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Laura D. Schwartz-Muller

Laura D. Schwartz-Muller

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Mission

FOUR POINT Design+Construction, Inc. is dedicated to bringing new and creative solutions to every design and construction project; To design and build exciting spaces that provide order, inspire creativity, and generate productivity in all our residential and commercial projects; From concept to turnkey, we take meticulous care to listen, communicate, and inform our clients every step of the way. Four Point is passionate about collaborating with innovative architects and engineers and understands the unique construction challenges that relate to cutting edge architectural design.  

LIC. B #982460

Description

Laura Schwartz, Allied ASID, IIDA
President / Founder and Owner of FOUR POINT Design+Construction, Inc.
Interior Designer / Space Planner

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Laura has been providing professional interior design services to clients for over two decades.  Laura has completed many residential and commercial design-build projects which include homes, restaurants, executive offices, private airport hangers, multi-family condominiums, and mixed-use retail.  Laura is a graduate of the prestigious UCLA ARC_ID Interior Architecture and Design Professional Designation Certification Program, a published children’s book author and illustrator, and Owner of FOUR POINT Design+Construction Inc.   During the years prior to earning a formal interior architecture and design certification, Laura’s lifelong passion for “fixer-uppers” led her to successfully purchase, design, remodel, and sell over five residential real estate properties.  Laura was also President and Co-Founder/Owner of the trademark brand Koko Originals TM, a unique line of children’s collectibles, books, and home décor.  As brand/product designer and director of new product development, the company achieved sales of $5.5 million by the second year of international distribution.  In addition, Laura boasts an extensive professional and passionate background in theatrical set, costume, and lighting design and construction.  

Inspired by the English countryside, classic movies, and extreme architecture, Laura describes her classic signature design style as eco-conscious rural modern chic, elegant country, and coastal contemporary.  Laura places great emphasis on customizing her design work to meet her clients’ personal needs, style, and taste.  She blends creativity, experience, and skill to introduce her signature style throughout her work in both residential and commercial interiors, infusing it with a timeless charisma.

Cliff Muller, HIC
General Contractor / Construction Consultant

Cliff, a multi-award winning and published General Contractor and Construction Consultant, brings over twenty-five years of diverse and expansive construction knowledge and experience to Four Point.  Cliff is certified by the Center for Design Technology, a graduate with distinction of the prestigious UCLA Extension Professional Designation Construction Management Program, and a certified teacher of Industrial Arts.   As a President and Principal Construction Manager, Cliff successfully completed hundreds of projects in Los Angeles ranging from unique and architecturally complex residential estates and multi-family apartment complexes, to large multi-story commercial office building and tenant improvements.  This experience and extensive hands-on knowledge of the California region, specifically in the area of California Building Codes as they apply to construction in California, provides depth and value to every project.

About Us

The merging of two passionate and creative spirits!
Following five years of successful creative collaboration on diverse design-build projects in Los Angeles, CA, Interior Designer and General Contractor, Laura Schwartz-Muller and Cliff Muller, have joined together to offer clients a full and complete range of residential and commercial interior design and construction services from concept to turnkey, including image branding through design, space and project planning, CAD services and construction documents, architectural rendering, general contracting, new construction, tenant improvement, and custom interior architecture and design. Specialized consulting services also include color and textile coordination and application, construction management, conflict resolution and mediation, Home Owners Association board representation, expert witness, and plan check and review. 

Laura and Cliff bring their combined unique skill set to every residential and commercial project, specializing not only in the design and construction of the visual aesthetics, but in generating, coordinating and maintaining documents, timelines, schedules, budgets and construction quality throughout the entire project to completion.  It is with focused leadership, experience, knowledge, and high personal integrity, that FOUR POINT generates a unique team experience. 

Today, FOUR POINT provides homeowners, builders, developers and architects with a complete range of design, construction, consulting, and management services.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Four Point Design+Construction Inc., Los Angeles, CA, President + Founder / Designer + Space Planning Consultant

Direct all operations including concept design, branding, schematic design plans, and construction documents for unique commercial, residential, restaurant and retail construction and design development projects; Design, generate, coordinate, and manage all construction documents and design construction details; Oversee permit acquisition, construction schedules, and budget accountability; Oversee project billing; Design, resource and manage purchasing and installation of interior finishes; Communicate, mediate, and work closely with clients and construction teams, providing leadership, clarity and project understanding; Conduct interviews and site visits to produce an analysis of existing conditions; Coordinate construction documents and project photo journals; Produce project status reports, punch lists, schedules and timelines; and coordinate, manage and motivate in-house and project team members and provide overarching vision, motivation, and strategic direction.

Aug 2011 - current
 

CMS Corp., Los Angeles, CA, Designer / Space Planner / Project Manager

Responsible for concept design, branding, and schematic plans and documents for large commercial, residential, restaurant and retail construction and design development projects; Designed, generated, coordinated, and managed construction documents; Managed permit acquisitions, construction schedules, and budget accountability and billing; Generated specifications, construction details and purchase orders; Designed, resourced and managed all purchasing and installation of interior finishes; Gathered and documented all warranties and manufacturer’s specifications, and performed training for all management post occupancy; Coordinated project team members; Communicated, mediated, and worked closely with all clients and construction teams, providing leadership, clarity and project understanding; Conducted site visits and generated analysis of existing conditions, dimensioned and produced as-built documents as needed; documented site/project photo journals; and produced and delivered project status reports, punch lists, construction schedules and timelines.

Jan 2008 - Aug 2011
 

Koko Originals, Los Angeles, CA, Founder + Co-Creator / Principal Designer + Creative Director

Founder + Co-Creator of trademark brand KoKo OriginalsTM/Director of Operations. Duties included new product development, brand management, operations, sales and distribution. Provided overarching vision and strategic direction for licensees’ senior management teams. Created original sculpted pieces; designed and developed ceramic and plush sample prototypes; developed packaging and marketing illustrations for all product lines; created (co-author and principal illustrator), developed and managed book line; co-created and developed line of children's home decor and wall coverings. Company achieved annual sales of $4 million within first year of national distribution, and $5.5 million by second year of international distribution.

Jan 1998 - Aug 2008
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA , ARC-ID Interior Architecture and Design Professional Designation Certification Program

Interior Architecture and Design / 139 Units Earned with Distinction

Oct 2005 - Dec 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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