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PDA and Heyler Realty Talk ADU’s

PDA and Heyler Realty Talk ADU’s 506 481 Paul Davis Architects

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are mini-homes that California residents are now permitted to build in their backyards, or inside their existing single-family residences. ADUs can also be additions to homes, or created through converting existing garages. Paul Davis Architects recently had the pleasure of being asked to be the guest speaker at an event hosted…

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Need a Passive House Designer? We Know A Guy!

Need a Passive House Designer? We Know A Guy! 1280 1280 Paul Davis Architects

We are excited to announce that Paul Davis AIA is now a Certified Passive House Designer through the Passive House Institute! This enables him to add the coveted professional credential “CPHD” to his name. Much more importantly, it enables PDA to provide powerfully effective sustainable design services to our clients. Passive Houses (which can actually be any type of…

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PDA Accepts Orange County AIA “25 Year” Design Award at Newport Beach Ceremony

PDA Accepts Orange County AIA “25 Year” Design Award at Newport Beach Ceremony 1000 606 Paul Davis Architects

In a ceremony at the Newport Beach Civic Center on September 13, 2018, PDA principal Paul Davis accepted the AIAOC’s prestigious “25 Year Award”, recognizing Ladd & Kelsey’s 1961 “Stuft Shirt” restaurant building and our renovation of that landmark modern structure overlooking Newport Harbor.  The 25-year Award is conferred in recognition of buildings at least…

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PDA Selects “Corkcicle” as Our Official Office Water Bottle – Just Say “No” to Plastic!

PDA Selects “Corkcicle” as Our Official Office Water Bottle – Just Say “No” to Plastic! 1280 960 Paul Davis Architects

PDA is committed to promoting sustainability.  Since disposable, single-use plastic water bottles are a global environmental problem, we are particularly keen to do our part to limit their use.  As admirers of good design in all forms, we are happy to provide elegant and functional “Corkcicle” Thermos-style insulated canteens to all staff members.  These containers…

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Balance in Design – See Our Work Featured on Houzz

Balance in Design – See Our Work Featured on Houzz 2500 1762 Paul Davis Architects

Recently, our Newport Beach Residence project was featured in the Houzz article, “Did You Know About the 3 Types of Balance in Design?” This striking modern home was a ground-up project in Newport Beach, California, and features bright, airy living spaces with immediately adjacent “garden rooms” and rigorous detailing. It’s an honor for our work…

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PDA Leads Venice Architectural Walking Tour

PDA Leads Venice Architectural Walking Tour 1000 1250 Paul Davis Architects

Today PDA principal Paul Davis had the the pleasure of leading two classes of high school honors English students (along with members of the faculty and administration) from Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences on a two-hour walking tour through Venice.  We started at the Venice Public Library (secret Michael Graves project), walked through the…

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PDA at the 6th Annual Venice Merchant’s Showcase

PDA at the 6th Annual Venice Merchant’s Showcase 1600 1200 Paul Davis Architects

On Saturday May 20th, PDA was very pleased to participate in the “6th Annual Merchants of Venice Showcase”, a joint venture between the Venice and Mar Vista Chambers of Commerce. The Venice High School front lawn was a perfect location for the event, which featured dozens of local businesses and non-profits, displaying their wares and…

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