Stephen Strugala

Stephen Strugala

Santa Monica CA, US



 I am passionate for progressive architecture that adheres to both form and function with unique and intimate detailing while complimenting the encompassing natural environment.  I enjoy working with others while solving complex problems through multiple collaborative design methods to produce projects with innovative buildings forms with respect to their surrounding site.

I excel with being involved within the entire architectural and building process from initial design and development, dealing with city plan check and permitting, sub-contractor bidding and negotiating, construction management, and final client approval and completion.  



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.

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.

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.

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.

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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