About


For over 25 years, I have worked as a residential designer and draftsman in Southern California. I have built a solid reputation for well-planned design that takes into account the way we actually live and function in and around our places of residence. Attention to space -- physical and visual, "owned" and borrowed -- is important to me, as it is to you. Connecting those spaces is both science and art, and in my experience, the most successful design solutions render invisible the seams between.

In the beginning, my work was done on a drafting board in a shared space. Then on a single PC using 2D CAD software in rented office space. In 2001, I began to use integrated 3D modeling software to design and document my projects. Today, the tools have become state-of-the-art 3D BIM [Building Information Modeling] software on multiple PCs and cloud platforms to produce integrated virtual models, design and construction documentation and rendered images.

Years of experience and an intimate knowledge of how a house is built, temper every design decision:
  • What kinds of building systems will be needed to satisfy the clients desires? And how can they best be integrated to achieve an efficient low-maintenance building. Are there opportunities for greater energy, water, and resource efficiency?
  • What type of structural system will best suit the design? And how should it best be framed? How will the foundation best distribute gravity and lateral loads into the earth? 
  • How will the owner and/or builder coordinate the different trades through the construction process?
And when I propose a design solution to a client, I know the parts and the whole will actually fit into the available space. Accuracy is not an accident. But it is really my passion for excellence, for craftsmanship that has kept my clients, past and present, pleased with my service.

Ready to turn your dream into a reality? Then contact me today.

Graham Briggs
(626) 446-0412
g.briggs@grahambriggsdesign.com

3 comments:

  1. Good Morning. My name is Barry James, the GM for Park Towers HOA in Glendale. We have two 18 story buildings that we're removing and installing new trash chutes. We have our plans drafted and ready for submittal to the City of Glendale. The are require a Civil stamp. May we consult with you for this job? Barry ParkTowersGlendale@sbcglobal.net
    818 548-1534

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  2. Park Towers Glendale HOA parktowersglendale@sbcglobal.net
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