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About Dean Larkin Design Architect Firm

At Dean Larkin Design, we believe that every space has a story waiting to be told. Our role as a contemporary California architect firm is to help discerning clients like you tell that story in the most compelling way. We employ a sophisticated, approachable design ethos to reflect your aspirations and enhance your lifestyle.

Understanding our clients’ unique tastes and aspirations is at the heart of what we do. Whether you are an investor seeking a high-return luxury property, a retiree crafting your dream home, or a boutique hotel owner wanting to elevate your guests’ experience, we have the expertise to realize your vision.

View from loggia into courtyard includes couch, chairs and a table | River Lane Project | Dean Larkin Design
walkway from faith project | Dean Larkin Design
walkway from faith project | Dean Larkin Design

Journey of Dean Larkin Design

Every design firm has a journey, and ours began with Dean Larkin working as the first employee of Richard Landry, founder of Landry Design Group. Dean worked on many luxury projects with Landry, until eventually in 1999, he founded Dean Larkin Design architect firm. He brought his talent and his clients’ desires together for some truly spectacular designs and has since led a talented team in creating remarkable homes throughout Southern California, inspired by the region’s natural beauty and diverse architectural heritage.

From designing grand estates to partnering with real estate developers to bring luxury residential spaces to life, our portfolio showcases a rich tapestry of unique, custom projects. With an unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship, we have built our reputation as a leading architect firm in Los Angeles.

Dean Larkin Design’s DNA

Dean Larkin Design is a well established contemporary architecture firm in the Los Angeles, CA area. Individuals who want a unique residential or commercial space seek out Dean Larkin Design for many reasons. A big part of that is who we are, our vision and how we work with our clients.

At our heart, we are focused on bringing a location to its full potential, utilizing natural elements like light and location to create a space that is uniquely perfect for our clients’ desires and lifestyle. We make extensive use of light, especially natural lighting. This is one of the ways that we make our designs green. We also love to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces and continue the same materials for walls and window and door sills because we feel this creates an integrated architecture design with gradual transitions. Want to learn more about the Dean Larkin Design Architectural Firm’s DNA?

Collaborate With Us

Allow us to craft a space that is as unique as you. Reach out today and begin your journey with Dean Larkin Design, a premier architect firm committed to turning your architectural dreams into reality.

Selected Projects and Clients

Bel Air, California
28,000 sq. ft. Addition/Restoration of Paul Williams home
Hollywood Hills, California
New 10,000 Sq. ft. house for designer Bradley Bayou
Beverly Hills, California
New 15,000 sq. ft. Residence for Singer John Fogerty
Porter Ranch, California
New 10,000 sq. ft. home for Anthony Anderson
Beverly Hills, California
8,600 sq. ft. Renovation/Additions for Tom Arnold
Sherman Oaks, California
Remodel and Renovations for Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner
Hollywood Hills, California
4,000 sq. ft. Renovation/Addition of a Harry Gesner designed structure
Los Angeles, California
Vivienne Westwood Retain and Headquarters
Iron Chef Morimoto’s Restaurant
Iron Chef Morimoto’s Restaurant

More About Dean Larkin Design


The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Leaders of Today, Luxury Home Quarterly, Architizer, Home+Design, Luxe, Robb Report, California Homes, Worth and Architectural Digest have all published Dean Larkin-designed projects.

Additionally, Dean has won several prestigious prizes, including three Gold Nugget Awards and the Los Angeles Business Journal Award. Additionally, his work had been featured in three books including Dream Homes and referenced internationally in Los Angeles Architecture and Design; and have been featured in numerous television shows. Dean recently served as an architectural judge for the American Institute of Architects’ [AIA] Restaurant Awards, is a frequent speaker and writer on architectural issues, and an active member of the Architectural Guild of the University of Southern California where he earned his degree in architecture.

Want to Know More?

If you want to know more about us, and how we work, you can read about Dean Larkin Design’s founder.