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.”
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3D Rendering, Architectural Design, Building Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Home Additions, Home Extensions, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Custom Homes
Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood Los Angeles, Culver City, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Topanga, Venice, West Hollywood
Multiple AIA awardsLicensed ArchitectsAIALEED APBest of Houzz 2013: DesignBest of Houzz 2014: Design