Pritzkat & Johnson Architects, Inc.
304 Vista del Mar, Suite D in Redondo Beach | 310-375-7700 | firstname.lastname@example.org | pritzkatjohnson.com
Photographed by Marisa Guzman-Aloia
What is the history of your company?
“In 2005, after collaborating at another firm, we decided to form our own practice. Miles, a licensed architect since 1986, and Keith, licensed since 2008, are experienced in high-end residential architecture, including interior architecture and hardscape design.”
What is it that makes your company unique in the South Bay?
“We are well-versed in a wide variety of architectural styles. It is our philosophy that good design can be achieved in any style, whether Traditional, Contemporary, or somewhere in between. We understand the artistry that goes into each vernacular and how to maintain the integrity of the design throughout the process. Articulating the client’s vision or dream and finding creative ways to turn it into a reality makes each project exciting. We are a small firm, but we believe that in custom residential work it is important to have the full attention of at least one of the owners of the firm from inception to completion.”
Describe the project you’ve featured.
“This house is on a great site across from the golf course in Palos Verdes Estates. Because of the view impacts of adding a second story, we added the needed square footage by excavating underneath the existing house. Technically this was an addition/remodel however we completely transformed both the exterior and interior with the end result being essentially a new house. With the use of over grouted stone, rustic woods and quality finishes, a former 50s ranch house now has a rustic Mediterranean style that is warm, comfortable and inviting.”
What do you see on the horizon for the South Bay?
“We think high quality design and construction is going to continue to increase in this area. There is a lot of old housing stock on great lots in great neighborhoods that doesn’t meet the needs of the current South Bay lifestyle. Our success has been in translating these increasingly sophisticated tastes into the built environment. We think this trend will continue and even accelerate in the future.”