Dean Nota Architect is an established Los Angeles firm with over twenty years of experience in custom residential and commercial projects. We are located in Hermosa Beach, a coastal suburb of metropolitan LA. Our current work includes proposals for custom residential and commercial buildings for sites in Los Angeles and across the western United States.
Dean Nota Architect sees the creation of buildings as an open, collaborative process involving clients, consultants, public agencies and builders. Our architecture grows out of a search for unique, meaningful solutions to each client’s program and site, grounded in a tradition of Southern California modernism. The work continues to be guided by a design process rooted in the belief that context, structure, appropriate technology, natural light, and spatial orientation are the essential ingredients of architecture.
Born, raised and educated in Southern California, Dean Nota received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC) in 1973, where he was a founding student and a member of the first graduating class. He interned, and over a period of ten years, rose to the position of senior associate architect in the internationally acclaimed office of Raymond Kappe FAIA, prior to opening his own office in Los Angeles in 1982. Concurrent with the establishment of his practice, he served on the design studio faculty at SCI ARC from 1982 to 1988. His professional experience includes architectural, planning, transportation planning and urban design projects. He is the recipient of regional and local design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Sunset Magazine, and has served on design awards juries sponsored by the AIA. His built work and drawings have been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.