You know me, I love the integration of quality materials and good detailing and think that the two together make a successful project almost on their own. These principles coupled with an innovative eye for design give Dennis Gibbens Architects a stunning and successful portfolio. Based in Santa Monica, DGA have been on my radar for quite some time with their innovative use of materials (check out the concrete wall below) and their confidence in mixing styles successfully. The spaces have a grand, elegant feel without being too prescribed, and although they are clearly good at what they do, the spaces don't have that 'designer' feel to them.
Photos courtesy of Dennis Gibbens Architect