Brooks + Scarpa is a collective of architects, designers and creative thinkers dedicated to enhancing the human experience. Honored with the 2014 Smithsonian Cooper- Hewitt National Design Award, the firm is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, materials research, graphic, furniture and interior design services that produces innovative, sustainable iconic buildings and urban environments.

Awarded the 2010 State of California and National American Institute of Architecture Firm Award for more than two decades of consistently exemplary work seamlessly blending architecture, art and craft, Brooks + Scarpa has also garnered international acclaim for the creative use of materials in unique and unexpected ways. The firm has also been recognized for pioneering more holistic approaches to delivering award winning environmentally responsive designs.

While the Brooks + Scarpa team practices architecture with an extremely rigorous and exacting methodology, incorporating cross-discipline research and digital technologies, we remain open-minded, so that our work can adapt throughout the dynamic process of making places for people. Each project is designed to address our client’s needs, budget and specific site conditions incorporating important global issues such as sustainability and digital fabrication.
History – Founded in 1991 as Pugh + Scarpa, the firm changed its name in 2010 to reflect the current leadership under Angela Brooks, FAIA and Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Jeffrey Huber, AIA. Today, Brooks + Scarpa is a 30 person interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments.

Our Work - Over the twenty five years of practice Brooks + Scarpa has competed nearly every project type ranging from single-family homes to multi-family housing, affordable housing, commercial, institutional, educational and governmental buildings. While many firms specialize in a single project type Brooks + Scarpa has developed design expertise regardless of building type. We are known for ‘special’ and ‘unique’ buildings of various types. We have developed design expertise, a methodology, regardless of building type. Approaching every project with fresh eyes, allows us to bring the best critical thinking to the table, often resulting in unique and appropriately suited solutions to old problems. 

Process - Our practice is grounded in the belief that clients direct participation in our design process results in more meaningful and thoughtful buildings. Our process is open and fosters active client participation and the ability to make choices as the project develops. We seek, obtain and develop critical knowledge early in the concept design phase. This collaborative approach to design serves as the basis for all Brooks + Scarpa projects.

Environmental Stewardship – Embedded in our way of working is a respect for our natural environment and fragile ecosystems. By integrating state-of-the-art eco-friendly design and science, our work is at the leading edge of sustainability best practices and innovation.

Design Excellence - Brooks + Scarpa has a proven track record at delivering design excellence that inspires and engages people, incorporating creativity, originality, functionality and technology. These core values allow us to challenge convention and explore new ways of building thru innovative use of materials, structures and technical systems to create spaces people love. 

Recognition – Ranked 2nd Overall top Architecture Firm in the USA by Architect Magazine and 333rd worldwide by Design Intelligence, Brooks + Scarpa is considered one the premier design firms in architecture, having been recognized with some of the most prestigious honors in the profession. 

With more than one hundred significant national and international awards and thousands of publications awards include; the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, National and State of California American Institute of Architects Firm Award, The Lifetime Achievement Award from AIA California Council and Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record Houses, Architectural Record Interiors, The World Habitat Award and The Rudy Brunner Prize. 

The firm’s work has been exhibited worldwide including venues such as The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The National Building Museum, Portland Museum of Art, the Gwanju Bienale and has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Landscape Architecture Design and Planning – Brooks + Scarpa offers planning and landscape design services.  For more info visit our website at :  PLAN(t)

1413 Michigan Housing, Santa Monica, CA
­La Mesa Housing, San Diego, CA
Miramar Housing, Los Angeles, CA
Gateway Apartments, Venice, CA
Brooks Ave Lofts, Venice Beach, CA
Hahn Apartments, Santa Monica, CA
Bronson Lofts, Hollywood, CA
Kings Road Lofts, West Hollywood, CA
Broadway Affordable Housing, Santa Monica, CA
Gordon Lofts, Hollywood, CA
George Gipson Senior Housing, Upland, CA
84th Street Affordable Housing, Los Angeles, CA
El Segundo Affordable Housing, Wilmington, CA
Coy Estes Senior Housing, Palmdale, CA
Gramercy Group Home, Crenshaw, CA
Mercy Housing Cathedral Plaza, San Diego, CA

