Walker Workshop is a Los Angeles based Architecture firm established in 2010 with the purpose of creating modern structures that are warmly minimal with careful considerations of light, space and the unique qualities of each project’s location. Our approach is also deeply rooted in craft and construction, with a rich awareness of the practical responsibility of making buildings. As a licensed General Contractor, we frequently build the homes that we design.  This ethos of creative ownership for all phases of the work, from initial concept followed through to project completion, permeates our culture.

Critical to our mission is the notion that a space, thoughtfully executed, can elevate the body and mind of its inhabitants; and while we do design homes for rock stars we also design for everyone that wants to live like one.  We hope that we can elevate each of our projects to this level of art: with the same level of care and consideration that would normally go into a museum, church, or temple.

For us to be successful we must design as if each of our projects will outlast us, heirlooms to be passed down for generations.  This is why the entire spiraling journey of design and the relationships we build with our clients along the way is so important.   In this era of ever more seductive visual tools, we prefer substance. Our finished work should speak for itself.


  Noah Walker  AIA, LEED AP Principal Noah Walker is an American Architect and the founder of Walker Workshop, a design-build firm based in Los Angeles CA that is known for creating modern structures that are warmly minimal and deeply rooted in the context of their location. One of Walker’s first projects, the Oak Pass House went on to gain international acclaim including winning “Home of the Year” in 2016 as well as inclusion in the Arch Daily 100, a list of the 100 most important works of Architecture in the United States. Walker received his Master in Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College, in Philadelphia PA. He has over fifteen years of experience on both coasts with a specific focus on design-build methods of project delivery. Noah is both a Registered Architect and a licensed general contractor in the state of California.  email: info@walkerworkshop.com phone: 310-752-9929 ext. 1                            

Noah Walker AIA, LEED AP
Principal
Noah Walker is an American Architect and the founder of Walker Workshop, a design-build firm based in Los Angeles CA that is known for creating modern structures that are warmly minimal and deeply rooted in the context of their location. One of Walker’s first projects, the Oak Pass House went on to gain international acclaim including winning “Home of the Year” in 2016 as well as inclusion in the Arch Daily 100, a list of the 100 most important works of Architecture in the United States. Walker received his Master in Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College, in Philadelphia PA. He has over fifteen years of experience on both coasts with a specific focus on design-build methods of project delivery. Noah is both a Registered Architect and a licensed general contractor in the state of California.

email: info@walkerworkshop.com
phone: 310-752-9929 ext. 1

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

  Jonathan Nadel  Senior Project Manager Jonathan serves as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for design, consultant coordination and quality assurance of project deliverables. Jonathan credits his track record of delivering complex projects on fostering positive relationships with both clients and colleagues and maintaining seamless organization throughout all areas of the design annd building process. Prior to joining Walker Workshop, Jonathan spent 2 years as a designer at Appleton Partners, where he participated on projects ranging from high-end residential estates to massive multi-use developments. Since joining Walker Workshop as a project manager, he has lead team members in all activities spanning design, permitting, and construction for numerous high-end residential projects. Additionally, Jonathan also leads the firm’s efforts involving code compliance and land use entitlement.        

Jonathan Nadel
Senior Project Manager
Jonathan serves as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for design, consultant coordination and quality assurance of project deliverables. Jonathan credits his track record of delivering complex projects on fostering positive relationships with both clients and colleagues and maintaining seamless organization throughout all areas of the design annd building process. Prior to joining Walker Workshop, Jonathan spent 2 years as a designer at Appleton Partners, where he participated on projects ranging from high-end residential estates to massive multi-use developments. Since joining Walker Workshop as a project manager, he has lead team members in all activities spanning design, permitting, and construction for numerous high-end residential projects. Additionally, Jonathan also leads the firm’s efforts involving code compliance and land use entitlement.






 

  Sean Gaffney  Project Architect / RA Sean Gaffney is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture, registered architect and certified passive house consultant. He has practiced in both New York and Los Angeles on a wide range of built work. After enduring ten years of bitter cold he decided to make his way to the desert. He often wonders how the vast wilderness of Los Angeles and the densely packed corner bodegas of New York can coexist.    

