davis brown architecture

We are a boutique design firm based in Ojai, California serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. We practice Modernity in both traditional and contemporary settings.

Our focus is on the individual needs of our clients tempered by an awareness of the project’s natural setting. Climate, solar orientation and local weather patterns – including fire and flood cycles – are critical to our understanding of context and inform our long-standing embrace of sustainable strategies.

We are keenly attuned to the spatial choreography within the building envelope as well as the interplay between sheltered (architectural) and un-sheltered (garden or landscape) spaces. Our diverse portfolio evinces a consistent, modernist sensibility while also reflecting a deep respect for the traditional design contexts of Southern California – Spanish Colonial, Craftsman and Mid- Century.

Our practice is further defined by its commitment to a collaborative design process that encourages the contributions of the client, consultants and builders; at its core, is an ability to address the practical and aesthetic needs of the client while responding to the unique context of each project.

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