Dean Nota Architect is an established Los Angeles firm with over thirty years of experience in residential and commercial projects. We are located in Hermosa Beach, a coastal suburb of metropolitan LA. Our current work includes proposals for custom, client occupied, buildings for sites in Los Angeles, the western United States and Central America.
Dean Nota's work is guided by a design process that envisions a building as an orchestrated spatial experience, shaped by site context, light, structure and material expression. Hierarchy of scale and visual axes are articulated in spaces that are subtly defined and interlocking in a deliberate progression, culminating in an opening to a view, whether of the ocean, the city or a glimpse into a secluded courtyard. Particularly adept at bringing light into interiors in unexpected ways, Nota harnesses the third dimension to animate and further order interiors while detail, craft and material discipline provide a framework for the overall composition.
Through publication, awards and teaching, Dean Nota is committed to progressing the legacy of Modernism. His work has been published worldwide, including twenty six issues of GA Houses in Japan. He has received design awards from local and regional chapters of the AIA and Sunset Magazine, including a 2008 AIA National Small Projects Award for the Pfeiffer Studio.
Nota's houses have been featured in sixteen books and in print publications in the US, Japan, Spain, Italy, Russia, France and Germany. He has participated in exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Milan, and Madrid, and he has lectured at USC, MoCA, California State Polytechnic University as well as local AIA chapters. In 2008 he participated in the Small Projects Awards Panel at the AIA Convention in Boston. His houses have regularly appeared on AIA sponsored home tours and, in 2006, the Reyna Residence was a featured tour project for Architectural Digest's, Architecture Days.
Full service design and planning of building projects including: site planning, interior design, lighting design, landscape design, audiovisual-home automation and entitlements.
Los Angeles Region, Western United States and Central America (Costa Rica).
Licensed Architect in Californa - Member of the American Institute of Architects, admitted to College of Fellows - Projects have received local, regional and national AIA Design Awards - Projects published nationally and internationally.