Sean Gaffney
Project Architect / RA
Sean Gaffney is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Architecture, registered architect and certified passive house consultant. He has practiced in both New York and Los Angeles on a wide range of built work. After enduring ten years of bitter cold he decided to make his way to the desert. He often wonders how the vast wilderness of Los Angeles and the densely packed corner bodegas of New York can coexist.


 

  Deanna Delisle  Accounting Director/ Office Manager/ Animal Wrangler  DeAnna has been with Walker Workshop since 2013. She has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When not at the office, DeAnna can be found trying her hand at home renovation projects.            

Deanna Delisle
Accounting Director/ Office Manager/ Animal Wrangler

DeAnna has been with Walker Workshop since 2013. She has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. When not at the office, DeAnna can be found trying her hand at home renovation projects.










 

  Marianne Koch  Project Manager Prior to joining Walker Workshop, Marianne focused on residential and commercial projects in Santa Monica, Boston, and New York. Her professional experience includes participation in architecture, urban design, structural engineering, collaborative research, and exhibition planning. She received her Master of Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University. She loves cats.  

Marianne Koch
Project Manager
Prior to joining Walker Workshop, Marianne focused on residential and commercial projects in Santa Monica, Boston, and New York. Her professional experience includes participation in architecture, urban design, structural engineering, collaborative research, and exhibition planning. She received her Master of Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University. She loves cats.
 

  Trent Laughton  Associate / Construction Director Trent has been a part of the Walker Workshop since 2012.  In that time he has managed the construction of six custom homes, most notably the Oak Pass Main and Guest Houses.  Prior to this, Trent spent two years working in New Zealand, where he designed and built an Eco-Model home in Wanaka along with designing and permitting a sustainable custom home in Hawea Flat.  Hailing from Northern Nevada, you can find Trent around Lake Tahoe in the summer and winter enjoying the sun and snow in his free time.  He acquired his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2010.                                    

Trent Laughton
Associate / Construction Director
Trent has been a part of the Walker Workshop since 2012.  In that time he has managed the construction of six custom homes, most notably the Oak Pass Main and Guest Houses.  Prior to this, Trent spent two years working in New Zealand, where he designed and built an Eco-Model home in Wanaka along with designing and permitting a sustainable custom home in Hawea Flat.

Hailing from Northern Nevada, you can find Trent around Lake Tahoe in the summer and winter enjoying the sun and snow in his free time.

He acquired his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Scrap Marshall  Senior Project Manager Scrap Marshall joined Walker Workshop in 2015 as a designer and project manager where he manages the design of several large scale residential projects. He received his Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association, London in 2012 where his thesis was a prize winner in the RIBA Presidents Medals. Scrap studied architecture following a career in the music and film industry. As a recording engineer, he worked at the BBC World Service, Lansdowne Studios and spent several years as a staff engineer at Abbeyroad Studios, London working on a variety of projects including film scores, rock, pop and classical projects.   He has worked for a number of firms in both the UK and the US and was a Research Fellow at the School of Architecture & Urban Design UCLA, where he directed a project looking at the of future living environments. He has taught at the AA and the University of Oregon and is currently a Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, Woodbury University, where he coordinates and teaches design studios. His research and work has been exhibited in Europe, USA and Canada and has presented at the Venice Biennale. As a Scotsman, the rest of life revolves around eating and drinking whisky

Scrap Marshall
Senior Project Manager
Scrap Marshall joined Walker Workshop in 2015 as a designer and project manager where he manages the design of several large scale residential projects. He received his Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association, London in 2012 where his thesis was a prize winner in the RIBA Presidents Medals. Scrap studied architecture following a career in the music and film industry. As a recording engineer, he worked at the BBC World Service, Lansdowne Studios and spent several years as a staff engineer at Abbeyroad Studios, London working on a variety of projects including film scores, rock, pop and classical projects.  
He has worked for a number of firms in both the UK and the US and was a Research Fellow at the School of Architecture & Urban Design UCLA, where he directed a project looking at the of future living environments. He has taught at the AA and the University of Oregon and is currently a Adjunct Professor at the School of Architecture, Woodbury University, where he coordinates and teaches design studios. His research and work has been exhibited in Europe, USA and Canada and has presented at the Venice Biennale.
As a Scotsman, the rest of life revolves around eating and drinking whisky

  Monica Franklin  Construction Project Manager / RA Monica is a native of New Jersey and registered Architect with an architectural education from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and Harvard's University's Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining Walker Workshop, she lived for ten years in New York City and worked designing custom homes, multi-family residential projects and institutional facilities for the City of New York. She now lives with her husband and young son in Del Rey.  

