ABOUT THE COMPANY

AKA is a full-service architecture firm located in Downtown Los Angeles.  We provide the following Design Services:

  • Mixed-Use
  • Hospitality
  • Master Planning
  • Multi-Family and Custom Residential
  • Entitlements
  • Interior Design
  • Public Art

Every project comes with a unique set of possibilities and constraints, and we seek to create the most powerful and meaningful solution.  We work with Owners to address spatial needs, pro forma, and above all the spirit of the project.  Each design solution expresses the intention and dreams of the client, filtered through our knowledge of architectural history, codes and urban context.

We believe in healthy living spaces, gracious proportions, and attention to detail.  We provide custom service for each project, as no two sets of conditions are ever the same.

While trained as modernists, we believe that the fundamental principles of modernism must be revised and expanded for greater connection between buildings, their occupants, and the urban environment.

We believe in ornament, personalization, and codified meaning.  We are committed to the development of a new language of ornament based on 21st century technology and our new global existence.

We draw our inspiration from diverse fields including fine art, fashion and landscape.  Our work is based in a love of history and curiosity about the natural world.  Every project has a unique character which we celebrate and explore.

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Some images that inspire us are below.

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Textile Block Printing

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Carlo Scarpa

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Michael Hansmeyer

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Andrea Palladio

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Kamal Ud-Din Behzad

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Alexander McQueen

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Le Manach Tapestry

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Friday Mosque / Kufic Script, Isfahan