Shawn Peterson - PDS Architects

(310) 709-1222

Services Provided
Residential - New home and renovation - remodel designs for the individual home owner or on spec for developers. Specializing in Historic Preservation and Green Building.

Commercial - New building and TI with over 25 years experience specializing in corporate headquarters and Education Facilities.

Areas Served
All of Los Angeles County and Neighboring Beach Cities

Typical Job Cost
$300,000 - $2,000,000+
Average fees including CA compared to construction cost:
Less than 300k = 10%
300k-500k = 8-9%
750k-1,000k = 7-8%
1,250k-2,000k = 5-6%
2,000k + = negotiated

Business Description
Residential and Commercial Architecture with fast, friendly and affordable services. PDS Architects have over a decade of residential design experience.

With the challenges brought to us throughout these years we can confidently say we have the versatility to engage a multitude of design projects no matter what the budget may be. We have unprecedented success with every review board we have had the pleasure to be in front of and our team is dedicated to deliver on time and under budget through every phase from the moment you call us.

We ask many questions, listen closely and offer multiple suggestions for achieving each customer's design goal. The client is able to access our many years of design experience and strong construction knowledge to bring their dreams to reality. Designing within their budget and staying ahead of schedule, they think of us as their team leader to organize the chaos of all the sub-contractors that go into building their home. One of our strengths would be our "Construction Administration", where we regularly visit the job site becoming the go between with the contractor and the homeowner. Let us be the experienced guide by your side on the journey to realizing your design ideas.

We will meet with you on site at no charge so try us today!

Certification and Awards
CA Licenses, AIA and Associate AIA, ICAA and ICAA Neo Classicists
Los Angeles, CA US 
Shawn Peterson 
137 N. Larchmont Blvd,
Los Angeles, California,
United States, 90004 
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Vivian Rase
I just wanted to post a picture of the progress with the new front porch and cedar shakes we chose. I'm very happy with the results so far and will post some interior photos soon. It's hard to see but the second story has cedar shakes while the rest is clapboard siding. I still have shutters to install and of course landscaping.
March 17, 2014 at 8:15am     
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Review by hueguinan:

As General Contractors and having worked with many of the top Architects and Designers in Los Angeles we consider Shawn Peterson to be one of the best there is....
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Review by drsusan:

Gave them specific ideas as to what I wanted. Only one out of 3 designs matched what I told them. Cancelled meetings last minute or were late, but still charged...
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Review by mlacroman:

I have spoken to other firms and Sean and the team at PDS are second to none. From concept to completion he had a solution to make make 1926 boxed room house f...
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Review by garethjames:

Shawn did a fantastic job on our remodel. My wife and I already had a pretty good job of the floor plan we wanted to create. Shawn helped us tweak these ideas. ...
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