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Dean Larkin Reviews

Having a home or building designed or remodeled is one of life’s big undertakings, so you want to be sure you have an architect that will listen to find out your needs and hopes for your new/updated space, and then turn them into reality. And one of the best ways to know if you are making the right choice for your architectural designer is to hear about others’ experiences with them. If you want to know what it’s like to work with us check out some of the Dean Larkin reviews we have received. Take a look and see for yourself if you think we will be a good fit. If so, contact us for a consultation and let’s get started on your dream house or ideal commercial space.

See What Our Past Clients Have to Say

Thomas M.

I have worked with Dean Larkin twice over a 22-year period. Dean was instrumental in me purchasing my home and doing the first renovation in 1995. He helped me conceptualize what this house could be and it was the best investment of my life. In 2005 we added over 1500 square feet to the home. He kept the integrity of the 1926 house in his interior and exterior design and it looks beautiful. I love it as much today as when we completed the project over ten years ago. The best part of working with Dean is that he is gracious, smart, personable and has great design sense. He also understands how to keep to a budget. Dean also helped me deal with my many contractors, in good times and bad. I am not sure I could have made it through my two renovations without his help, humor, and unbelievable access. I’d highly recommend him for any job.

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Victoria L.

We have loved working with Dean on two remodeling projects. Dean was great to work with because he brought his architectural talent and creativity to the table while also listening to our wants and needs — and even though we were one of his smallest projects, Dean gave us his full attention, which we really appreciated. He did a beautiful job modernizing our mid-century modern home while also preserving its original character. He then turned what I fondly used to refer to as “the shed” behind our house into a great studio / gym.

Marijke M.

We loved working with Dean and Liceth on our 1,600 sq ft condo in Century City CA. Where the layout looked limited for change, Dean came up with an amazing solution to give us more closet space and a more open feel to the primary bathroom and the rest of the condo. A change from an Eighties design into today’s style and age. We can highly recommend DLD, they are a pleasure to work with.

Paul P.

Livable, stylish and cutting-edge design topped with impeccable service. If you need an architect, start here.

David S.

Great designs with a flair…if you are looking to have a dream home or office you’ve come to the right place.

Dolly B.

Dean Larkin and his team were excellent and a pleasure to work with. Dean’s knowledge and expertise was so helpful to me, since this was my first experience doing a house renovation, which took a year to complete. He spent whatever time necessary to explain everything to my understanding and was always available if not immediately, returning my call promptly. He referred a contractor, which was a perfect match for me. He was interested in listening to my ideas and guiding me in the right direction. He is honest and it is obvious he truly loves what he does, in addition to being so talented and creative.

Neil C.

Dean was wonderful to work with, listened to our dreams of what we wanted out of our house and designed a house we have now lived in for 12 years! People are amazed when I tell them that our architect, who we did not know before, has remained such a valued friend!

Darlene P.

Dean and his team provided expert services when we purchased a 50 year old, 5000 s.f. commercial space that needed serious updating. The only original parts we kept were three walls and the concrete floor. Dean spent a lot of time with us and took the time to understand our business, our clients, and our vision for the building. He created a space that we are proud to call home. We followed his recommendations down to the colors, furniture choices and even placement of the furniture. Our clients think our space is beautiful and feel comfortable immediately. This is what we desired and Dean Larkin Design did an amazing job. Three years later and we are still loving everything about our space.

Stephen A.

I am a Realtor and General Contractor, I have sold and built hundreds of homes in Los Angeles between the Hollywood Hills and Pacific Palisades. I have worked with Dean and his team on many jobs, referred him to scores of clients, and have hired him for my own builds as well. He is hands down one of the most skilled architects I have ever worked with. But it doesn’t stop there, he is also practical, responsive, value oriented, is up to date on all the newest and edgiest materials and designs, and is just all around a great guy. I would (and do) recommend Dean Larkin and would be pleased to work with him again.

Contact Dean Larkin for Exceptional Contemporary Design in California

Now that you have seen some of the Dean Larkin Reviews, do you want to learn more about us? You can read more about our architectural design company here, and we would love to talk with you to discuss the space you are imagining. Reach out to us today to start a conversation.