we combine design, art, imagination and technical craft
21st century Architecture
we're a design studio which makes ideas reality
coastal build
state-of-the-art design + technology = better living
modern sustainable
large or small - no project is insignificant
functional fluency
design philosophy with an edge
controlled transparency
seamless client collaboration and BIM interaction
full design customization
sloped terrain expertise and fluent integration
hillside construction
combining beauty and functionality
the art in 4D
beyond bauhaus - form fuses function + fun
livable minimalism

All our projects feature passive and active sustainability, planned from the ground up.

Award-Winning Projects

We have a long list of published and award-winning commercial and residential projects. Even film.

The Importance of Design

Your investment in good design is the smallest part of a project - with us it also pays for itself.

we are a design | build studio

As of 2013 PAAstudio offers a full range of design | build services. Created with the unique 'Livable Minimalism' concept, our projects are executed with precision and attention to detail, from true virtual to true real. Bringing a professional art palette in the creation process, results in a remarkable fusion of form, function and fun.

recent work
a million ideas generated
works completed
Award Winning
We craft unique works of art and architecture

Our projects speak for themselves, they have been featured in Architectural Record, Residential Architect and quite a few other periodicals in the US and Europe; book publications circle the globe as far as Australia and China. And then we do art and music.

Welcome to our site, we are PAAstudio

Pronounced |ˈPi ˈEi ˈEiˈst(y)o͞odēˌō | - a progressive architecture and art collaborative. We create and we enjoy it. Quite a bit - we simply provide for you a better way of life, based on better environment. We call it livable minimalism.

Learning from the past -
modeling the future

The below thoughts from three different eras are essential for us. We are a modern design/build firm with a proven track record and plenty of publications and awards. We love what we do, we care about our environment and our legacy.

3D Idea

Schematics and design development conceived and executed directly in 3D space. Virtual walkthrough + real materials at any time of the design process.

BIM and BIMx

Full BIM integration, true virtual environment on all mobile devices, integrated energy performance modeling and sustainability optimization of the building. BIMx construction aid.

RE Value Increase

We successfully create a solid base for publishing your building, resulting in min 7% real estate value increase, in turn covering all design or design | build fees.

Architecture is still music

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Conversations with Eckermann (March 23, 1829)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

- Albert Einstein

The Saturday Evening Post, What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck (October 26, 1929)

Less is more | God is in the details

- Mies van der Rohe


Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works

- Steve Jobs

(circa 2009)

Multihousing Holly Drive Complex

Holly Drive Condo Complex RTI despute COVID-19 delays - ready to pull permit and break ground.

Multihousing Elm Avenue Condos

Elm Avenue Condo Complex obtains successfully Certificate of Occupancy.

Multihousing Holly Drive Complex

Holly Drive Condo Complex approved at first City of Glendale DRB hearing with accolades.

Residential P+P Residence

P+P Residence Remodel successfully completed with City honors, CofO obtained.

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