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Appleton Partners LLP – was established by Marc Appleton in 1976, and has offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. We have designed over 700 projects and specialize in the planning, design, and landscaping of custom residential, institutional and commercial projects for both private and public clients. Our projects include additions, restorations and the adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as new construction. We have been extensively published in major design periodicals and have won numerous awards and competitions. Design is a collaborative process with our clients, inspired by their specific desires, needs, program, and budget. The location, environment, and siting of each project strongly influence this process, and a harmonious relationship between the buildings and landscape is always an essential concern.

Whether contemporary or traditional in style, our architecture strives for an appreciation of place and time. The work is diverse and eclectic, and we reject the idea that a successful design practice needs to be “branded” or have a consistent signature style, or that architecture always has to shout.

Leadership

Founding Principal, AIA

Managing Partner, AIA

Design Director, AIA, NCARB, ICAA

Director of Finance & Administration

Senior Management

Director of Design Technology

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager, AIA

Landscape Architect

Project Manager, AIA

The Team

Jean-Guy Dube

Frank Berzai

Brian Speyerer

Thomas Sekula

Nell Bornhorst

Alex Behnke

Kayla Macias

Nicholis Sheley

Maja Jonson

Steve Aldana

Christopher Seo

Behrokh Govari

Clients

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Recognition

National & Regional
Awards

2016
Architectural Digest
AD Top 100 Architects & Designers Award

2014
Design Leadership Network
Design Leadership Award

2012
The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art 2012
The Arthur Ross Awards, Board of Directors Honor

2012
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

2011
Pacific Design Center, Westweek 2011
Star of Design Award, Lifetime Achievement

2010
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

2007
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

2005
Pacific Design Center, Westweek 2005
Star of Design Award, Architecture

2004
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

2003
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
Southern California Wine & Spirits Nevada Headquarters
Las Vegas, Nevada
Honor Award

2002
The Classicist
10th Anniversary Edition

2002
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

2000
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

1995
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

1991-1992
Sunset Western Home Award Waingrow Residence
Brentwood, California
Merit Award
Honor Award

1991
University of California
White Mountain Research Station
Crooked Creek Facility
Bishop, California
Honor Award

1991
Architectural Digest
AD top 100 Architects & Designers

1990
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Ocean Park Cooperative Housing
Santa Monica, California
Merit Award

1990
City of Whittier
Downtown Housing
Revitalization Plan Competition
First Prize

1982
California Building Officials
Boyd Street Place
Los Angeles, California
Award for Excellence

1975
Coast Magazine Competition
“What to do with Alcatraz Island”
San Francisco, California
First Prize

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AIA California
Council Award

1991
Ocean Park Housing Cooperative
Santa Monica, California
Urban Design Award

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AIA Los Angeles
Chapter Awards

1989
Edwards Residence and Studio Santa Monica, California
Merit Award

1985
Day Residence
Los Angeles, California
Merit Award

1984
Boyd Street Place
Los Angeles, California
Citation

1984
Gene Burton, Inc.
Pasadena, California
Citation

1983
Boyd Street Place
Los Angeles, California
President’s Award

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Local
Awards & Prizes

1990
Los Angeles Conservancy
Southern View Limited Project
Los Angeles, California
Preservation Award

1984
County of Santa Barbara Arts Commission
Eucalyptus Lane Beach Access
Montecito, California
First Prize

1983
City of Los Angeles
Boyd Street Place
Los Angeles, California
Special Recognition Certificate

1983
Pasadena Beautiful Foundation
Gene Burton, Inc.
Pasadena, California
Annual Award

1982
Los Angeles Downtown Breakfast Club
Boyd Street Place
Los Angeles, California
Rose Award

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Special
Exhibitions

2000
Exhibition: George Washington Smith – “Florestal”
Santa Barbara, California

1999
In Your Space: Public Art in
Santa Barbara, California

1985-1999
Eucalyptus Lane Beach Access
Santa Barbara, California

1995
Alumni Exhibition
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

1990
Art in the Public Interest, 1988-1990
County of Santa Barbara Arts Commission
Santa Barbara, California

1984
L.A. Architecture:
Restoration, Renovation and Re-Use
The Art Store Gallery
Los Angeles, California

1978
Mingei International:
Folk Toys of the World
University Town Center
La Jolla, California

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Employment

Our firm seeks qualified architects and designers who are committed to excellence and who have an understanding of classical and traditional design. We offer a great working environment, excellent benefits, and a competitive salary for the right candidate.

Unsolicited applications including a portfolio and a resume in .pdf format (no larger than 8 Mb) can be submitted to: info@appleton-architects.com subject line: ‘Job Application’

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Appleton Partners LLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, creed, gender, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline and termination.