“I have no interest in being a one-man band,” confesses Tim Barber, the principal and namesake of our Los Angeles-based architecture firm, Tim Barber Ltd. While having his name literally emblazoned on the door seems contradictory to his claim, the humming atmosphere of his studio confirms that he walks the talk. Just outside the office where we sit, a 20-member team of architects and designers work smoothly together to help design or even helm their own projects.Read More
When I (Katelyn, TBL’s media manager) first moved from Connecticut to California in late summer 2017, I had many preconceived and woefully inaccurate notions about life in my adoptive state. Among my greatest misconceptions was that "California Style" was interchangeable with "ultra-modern" and "futuristic" design. Update: it's not.Read More
2017 has been a year with more adversity than usual - yet the challenges have helped us to value and build new (and old) relationships.Read More
We’re having the most beautiful Indian summer in Los Angeles, now. Cool nights and sunny days. We normally celebrate the end of summer (and our firm’s anniversary) with a project such as cleaning the beach, or planting trees. This year, we moved!Read More
This week, the Southern California Chapter of the ICAA is conducting the first-ever ICAA Intensive outside New York City, at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills (designed for the Doheny family in 1927 by Gordon B. Kaufmann).
The intensive is an eight-day course of study that introduces participants to the ICAA’s core curriculum through coursework in the classical orders, composition, proportion, drafting, observational drawing, and the literature of classical architecture.Read More