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Exploring The Phases of Design: How We Turned a Dream into a Home with Katie Peterson by Katelyn Remington-Arata

Whether imagining a new house from the ground up or a major home renovation, our clients typically have one goal in mind: 

“We want a home that is uniquely ours.” 

As custom residential architects, we know how to provide just that. However, we understand that many people embarking on home design projects don’t know what to expect or where to begin, which can make the dream of designing their home seem like a nightmare.

Custom-designing a home should be exciting — not scary! — which is why we want to shed a little light on our design process. 

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What's an "Interior Architecture Designer"?: an Interview with Interior Architecture Designer Patrick Tennant by Katelyn Remington-Arata

Tim Barber Ltd. is a residential architecture studio and has been for the past 24 years. Nevertheless, prospective clients occasionally call to inquire whether we can give their home a “face lift”, ranging from picking out wall colors and papers to sourcing furnishings and decor.

Technically, we can do that, and up until 2012 (when we pared down both our name and operations from Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture & Interior Design to Tim Barber Ltd. Architecture) we occasionally did do interiors-only projects; however, nowadays, we typically don’t.

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Sneak Peek: New Home in Beverly Hills with Senior Project Manager Ari Engelman by Katelyn Remington-Arata

In early 2015, Senior Project Manager Ari Engelman began his first Tim Barber Ltd. project: an approximately 30,000 square-foot, ground-up home in Beverly Hills that Principal Architect Tim Barber proclaimed, "Is unlike anything we've every done."  And that's saying a lot for a 23-year-old firm with a varied body of work. 

Tim claims the key to this project's success is Ari, a New York expat whose commercial and scholastic experience were an unexpected boon for this monumental, Southern California residence.

"I'm really proud of the work Ari did to bring this project from a start-over point all the way through plan check.  He included great new features, and he did it in a way that no one else could," Tim praised. 

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