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How a Long Beach Architecture Firm Keeps Up with Ever-Changing Trends and Technology

There’s a certain type of person known as an “early adopter.” You probably have a friend or two like this. As soon as the latest thing comes out—whatever it is—they have it. It might be the newest smartphone, a television with the latest technology, or when it comes to homes, the most current trends in …

Why You Should Hire an Architect for Your Tenant Improvement Project in Long Beach

As a Long Beach architect that designs for both residential and commercial clients, one of our specialties is tenant improvement projects. Tenant improvement is a term used to describe the design and construction of the interior of a commercial space to suit the needs of a tenant. You might also hear these types of projects …

Long Beach Architecture Team that Works with Clients Until the Project Is Complete

Clients usually come to us with some preconceived notions about what an architect does. They understand that we can design a space, whether commercial or residential, that will meet their needs, as well as take into account any regulations or codes that apply to the project. They also tend to expect that once the design …

Tenant Improvements: Our Approach to Long Beach Commercial Architecture Projects

After a recent conversation with one of our clients who hired us for a commercial architecture project in an existing building, I thought it would be helpful to lay out our approach to tenant improvements to give you a better idea of what to expect if you hire us as your Long Beach architect. Whether …

The Question that Most Long Beach Architects Hate, But We Love!

“Why can’t we just…?” Many architects would take a question that started with these words as a personal or professional attack—one that insinuates that the architect hasn’t considered all the design possibilities, especially ones that would solve a problem or provide a feature that is important to the client. Some of the “Why can’t we …

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 …

Complex Tenant Improvement in Long Beach Completed with Rewarding Results

It’s always very rewarding when we get to be involved in projects that benefit the community in a positive way. Several months ago, we featured the opening of Suite Beauty Salon in the city of Orange that we had just completed. This well-crafted salon is unique in that it gives stylists an opportunity to try …

M. Grisafe Architect Presents Case Study to City of Long Beach

In our last blog post, we talked about how we were going to be presenting a case study to the City of Long Beach about the process of obtaining permits and dealing with various departments within the City. (Read the press release). As we previously indicated, our design and construction team happened to be working …

Working with the City of Long Beach to Improve Processes

We’ve always worked really hard at M. Grisafe Architects to maintain great relationships with the cities in which we work, including Long Beach, Signal Hill, Orange, Irvine, and the surrounding cities. We are knowledgeable and mindful of building codes and regulations and always keep safety in mind when we design. This goes a long way …

Treating Clients as Members of our Team Creates Inspiring Outcomes

At M. Grisafe Architects, it is our aim to be relational, not transactional, in the way we do business. What does that mean exactly? To us, that means we treat our clients as a member of our team, rather than just consumers. We love involving our clients throughout the design process. When clients are willing …