Architectural Design

We make impossible
projects happen.

An architecture practice is made up of more than a series of completed projects. We’ve developed a design process that embraces multiple scales and stakeholders, complex sites and conditions, the familiar and the unexpected. We know that buildings continue to evolve after their construction is complete, and that a project’s longevity is directly proportional to the investment in time and care at each phase of design. We believe that rigorous design is essential to producing the long-term financial and civic value of our projects. Our projects are as diverse as their users. Our approach is shaped by a singular goal: to treat each endeavor with immense respect for its context, users, and lifecycle.

Deep Springs College Boarding House, Easter Sierra, 2022
Render by D-Render, Ongoing Construction Photography

Our work is embedded in the landscape of the American West: as a site of abundant urban and agricultural production, technological innovation, cultural diversity, and a sublime and changeable natural environment.


The restored Miles C Bates House, Palm Desert CA, 2019
Photographs by Tim Hirschman

We are forward-thinking, but our institutional memory is long. Since our founding in 1969, Stayner Architects has designed just about every type of building: from single-family homes to multi-family residences, from academic facilities to office buildings, multi-unit shopping centers to medical offices, from shopping malls to industrial spaces. We work on ground-up new construction projects, and we bring new life to historic structures. We are currently licenced to practice architecture in California, Hawaii, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Tilda Wine Bar, Los Angeles CA, 2019

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