! However, having been born and raised here in Southern California, it remains his favorite state to date.
CHRISTINE MILLERSenior Associate
As Managing Associate for ALA Christine is the backbone of daily operations, and the one that keeps us all in line. We lovingly refer to her as our office mom. Christine is a naturally outgoing person with great communication skills. Her ability to manage her projects, and tolerate the rest of us in the office is truly remarkable.
Christine started with ALA as an intern while finishing her Architecture studies at Cal Poly, Pomona. During that time she introduced a variety of new technologies and design tools to the office and has continued to lead us with innovations today. Her ability to adopt and adapt new technology to make our work better is invaluable.Christine holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree, cum laude, from Cal Poly, Pomona, and is actively pursuing her architect’s license.
When Christine isn’t chasing after her work, you’ll find her chasing after her son who’d recently learned to walk and run. She loves spending her free time with him and her husband and, on the weekends, you can find them at one of the local car race tracks, or down at the beach with friends. Together they like to explore Southern California and can’t wait to use their new travel trailer to expand their expeditions.
HNIN NYEINProject Manager
Hnin (pronounced “Nin” like “Ninja”) energizes the office with her charming personality, and her always surprising variety of snacks, pots of tea, and home-baked goodies that she generously shares with all of us. She also shares her past experience with interior design and her keen eye for detail and integrity. Though her title is “Project Manager”, we like to joke that she’s really our “Project Ninja” – she’s fierce, and strong enough to take you out in the blink of an eye. You’ve been warned!
Hnin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree, from Cal Poly, Pomona, and is actively pursuing her architect’s license.
When Hnin isn’t busy thinking about work, she loves to spend time with her husband Michael. Hnin loves to sew, draw, cook and bake. She always loves to share her latest culinary skills with the office. Keep on refining those macaroons Hnin 😉
AMANDINE ISOARDIProject Manager
Amandine comes to us all the way from the beautiful island of Corsica, France, where her experience as a European architect helped refine her naturally sophisticated design sense. Those skills have infused many of our recent projects with a superior sense of materiality, scale, and detail that is both sexy and seductive. Add to that her incredibly charming French accent and she’s become the femme fatale of architecture here at ALA! We’re fortunate to have her working with us.
Amandine is not only an excellent designer, she also has a great eye for photography. In her free time, Amandine loves to travel back to Corsica to visit with her family. She also loves to explore the US with her husband and daughter, with a firm favorite for California, her adoptive homeland.
BRIAN GARDARIANProject Manager
Brian studied architecture at the Newschool of Architecture & Design where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, cum laude. His past work with cabinetry/ furniture-making as well as digital fabrication brings a particularly unique perspective to his work here at ALA. Brian has a great eye for graphics and a keen understanding of marketing and social media as well.
Beyond the office, Brian has a strong interest in technology. If you can’t find him behind his computer, you might find him boating here in Newport, in the desert off-roading, or on the beach playing his various sports. We’re lucky to have him here!
Since completing his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA, Liam is currently working towards his Master of Architecture degree at University of Pennsylvania. Liam is making a great contribution to our team by sharing his knowledge of new, cutting edge 3D animation software and killer graphic skills. We know he’ll leave a “Lasting” impact on our work and we’re really excited to have him interning with us!