“Lauren has been amazing in the process of designing our home. Her expertise and knowledge as both an architect and a designer has been outstanding. Her attention to detail has been quite impressive along with how quickly she responds to our questions. Thank you Lauren for all of your help in helping us build our beautiful Modern Farmhouse! We have recommended her to friends as well and they have been quite impressed as well.”

“My wife and I cannot speak highly enough about Lauren Shadid. We embarked upon a very complex “Reno-Scrape,” taking a 1970 ranch down to the studs and Lauren designed our ultimate dream house, complete with a dramatic 20 foot great room, elegant primary suite, rooms for guest, and an incredible pool house. Lauren was the one great constant thru everything.  She was always accessible; met us at various places to select finishes; worked with our subs; and overall was an incredible professional but also a great friend. If there was a higher rating than 5 Stars, Lauren would get it!”


“Lauren was one very important part of an amazing team of professionals who helped create an extremely functional yet stylish space for our family. Lauren is a true professional who is a great communicator, very easy to talk with and easy to get in touch with (very important these days!). She really listened to us… and this became evident when she would present to us multiple solutions to a challenging plan. She kept in mind our wants and needs while simultaneously making sure the design fit with our home type and also fit into our neighborhood. We would highly recommend Lauren be on your list of professionals to call for your next home renovation.”


“Lauren designed our West Los Angeles home and an ADU in the back that will serve as my art studio. It is truly a dream house and Lauren always had great ideas and a keen sense of style. I highly recommend her. She was always very helpful and professional.”


“Lauren was such a great collaborator, listening to all of my concerns and designs requests, thoughtfully bringing her expertise to the discussion and being an absolute pro.  I couldn’t have done it without her.  I absolutely love the space and enjoy the tiniest details that she suggested.  Highly recommended!  Thanks Lauren!”


“Choosing Lauren to design my home remodel is one of my best decisions.  Demolishing 75% of my home was very overwhelming, but I love the design she created for me that increases it to more than twice its original size and incorporates my needs, style, and comfort level.  Working with Lauren is a real pleasure!  She is easy to contact, attentive to details, quick to respond to requests and changes, and offers great suggestions and opinions that I value and trust.  I feel very fortunate to be the recipient of her architectural and design skills as I go through the journey of building my new home.”


“Lauren has been a great architect to work with!  She is knowledgeable, personable, and very helpful.  Whenever we needed  to have questions answered or problems resolved she was always easy to reach. I would highly recommend her.”


“As an engineer, I have had the chance to be part of Lauren’s team on multiple projects over the last few years. Committed to finding cost-effective solutions for her architectural vision, Lauren constantly collaborated with me throughout the design process. Even on complex projects, her professionalism and responsiveness made the structural design an enjoyable experience. Lauren’s architectural plans were a reflection of her meticulous work and talent.”

—Chris, Cattan Engineering

“It's hard to accurately describe how grateful I am for Lauren. We are at the end of a two-year long project to remodel and add a second story to our home in Westwood. Lauren has become a dear friend in this process. Her patience, attention to detail and tireless efforts to help us create our dream home have been invaluable to us. This can be an overwhelming journey, and Lauren looked out for our interests through every step of it. Thank you, Lauren!”

“My family is so grateful that we found Lauren to design the expansion of our home.  From the moment Lauren initially surveyed our property and figured out the most efficient and cost-effective way to achieve our goals, and continuing throughout the construction phase, Lauren remained available and gave well reasoned advice at every stage.  Even after the build had completed, Lauren and her team gave great advice about the interior of our house.  We highly recommend Lauren for your architecture project.”


“Lauren is great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and steered me in the right direction. I love her design taste!  Lauren was also very accessible during the construction phase and I appreciated her guidance from beginning to end.  I hope to work with her in all my home projects!”


“I recently doubled the size of my house, demolishing most of it and finishing with a beautiful two story traditional home. Lauren’s plans were thoughtful and beautiful.  Throughout the process she made wonderful suggestions. She understood the look I was tying to achieve and worked so well with me to accomplish it. She has a very detailed eye, and made wonderful suggestions to the contractor and me to keep the overall look cohesive. Lauren is a delight . We worked extremely well together. She listened to my wishes, and the alterations were made. The remodeling experience was quite enjoyable. I would recommend her highly.”


“Lauren did a fabulous job as the architect in charge of remodeling our home (circa 1960). Prior to the remodel, I had never worked with an architect. I was naturally leery of having to rely on an expertise of which I had no understanding. Lauren’s competence, friendly nature, ability to communicate, and patience soon won me over. Lauren was able to navigate the intricacies of what needed to be done in order to achieve our desired final product. She communicated well and with authority to the various parties involved in the remodel, e.g. engineers, city officials, contractors, sub-contractors, etc.  Lauren would go out of her way to make sure the project was a success. For example, on at least one occasion, she personally visited the inspectors office to ascertain plans were given the appropriate attention. Lauren is very professional, accessible, easy to talk with, and patient even when asked the same question multiple times.”


“After interviewing many architect/design firms, my husband and I hired Lauren for an extensive remodel of our 1956 home.  It had already undergone one remodel without an architect and now it was time to do it properly with a professional.  Hiring Lauren was the best decision that we made!  Her designs are beautiful and were thoughtfully crafted to match our tastes.  She was patient, responsive,  and incredibly helpful through every step of the process, going the extra mile to ensure that we were happy with every decision.   This entailed not only the creating the blueprint  design of the house, but also in helping to pick out materials, colors, and furniture.  Besides being the consummate professional, Lauren is a warm and wonderful person that collaborates well with everyone.  My husband and I always wanted our “HGTV moment” and Lauren gave us that.  We could not be happier with our gorgeous new home!   Your search is over.”


“Lauren Shadid did a fabulous job in the remodel of our mid-century modern home, which included adding square footage and designing a wonderful master bedroom suite.   She was great to work with.  She was timely, efficient and creative.  Her design was simply terrific.  She worked very well with the contractor I engaged, and she made frequent site visits during construction.  She was great about soliciting input throughout the process from us as well as our contractor, leading to some very nice tweaks that were incorporated early enough so they did not result in expensive change orders.  She also was great with decisions as to colors (both outside and inside), finishes and floorings.  We were also very pleased with her hardscape design for our existing pool area.  All in all, she took an existing mid-century modern home, and made it “more so” in every respect, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”


“I hired Lauren to design and oversee the construction of a major two-story addition to our house. The add included a new master bath, laundry room, deck, garage and a two-bedroom/one bath in-law suite above the garage. Our house is a 1930 Spanish and we have been careful to preserve many of the original details of the main house. It was important to us that the addition feel like part of the original structure and was in keeping with the style and details of the main house, but with some modern touches. Lauren did an amazing job and met all these criteria! And she was a pleasure to work with – she is professional, organized, detail-oriented and creative. She is also patient and respectful, and really listened and understood our priorities. I highly recommend her!”


“I have done several residential projects with Lauren Shadid, AIA. Lauren’s plans are complete with all the construction details listed clearly. Lauren has great ideas and she brings valuable information to the project. She has a tremendous drive, work ethic, and passion for her work. Her thorough plans, professional work and dedication, has helped me complete her projects on time and on budget. In addition, Lauren has demonstrated that she looks after her customer’s best interest while maintaining a functional, attractive, buildable, and code compliant design.
Lauren is an excellent architect and I recommend her to anyone looking to build or remodel a home.”
Star Construction