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
By the time I was 10 years old I knew I’d grow up to be either an architect, or a heavy metal drummer. As fate would have it, the rise of grunge and alternative music in the early ‘90s pushed heavy metal out of the spotlight so I naturally shifted my focus to my second love and went on to secure two degrees in architecture and design theory. Now, with over 28 years experience in architecture, the last 21 practicing custom home design in coastal Orange County, Palm Springs, and Hawaii, I have no regrets, though I still plot my rise through the ranks of musical stardom with my band THUNDERHOSE – much to my wife’s chagrin.
In 2005, after nearly 10 years as the managing associate for Mark Singer Architects in Laguna Beach, I opened the doors to my own firm and have continued my focus on innovative designs for not only residential projects, but also restaurant, retail, and hotel projects.
Prior to launching my practice I served on the faculty of Cal Poly Pomona where I taught architectural design studio for 2 years. I continue to be a guest lecturer and juror for architecture and design classes at Cal Poly Pomona, USC, Cal State Long Beach, California Baptist University, Orange Coast College, and Saddleback College.
Over the last several years I’ve been invited to speak as an expert panelist or contributor for various professional, art, and media groups including the American Institute of Architects, the Laguna Art Museum, Houzz.com, Zillow.com, the Orange County Register, and PBS.
As a past member of the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Architects, Orange County, I served as Design Awards Committee Chair, and Director of Design for 4 years and continue to serve as a Design Awards Committee member. I currently serve on the Design Review Committee for The Strand at Headlands development in Dana Point, California.
I hold a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA and a Bachelor of Architecture degree, cum laude, from Cal Poly Pomona. I’m a licensed architect in the states of California, Texas, and Hawaii, and a Certified Green Building Professional.
CHRISTINE MILLERSenior Designer & Project Manager
Christine is a naturally outgoing person with great communication skills. Her ability to manage her projects, and tolerate the rest of us guys in the office is truly remarkable.
Christine started at ALA as an intern while studying architecture. During her last two years at Cal Poly, Pomona, Christine spent her summers with ALA sharing the new technologies and design tools she’d learned while at school. This proved to be invaluable and we have adopted many of the tools she shared with us.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree, cum laude, from Cal Poly, Pomona, and is actively pursuing her architect’s license.
BRANDON HERBSTSenior Designer & Project Manager
Brandon is a skilled project manager, talented computer modeler, and has a keen understanding of design. It’s no surprise that his contributions at ALA have lead to several recent design awards for projects in which he was involved.
Brandon first started with ALA in 2010 as an intern while studying architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After graduating near the top of his class Brandon came back to a full-time position as Designer and Project Manager and continues to hone a number of impressive skills that bring value and excitement to our firm. We are lucky to have him in the office and I’m proud to see him continue his path towards becoming a licensed architect.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is actively pursuing his architect’s license.