About the Author
Bassenian/Lagoni Architects of Newport Beach, California, is one of the most active and influential residential design firms in California, the United States and abroad. In a recent survey of the top residential architectural firms in California, BLA was ranked #1 in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County and the San Francisco Bay Area. The firm also engages in major residential projects in such cities as Sacramento, Denver, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Baltimore, Atlanta, Orlando and Tampa, as well as major new developments in China, Thailand, Dubai, India and Pakistan. Authors of the bestselling PURE CALIFORNIA: 35 Inspiring Houses in the New California Tradition, BLA has won numerous national and regional design awards and competitions. Aram Bassenian, AIA, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Architecture and founder and chairman of the firm, is a noted speaker at housing design and industry functions and is a regular contributor to Professional Builder Magazine. He and his company have been credited for bringing a new sense of style and grace to production housing in the United States.