The firm was founded in 2003 by Magdalena Glen-Schieneman. Magdalena comes from a family of architects living in the Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe. She brings to her expression of contemporary West Coast architecture an Old World sensitivity steeped in the 20th-century modernist tradition.

The firm’s many residential projects embody a defining sense of refined comfort and ease of living. Core values embraced by the firm include: accessibility (architecture is not meant to confuse,) desirability (this indeed is the home of my dreams,) profundity (the solutions to the challenges addressed in any individual design are not facile or offhand,) permanence (the built design is not of this transitory moment but occupies a domain marrying the best values of past, present, and future,) and tactile inquisitiveness (material selection is not limited by ignorance of current and developing trends and possibilities.) These core values enable MGS Architecture to design homes of beauty, comfort, and style.

Services Provided
Residential architecture and design , landscape design, modular homes design, interior design, space planning,

Areas Served
Los Angeles Metro, including:
Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Culver City, South Pasadena, Arcadia

Also serving Palm Springs and Mammoth Lakes areas!

Certifications and Awards
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014
LA Westside Architecture Firm
Best of Houzz 2013 & 2014

Contact: Magdalena Glen
Location: 4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 250
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Commented: Floors Thank you for your comment. We have a hydronic floor heating, so the concrete is 3" thick, we did several saw cuts to reduce cracking. It is an epoxy finish over very smooth, level 3 semi polished concrete...
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Commented: What color are the walls painted? love it! Aura Waterborne Interior Paint - Matte Finish (522), Satin Finish (526) ultra white, CC-10
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Commented: Hi, great landscaping! Just wondering what the ground cover used is? The ground cover in the foreground is Dwarf Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon) Zone USDA 6-11, tolerates full sun but performs best in a partial shade, prefers slightly acidic, well drained soils. Happy planting!...
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