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We had a wonderful time at Westweek 2015 at the Pacific Design Center! Highlights included the Architectural Digest keynote panel, the book signing with California Homes Magazine, the social media panel at Crestron Electronics with Design Milk and Christian May, selfie sticks with Domaine Magazine at the Reagan Hayes showroom, Seon Ghi Bahk’s charcoal art at CMay gallery,  cocktails at Janus et Cie, posing with Mary McDonald and her gorgeous floral textiles… Read More

When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 11am Where: West Los Angeles, CA Who: Rachlin Partners Architects Tour #1: 11:00 AM Tour #2: 12:00 PM Join AIA Los Angeles for this special tour of the Sawyer House led by Michael Rachlin of Rachlin Partners Architects Transformation of the Sawyer House began with gutting the entire interior of the 2,000-square-foot structure in two phases. A typical 1950s California residence, the house lacked a definable style… Read More

Snyder Diamond, the venerable designer kitchen and bath company of Southern California, transformed its Santa Monica showroom into a showcase for the senses on October 18, 2014. Luminaries of the design and architecture community joined in celebrating president Russ Diamond on the company’s remarkable 65 years in business. Tableaus of top-of-the-line cooking ranges and polished bath vignettes were transformed into a spectacular music-revue floor show complete with classic, jazz and rock bands,… Read More

Russ Diamond was a Monument Sponsor this year at the Los Angeles Conservancy 2014 Preservation Awards at the Millennium Biltmore. We invited several of our design and architecture colleagues to join us to celebrate. It was a terrific afternoon, and as the Ace Hotel was one of the winners, we all opted to go take a tour of the downtown L.A. hotel in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for pictures of that coming soon!

Here are our favorite snapshots from our summer trip to San Diego. Enjoy! Patio terrace of La Valencia Hotel We truly enjoyed the beauty of the entrance atrium of the San Diego Museum of Art in La Jolla. Majestic and spiritual with exraordinary light, and well curated exhibitions throughout. Performancee artist Tim Youd at the San Diego Museum of Art Andre Masson surrealist masterpiec​e 1910 San Diego Museum of Art Grand lobby of… Read More

Over one hundred guests attended “Modern Design on the Coast” which kicked off this year’s Dwell on Design LA, the largest design event in America. Presented by the American Society of Interior Designers, the panel featured design editor and high-end interior design producer Vanessa Kogevinas, who moderated the event; Malibu’s signature architect Doug Burdge, AIA, of Burdge & Associates Architects, Inc.; luxury builder Michael Grosswendt of All Coast Construction; and noted interior… Read More

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows recently unveiled Bungalow One, three former bungalows that have been joined seamlessly into one sprawling poolside retreat. Designed by our friend Michael Berman, it is the most stunning example of “Barefoot Luxury.” “I wanted this to be more like staying in a personal guest home of a really great beach house,” Berman told Robb Report, which collaborated with the hotel on the project and showcases it in… Read More

All Coast Construction was honored at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards earlier this month. The gala luncheon, hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council on June 4, 2014, drew hundreds of the region’s leading architects, designers and building professionals. More than 35 world-class projects from across the architectural spectrum were recognized at the Beverly Hilton for design excellence and community impact. All Coast Construction is the Construction Sponsor for Architecture and Design Museum… Read More