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Updated Long Beach Office Serving as a Testing Ground for Products Used in Architectural Design

Here at M. Grisafe Architects, we’ve taken on a new tenant improvement project in Long Beach—our own! Our offices were in need of an upgrade, so we’ve been working on improving the office’s look, as well as its functionality. We’re also using the remodel to test out some new products on the market, to see …

M. Grisafe Architects Featured in SuperbCrew as Standout Architects in Long Beach

M. Grisafe Architects owner Mark Grisafe was recently interviewed for a feature in SuperbCrew, a popular website and online community dedicated to connecting innovative businesses and journalists. The interview appeared in their “Featured Business Stories” section, a portion of the website that showcases “inspirational business stories from the best business leaders.” In the interview, which …

Mark Grisafe Interviewed by Best Business Profiles About How to Find a Great Architect in Long Beach

Hiring an architect for a complex project like a home remodel or tenant improvement project can be intimidating, since there is much at stake. You are essentially trusting your Long Beach architect with the design of the home you live in everyday, or the building in which you work. Not to mention the large financial …

Helping the City of Long Beach Test New Online Plan Check System

M. Grisafe Architect was once again asked by the City of Long Beach’s Development Services Department for our help in making the approval process for architectural plans a more efficient one. As you may recall, we previously worked with the City of Long Beach when they requested our feedback on the approval process and working …

Full-Service Architect in Long Beach Now Offering Interior Design Services

When I first started my architecture business in Long Beach, my main focus was on the design of floor plans and building exteriors. After all, that’s what architects do, right? Almost immediately after opening our doors, however, I started getting consistent inquiries from my clients about finish materials, appliances, and fixtures. They wanted to know …

M. Grisafe Architect Blog Receives Two Awards in Prestigious Competitions

M. Grisafe Architect is happy to announce that we were recently honored with awards in two international marketing and communications competitions for The Architect’s Blog. The first award we received was an Honorable Mention from the Hermes Creative Awards in the “Blog Writing” category. The second award was an Award of Distinction from the Communicator …

M. Grisafe Architect Named “Business of the Day” by Monday Morning Radio

We are pleased to announce that M. Grisafe Architect was recently named “Business of the Day” on the Monday Morning Radio website. Monday Morning Radio is a popular weekly podcast that features interviews with innovative small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Business of the Day is part of a new section on their website called …

What it Means When We Say We Advocate for Our Long Beach Architecture Clients

During my recent interview with Dean Rotbart on Monday Morning Radio, we focused a good deal of time on M. Grisafe Architect’s mantra: Advise, Advocate and Collaborate. We discussed how we advise our clients by walking them through the design and permitting process so they have the knowledge needed to collaborate with us in the …

Observations on a Year of Giving Back to the Long Beach Community

At the beginning of 2015, I made the decision to clarify the identity of M. Grisafe Architect. Some of the questions I asked myself as I was going through the process were: What does our company stand for? What types of projects would we like to do more of? What types of people do we …

Mark Grisafe Interviewed on Popular Podcast for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

I recently jumped at an opportunity that was presented to me to appear on a well-known podcast in the small business community called Monday Morning Radio. The host, Dean Rotbart, does weekly interviews with small business owners and business experts around the country and posts them to the Monday Morning Radio website. Many of the …