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Passive Solar Design in Architecture

“Location, location, location” – this is the common cry when people discuss the value of a property, whether it’s a business or residence. But location is also extremely important if you want to i…

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel Project

Nearly 20 years have passed since Dean Larkin remodeled the historic Hollywood Hotel called Farmer’s Daughter but Dean remembers the project fondly. “It was a really fun project. The owners liked …

Dean Larkin Architectural Design Project Makes California Homes Cover

September 30, 2021- Los Angeles, California – Dean Larkin Design is pleased to announce that one of their architectural design projects is being featured on the cover of California Homes Magazine….

Contemporary Residential Architecture in Los Angeles Area

Contemporary residential architecture in Los Angeles is easy to find in this cradle of the modernist movement in architecture. As a mecca for modern architecture Los Angeles is the home of legenda…

The Evolution of Sustainable Design in California Contemporary Architecture

Sustainable design is very desirable today and the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC), established in 1993, promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. In support of …

Micky’s Bar Design Project in West Hollywood

Micky’s Bar is an iconic bar in West Hollywood which, due to a fire, was completely reimagined in 2007 by Dean Larkin Designs. Architectural design work leads to projects that are memorable for a …

3 Features Of Dean Larkin’s Indoor/Outdoor Residential Designs

One of the most popular trends in residential design is blurring the lines between the indoors and the outdoors. Organic architecture design concepts are also being used to allow more natural ligh…

Robert Wise’s Former Century City Condo

Often a project is special for sentimental reasons. One such project for Dean Larkin was this Century City Condo project. Dean relates a story about his initial interview with the condo owner, Ale…

Diving Into Light-Filled Modern Architectural Design

The way in which light is incorporated into architectural design can generate a different ambiance, create a sense of comfort, and even evoke emotion. Light is a critical component of any architec…