Stephen Strugala

Stephen Strugala

Santa Monica CA, US



Stephen Strugala Design is an intimate custom residential design firm focused on providing unique and creative solutions for aesthetically engaged clients.  The firm focuses on contemporary design through the use of clean and intentional forms integrated with natural materials which are harmoniously integrated into their immediate surroundings.

Stephen Strugala is the principal designer and has been practicting residential design for ten years.  Previous employment at architecture firms with projects located in Philadelphia PA, Bermuda, Southern California, and Taiwan / China has given him a diverse arrange of experiences and stylistic opportunities.  Stephen was educated at Philadelphia University with a Bachelor in Architecture and a Minor in Business.



The Bowery Group, Los Angeles, CA, Associate Design Director

Project manager for custom designed 15,000+ sq ft residences located within the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills vicinity which contain a strong aesthetic for creative spaces of natural materiality, form, detailing, and connectivity to the exterior environment.

Notable Projects:
Los Angeles
Tanager Way Residence (The Bird Streets)
Doheny Residence (The Bird Streets)
Nightingale Residence (The Bird Streets)
Fennell Place Residence (Sunset Strip)
Glendower Residence (Los Feliz)
Summitridge Drive Residence (Beverly Hills)
Lakeridge Residence (Hollywood Reservoir)
Stanley Residence (Nichols Canyon)
Skyline Residence (Mulholland)
West 4th Street Residence (Beverly Grove)
Haslam Terrace Residence

Beverly Hills
Steven Way Residence
Calle Vista Drive

West Hollywoood
Rangely Avenue Residence (Beverly Grove)
Ashcroft Avenue Residence (Beverly Grove)

Jul 2012 - current

Stephen Strugala Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Self Employed

Self employed free lance work specializing in renovations, remodels, and new construction located in the Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and Palm Springs, California region.

Notable Projects:
El Mirador Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Dion Drive Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Morongo Road Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Irvine Cove Court: Laguna Beach, CA

Jul 2012 - current

Studio AR+D Architects, Palm Springs, CA, US, Project Manager

Designed and developed highly detailed custom contemporary single family residential projects located within the Palm Springs vicinity while managing the city permitting and code process, project budget, engineers, sub-contractors, and construction.

Notable Projects:
F5 Residence: Indian Wells, CA
Schnabel Family Retreat: Palm Springs, CA
Miraleste Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Balboa Circle Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Bella Cara Way Residence: Palm Springs, CA
Fiddleneck-Kemp Residence: Palm Desert, CA
Desert Lily Residence: Palm Desert, CA
Abrigo Mailbox: Palm Springs, CA

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

TL Architects & Associates/DL Design, Taipei, Taiwan/Shanghai, China, Project Designer

Contributed to the programming, schematic design, and design development of international residential, commercial, and entertainment projects on a variety of scales and complexities within Taiwan and China while exploring two foreign cultures and their architectural practices.

Notable Projects:
Yangmingshan Residence

Sep 2009 - Jun 2010

Phillips and Associates Architects, LLC, Ambler, PA, US, Intern Architect

Participated throughout all phases of the architecture process pertaining to local residential and commercial projects situated around the Philadelphia region while supporting international projects in conjunction with Botelho Wood Architects located in Bermuda.

Dec 2005 - May 2009


Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, Business Minor
Cum Laude, Deans List Student, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Aug 2008 - May 2009


Senior Faculty Design Award, 1st Place


Junior Faculty Design Award, 1st Place


Design VIII: N.E. Airport Transportation Hub - Vitetta’s Best and Brightest Selection, Nomination


Design VI: Native American Live/Work Community Competition - Second Place, 2nd Place


Design V: Minimal Housing - Squatting in Megacities Competition - Grand Prize, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization 


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