1413 Pico Housing, Santa Monica, CA
Northpoint Mixed-use Development, Boston, MA
Van Dyke Mixed-use Housing, Detroit, MI

Q43 Lab Building at Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Santa Monica College Bookstore, Santa Monica, CA
University of Florida Architecture School Renovation, Gainesville, FL
Caltech Quantum Lab, Pasadena, CA
The Chadwick School Aquatic Center, Palos Verde, CA
The Chadwick School Dining Commons, Palos Verde, CA
The Chadwick School Roessler Hall Renovation, Palos Verde, CA
The Chadwick School Faculty Housing, Palos Verde, CA
Animo Lennox High School, Lennox, CA
Green Dot Public School, Memphis, TN
Santa Monica College Administrative Building, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles Community College District Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica College Ceramics Studio, Santa Monica, CA
LATTC Physical Education Building, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Monica College Computer Lab, Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica College Art Annex, Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Pier Carousel Restoration, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA
Engine Company 23 Youth Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Futian Civic Center, Shenzhen, China

Morley Gate United States Land Port of Entry, Nogales, AZ
Los Angeles Convention Center Solar, Los Angeles, CA
Placerita Canyon Nature Center, Newhall, CA
Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Santa Monica, CA

Youth Sports Complex, Pompano Beach, FL
Philadelphia Zoo Master Plan, Philadelphia, PA
Santa Monica Village Master Plan, Santa Monica, CA
Courson Connection Senior Housing, Palmdale, CA
Centennial Park, Pompano Beach, FL
Urban Philanthropies Event Space, Miami, FL

Benchmark Builders Showroom, Culver City, CA
Entity X Offices, Philadelphia, PA
Jerry Bruckheimer Mobile Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Beverly Center Renovation, West Hollywood, CA
MGA Entertainment, Chatsworth, CA
Moviola Studios, Burbank, CA
Four Season Restaurant and Grill, Westlake Village, CA
Davidson Street Warehouse Conversion, Charlotte, NC
Diva Productions, Santa Monica, CA
The Colony Mixed-use, Culver City, CA
Hollister Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Penn Station Mixed-use, Santa Monica, CA
Seven Up Bottling Company Corporate Offices, Buena Park, CA

Danny Devito Jersey Films Studio, Century City, CA
Jerry Bruckheimer Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Jennifer Lopez Studios, Westwood, CA
Pier 59 Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Set-n-Flow Yoga Studio, Hollywood, CA
National Public Radio Studios, Culver City, CA
Stoney Road Productions, New York, NY
Marina Fish Market, Culver City, CA
Frontier Capitol Offices, Charlotte, NCCreative Domain Studios, Hollywood, CA
Blind Film Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Varji + Varji Salon, Charlotte, NC
Los Angeles Airport Qantas Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
The Convergency, Charlotte, NC
Click3X Animation Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Bedford Falls Film Studio, New York, NY
Seven Up Offices, Buena Park, CA
Youbet Studios, Thousand Oaks, CA
Nitro Films, Santa Monica, CA
Mashimo Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Equity Marketing Offices, Charlotte, NC
Thirsty.com, Westwood, CA
Elizabeth Ave Offices, Charlotte, NC
Johnston Allison & Hord Offices, Charlotte, NC
Landor Advertising Agency, Irvine, CA
Dancing Leaf Studios, Charlotte, NC
XDrive.com, Santa Monica, CA
Biscuit Films, Hollywood, CA
Bedford Falls Film Studio, Santa Monica, CA
Direct Partners Advertising Agency, Santa Monica, CA
SolFX, Venice, CA
Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica, CA
Zuma Films, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
Inside Out Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Straw Dogs Studios, Beverly Hills, CA
Fahrenheit Films, Santa Monica, CA
Fiman Dixon Media Offices, Santa Monica, CA

Alma House, Manhattan Beach, CA
Cale Hill House, Maui, Hawaii
Make-it-Right Duplex, New Orleans, LA
Lu Residence, Marina Del Rey, CA
Pignatelli Residence, Hollywood, CA
Crommie Residence, Malibu, CA
Zimmer Residence, Beverly Hills, CA
Holzman Residence, Brentwood, CA
Herskovitz Residence, Rustic Canyon, CA
Redelco House One, Studio City, CA
Sohmer Residence, Hollywood Hills, CA
Glusker Residence, Santa Monica, CA
King Garcia Residence, Pacific Palisades, CA
Fett Residence, Brentwood, CA
Simonhoff Residence, Rancho Park, CA
Wasser Residence, Hidden Hills, CA
Dektor Residence, Studio City, CA
Hamed Sullivan Residence, Hollywood, CA

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