Linda Brettler focuses on residential projects with the philosophy that a home is a uniquely personal expression of its owners, and as such the process of designing or remodeling a home becomes a true collaboration between architect and owner. She approaches each house with the intent of what is its most idealized, best possible version both functionally and aesthetically. Whether the project is an addition to a 1920’s Spanish villa or a new modern hillside aerie the same principles apply of creativity and function — good flow, pleasing proportions, excellent orientation and natural lighting, beautiful materials, green technology, a sense of delight and variety, procession, and integrating the house to its natural site.
The design process begins with the client interview and feasibility/code studies and extends throughout construction, working through all detailing of the project. The goal is for every element of the house to be integrated and resonate with the overall design so that the entire is a work of art. The resulting project is a beautiful, economical, programmatically complete, environmentally sensitive, and uniquely
Linda has been a licensed architect since 1992, having previously worked at award-winning local architectural firms including Moore Ruble Yudell and Brenda Levin and Associates, where she served as a project architect on diverse buildings such as a university dormitory/library and a museum gallery. As a native ‘Angeleno’ and master’s graduate of UCLA she has extensive knowledge of Los Angeles architecture. She currently serves as the Cultural Heritage Commission’s Architect appointee for an Historic Protection Overlay Zone and as such has expert knowledge on the remodeling of older homes in historic neighborhoods. Since opening her own practice, Linda has completed over one hundred residential projects many of which have been featured in prominent design magazines. Her practice currently extends to commercial and restaurant projects.