hughesumbanhowar architects

(310) 399-5757

Services Provided
Architectural Design/Documentation • Bidding/Negotiation •Construction Administration • Interior Space Planning •Furniture and Fixture Design

Areas Served

Business Description
hughesumbanhowar architects is an architectural firm with studios in South Florida and Los Angeles. We create buildings, objects and projects for discriminating and engaged clients. The work we do is a reflection of our interest in craft, form and building technology in response to the contemporary condition. Guided by curiosity and intelligence, we excel in translating state-of-the-art technology into practical, unique and solution oriented projects to the benefit of clients and the broader community.

Form and function both drive the solution. We employ the term "performance": a hybrid definition that doesn’t discriminate between use, organization, and form. We free ourselves from the debate over whether architecture is an art or a tool. Art performs; tools perform. Art can be boring, tools can be beautiful.

Communication is critical. We ensure clients and architects are speaking in a common language at all times. We identify the core issues facing our clients and establish shared positions from which we can collectively evaluate the architectural proposals that follow.

Pro bono work in our community provides local solution. We participate in the 1% program, donating 1% of our budgeted billable hours annually. The 1% program creates a forum for “existing public interest work and pro bono architectural practice, with an ultimate goal of increasing the quality and quantity of that work.”

Contact us for your next project.

Certification and Awards
Multiple AIA awards
Licensed Architects

Best of Houzz 2013: Design
Best of Houzz 2014: Design
Los Angeles Premier Architect
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
1322 pacific avenue
Venice, CA 90291 
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We recently completed a spectacularly successful project with HUUM. We chose HUUM after meeting several leading Florida architects. Our selection process went...
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We used HUUM architects on a significant remodel to the front of our house, opening the space for our kitchen and living room areas. John and his team came to ...
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We have worked with this firm for 15 years on a regular basis. Always a pleasure to work with true professionals that have a lot of talent and no ego Attentio...
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John Umbanhower designed our house. We collaborated for 2 years before we broke ground. He was very hands on and available. John had well reasoned opinion...
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I hired the team at HUUM for two different projects. They started with designing my retail space, a craft supply and studio space. We went for an industrial lof...
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