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How One Mexican Dish Gave Me New Insight Into a Potential Architecture Client

“What do you want for lunch?” he asked as we entered the bar of his restaurant. Seems like a simple question, but when the person asking is the president of a successful restaurant chain, it is more complicated. I was meeting with him to discuss working on an expansion to his popular chain of local …

Mark Grisafe Begins Teaching Interior Design at Mount San Antonio College

I (M. Grisafe Architects owner Mark Grisafe) was recently asked to teach a course at Mount San Antonio College, a junior college located about 50 miles from our Long Beach architecture firm. The course is Introduction to Interior Design, and it meets two nights a week during the fall quarter. So far, it’s been a …

Helping Long Beach Homeowners After Disaster Strikes

On June 29th, 2015, some children in a Long Beach neighborhood decided to get an early start on their Independence Day celebration by shooting off some fireworks into the sky. One of these fireworks landed on the roof of a nearby neighborhood’s home—a home that was built at a time when wood shingle roofs were …

Beauty in Architecture and in Giving, Mark Grisafe Receives Chai Volunteer Award from Long Beach AJCC

We are pleased to share some news that makes the whole M Grisafe architecture design team proud.  Our owner, Mark Grisafe, recently received the Chai Award for outstanding voluntary service from the Alpert Jewish Community Center of Long Beach.  Mark received the award on September 7th at the center’s annual community-wide meeting brunch, attended by …