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“Music is liquid architecture, Architecture is frozen music.”

“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

-Le Corbusier

-John Quincy Adams






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SINGLE RESIDENTIAL “If you look at the Earth without architecture, it’s sometimes a little bit unpleasant. So there is this basic human need to do shelter in the broadest sense of the word, whether it’s a movie theater or a simple log cabin in the mountains. This is the core of architecture: To provide a space for human beings.” -Peter Zumthor



Naples - Venice, CA

Santa Clara - Venice, CA

Unit: 4,500 SF

Unit: 4,150 SF

Levels: 2 + Roof Deck

Levels: 2 Stories + Roof Deck

Bedrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 4

Bath: 4.5

Bath: 4.5

Located just off of Venice Boulevard and

After the renovation and addition, the home

This contemporary single family home is

Some of its unique features include a pri-

minutes away from both Venice Beach and

will include 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a

just a stones through away from the hip

vate wrap around swimming pool, a private

Marina Del Rey, this single family residence

three car garage, an indoor/outdoor patio

neighbourhood of Abbot Kinney, but se-

deck for the master bedroom, and a roof

is the best of both worlds with its modern

leading to an outdoor pool, private outdoor

cluded enough to feel like your own private

deck. In order to bring nature indoors and

design and luxurious amenities.

gardens for each of the master bedrooms,


create tranquil spaces, we included glass

and a rooftop patio.

openings throughout the house for natural light and optimal views of the surrounding nature.





Vernon - Venice, CA

Unit: 2 Units, 5,600 SF Levels: 2 Bedrooms: 6 Bath: 2.5 each “As an architect you design for the present with an awareness of the past for a future

The concept for the design of the duplex homes is a blend of open spaces, natural elements, and modern design. To achieve this, we include open communal spaces and incorporate natural materials into the overall design.

which is essentially unknown.� – Norman Foster


“The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.� -Arthur Erickson


Sierra Bonita - Pasadena, CA

Unit: 5 Units, 16,553 SF

Each unit also includes a private patio on

Levels: 2 + Basement

the left side of the building, as well as a

Bedrooms: 13

two car private garage and basement area

Bath: 32.5

underneath the first level. Finally, on the right side of the building you will find an

In total, there are 5 units with 2 bedrooms

open communal space with picturesque

and 1 unit with 3 bedrooms. Each unit is

landscaping and a barbeque area. The con-

made up of 2 stories, plus a basement level.

cept for the design of this collection of sin-

The first level includes the living area and

gle-family homes is a blend of open spaces,

kitchen. On the second level, we have the

natural elements, and modern design. To

bedrooms and private balcony.

achieve this, we include open communal spaces and incorporate natural materials into the overall design



SINGLE RESIDENTIAL Wonderview - Glendale CA The main idea behind the project was to create a contemporary interpretation of a modern single family home. For the materials, we used a combination of travertine, glass, and smooth stucco. Some of the most noticeable features are the use of authentic colors and glass openings for the faรงade of the building. Because it is located on the hillside, we have also included plenty of opportunities for breathtaking views with a glass facade and open space. The overall aesthetic of the home can be described as modern, simple, and functional.


Kildonan - Glendale, CA

Unit: 3,800 SF

The renovation design consist in an open

Levels: 1 Story

floor plan, 1 extra bedroom and extension

Bedrooms: 4

of the master bedroom and kitchen .

Bath: 4.5

New window treatment was installed to provide more light and views to the city and Downtown LA since the property is located on the hillside of Glendale.


“My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.� -Luis Barragan


“We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.” -John Ruskin



Edgewood - Inglewood, CA This 39 unit affordable housing apartment building will provide residents a convenient and stylish living environment., With a combination of 19 one bedroom, 18 two bedroom, and 2 three bedroom units, potential tenants have a variety of living arrangement choices. The building also provides an ample amount of parking spaces with a two level underground parking garage. To provide open outdoor spaces, we have included a central courtyard with a garden area, which sits on a podium above the underground parking garage. There is also a roof deck garden for ultimate relaxation and recreation. The overall aesthetic of the apartment building is a fusion of modern design, open spaces, and natural elements in order to create comfortable living spaces for residents.


Harvard - Los Angeles, CA

Type: Multi Unit

The design is simple and modern with

Unit: 10 units, 7500 SF

discrete material that will blend with the

Levels: 4 levels + Roof Deck

neiborhood but still gives the essence of a

Bedrooms: 4 studio units, 5, 1 bedroom

unique multi unit complex.

units and 1, 2 bedroom units

Finally, the front and back units uniquely of-

Bath: 12 bath

fer walk out balconies for spectacular views of the city.

Potential residents have three types of living arrangements to choose from with studios, one bedroom units and 1 two bedroom.

“Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.� -Thom Mayne


Catalina - Los Angeles, CA

Type: Multi Unit

The concept for this apartment building is

Unit: 24 units, 5600 SF

low maintenance and convenience. In our

Levels: 5 levels + Roof Deck

design, we aim to complement the low

Bedrooms: 12 studio units, 10, 1 bedroom

maintenance and modern aspects of the

units and 4, 2 bedroom units


Bath: 40 bath

As a whole, the building is 5 stories with a podium deck, ground level parking for guests, and one level of underground parking for residents. In addition, potential residents have two types of living arrangements to choose from with 4 two bedroom units, 10 one bedroom, and 12 Studios.

“You have to accept as an architect to be exposed to criticism. Architecture should not rely on full harmony.� -Renzo Piano


EDUCATIONAL RENOVATION Jefferson High School - San Antonio, TX Grace PG Design Group is the Interior design consultant for the 1930’s National Historicallydesignated Thomas Jefferson High School. Responsibilities include, programming, historical renovation scope and research, space planning and renovation of the old 1930’s building and gym. Grace PG Design Group also is in charge of cohesiveness in design throughout the campus, coordination with the principal architect, Perkins & Will on the new construction including the architecture / interior design wing and the dance studio for Lasso’s and Lariats’.



Woodlawn Academy - San Antonio, TX

As the interior design consultant, GPG’s role has included programming, budget reconciliations, space planning, new lighting, flooring, kitchen consultant coordinator and coordination with MEP. The Woodlawn elementary school is being transformed to an Academy that will include grades from pre-kinder through 8th grade. This renovation includes a new addition of 26,000 sf, which GPG is also the providing all the interior services in design and coordination. Total Square footage of the new and existing is 75,000 sf and will accommodate 660 students.



FREELANCE “All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.� -Philip Johnson



Walnut, Los Angeles, CA

The project consist of an single family renovation and addition, the client really like the existing floorplan so we tried to keep it as close as we could but make all the spaces more open and bigger. We kept the same amount of bedrooms and amenities. The interior renovation accomplished a more modern and stylish design that projects the client’s essence. The master bedroom SF increase by 1/3 from the existing SF and we added an office in the bedroom, the regular bedrooms got bigger closets and bathrooms. The new kitchen and dinning provide an open floorplan that will provide light to the spaces.

“Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.” Arthur Erickson



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