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Montalba Architects, Inc. is an award-winning practice, producing select architecture and urban design related projects in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  By embracing a humanistic approach that considers not only a client’s needs and site considerations, but also the cultural and economic environment, solutions are realized that are contextual, yet conceptual and visionary in their intent, effect, and appeal.

Projects emphasize conceptual experience by creating environments that are both socially responsive and aesthetically progressive.  The forces of volumetric landscapes, material integrity, and the sculpting of natural light, as well as the purity of spatial volumes, create solutions to pragmatic requirements of the client, constructability, and context.

The depth of its work, innovative perspective, and collaboration highlight Montalba Architects’ emphasis on design-oriented architectural practice.  Montalba Architects has compiled an acclaimed and diverse collection of projects ranging in scale from commercial office interiors to residential homes, from retail stores to mixed-use buildings and master planning.

The Architect's Newspaper, August 14, 2013, "Jet Setting"
Los Angeles Magazine, July 2013, “Birth of an Icon"
Ocean Home Magazine, June/July 2013, “The Ins & Outs of It”
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2013, “Restaurant Design Awards”
MondoDR, Mar./Apr. 2013, “California Dreamin’”
VMSD, March 2013, “LAX Glamour Makeover”
Interior Design - Modern Style, 2013, "Mandeville Canyon Residence," It Sole 24
The Wall Street Journal, February 2013, "High Water Marks"
WWD, Jan. 3, 2013, "Marant Finds a Home on Melrose"
Residence Magazine, November 2012, “Westridge Residence”
LArchitecture, Fall 2012, “The Trendy and the Beautiful”
Design for the New Decade, 2012, “Washington Square Park Dental,” Design
Media Publishing Ltd.
Small Firms Great Projects, 2012, “Montalba Architects, Inc.”
Residential Architect Magazine, July-Aug. 2012, “Architect’s Choice”
CB View, May 5, 2012, “In Context”
Building Design+Construction, April 2012, “Forty Under 40”
ENR California, Feb. 13, 2012, “Top 20 Under 40”
Inc., Oct. 17, 2011, "World's Coolest Offices - Best Small Office"
Very Small Cafes & Restaurants, 2011, "Kara's Cupcakes," Laurence King
Builder, October 2011, "Builder's Choice"
Remodeling, September 2011, "Center of Attention"
GreenSource Magazine, August 2011, "Open Up and Say Ah"
Custom Home Magazine, May/June 2011, "2011 Custom Home Design Awards"
ARCHITECT Magazine, May 2011, "Honor Awards," Washington Sq. Park
arcCA, March 2011, "AIACC Design Awards"
Residential Architect Magazine, March/April 2011, "2011 Residential Architect
Design Awards"
Residential Architect Magazine, February 2011, "AIA Announces 2011 Institute
Honor Awards"
arcCA, February 2011, "What I Learned…"
San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 25, 2011, "AIA Gives 3 Bay Area Projects Honor
Small Firms Great Projects, 2010, "Montalba Architects, Inc."
944 Magazine, November 2010, "Sweet Escapes"
E-Architect, 2010, "Creating Space, Light, and Style"
GUSTO: A Journey through Culinary Design, 2010, "Kara's Cupcakes," Gingko
Green Building and Design, October 2010, "Architect to Watch"
Small Firms Great Projects, 2009, "Montalba Architects, Inc."
Powershop 2: New Retail Design, 2009, “Kara’s Cupcakes” and “Arcade,” Frame
FORM, Sept/Oct 2009, “Soaring Talent - 5 To Watch”
944 Magazine, April 2009, "Up in the Morning, Up All Night"
Small Firms Great Projects, 2008/2009, "Montalba Architects, Inc."
1000x Architecture of the Americas, 2008, “Montalba Architects, Inc.,” Deutsche
The New York Times, October 2008, “Boutique Beat: Five Top New Stores”
California Home + Design, October 2008, "Architect of Indulgence"
Martha Stewart Living, September 2008, "California Cool"
The Robb Report Collection, May 2008, “Take Two”
California Home + Design, May 2008, “2008 AIASF Design Awards”
ELLE DECOR, January/February 2008, "Rhapsody in Gray"
WWD, Oct. 29, 2008, “Neil Lane Opens New Store”
944 Magazine, December 2007, "Black Tie"
FORM, November 2007, Food Issue
SPACE, October 2007, “Detailed Constructions”
Harper’s Bazaar, June 2007, “A Fashionable Life”
Architectural Record, May 2007, “ArchRecord2”
LA Architect, Nov/Dec 2006, “Ten to Watch”
Competitions Magazine, Spring 2006, “Octavia Housing Winners”
Custom Home Builder, November 2005, “Select Poolhouses”
LA Architect, Jan/Feb 2005, “AIA|LA Design Awards 2005”
Octavia Residential Architect Magazine, Sept 05, “Boulevard of Dreams”
V-Life Magazine, October 2005, “Real Estate, Plot Lines”
San Francisco Chronicle, June 14, 2005, “Octavia Blvd Rolls Along”
Interior Design, October 2005, “Imagination Takes Flight”
1000 Architects, Fall 2005, “Montalba Architects, Inc.,” Images Publishing, AU
The Venice Paper, Nov/Dec 2004, “Something Old, Something Modern”
Interior Design, January 2004, “Ready for Primetime”
HGTV, Dream Homes, April 2003, “White Hot Modern”

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