Monica Franklin
Construction Project Manager / RA
Monica is a native of New Jersey and registered Architect with an architectural education from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and Harvard's University's Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining Walker Workshop, she lived for ten years in New York City and worked designing custom homes, multi-family residential projects and institutional facilities for the City of New York. She now lives with her husband and young son in Del Rey.
 

  Kyle Simpson  Master Builder He grew up in Oceanside CA. a small beach town and joined The Walker Workshop team in 2012.  He loves wood working and building custom one off pieces that really make him think.  He also has a passion for using his skills to bring the fine details of WW designs to life at all scales. He also loves spending time with his wife and two kids and friends.               

Kyle Simpson
Master Builder
He grew up in Oceanside CA. a small beach town and joined The Walker Workshop team in 2012.  He loves wood working and building custom one off pieces that really make him think.  He also has a passion for using his skills to bring the fine details of WW designs to life at all scales. He also loves spending time with his wife and two kids and friends.  











 

  Foster Turcott  Foster received an MArch from UC Berkeley and a BFA from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing a career in architecture, Foster maintained a studio art practice in Seattle focused on sculpture and installation. In the past, he has worked as a fabricator, a glass blower, and a cook. Rock climbing occupies most of his efforts outside of work. Someday he'll try surfing.     

Foster Turcott
Foster received an MArch from UC Berkeley and a BFA from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing a career in architecture, Foster maintained a studio art practice in Seattle focused on sculpture and installation. In the past, he has worked as a fabricator, a glass blower, and a cook. Rock climbing occupies most of his efforts outside of work. Someday he'll try surfing.



 

  Kimchi  Cat Kimchi received his undergraduate degree at the School of Hard Knocks in Koreatown, Los Angeles and specializes in demolitions. and is an expert in AutoCAT. He enjoys long naps, playing hide and seek, model making, and eating snacks.  

Kimchi
Cat
Kimchi received his undergraduate degree at the School of Hard Knocks in Koreatown, Los Angeles and specializes in demolitions. and is an expert in AutoCAT. He enjoys long naps, playing hide and seek, model making, and eating snacks.
 

  Charles Chambers  AIA, LEED AP Studio Director Joining Walker Workshop in 2017, Charles is a licensed architect & resides as Studio Director, supervising each project from concept to construction document completion. He ensures that project teams have the required support to execute Client goals and maintain milestone deadlines. Charles aims to use his collaboration skills and varied management capacities to help make Walker Workshop's design & construction successful at all levels.     Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles is a graduate of Kent State University's College of Architecture & Environmental Design.  His 14+ years of professional experience is anchored throughout the Midwest. During his tenure as project designer, architect and manger in Chicago, Illinois, he was able to effectively contribute to a wide range of project typologies, inclusive of single & multi-family residential developments, hospitality design, mixed use commercial development, not-for-profit & institutional design, corporate headquarters, strategic planning partnerships, corporate interiors and installation design - all within renovation and new construction frameworks.  Through his extensive architectural and construction leadership roles, he also brings in-depth collaboration experience with steering committees, neighborhood groups, agencies, political leaders, and design review boards. Consistently involved with academia, he has been a visiting critic at various universities and served as a professional practice lecturer and mentor with the Virginia Tech Chicago Studio and Archeworks. At any given opportunity, Charles loves exploring all California landscapes and the National Park system.  A veteran of the American automobile adventure, he has visited 40 continental states and traveled abroad to a dozen countries, finding inspiration at all corners of the globe.

Charles Chambers AIA, LEED AP
Studio Director
Joining Walker Workshop in 2017, Charles is a licensed architect & resides as Studio Director, supervising each project from concept to construction document completion. He ensures that project teams have the required support to execute Client goals and maintain milestone deadlines. Charles aims to use his collaboration skills and varied management capacities to help make Walker Workshop's design & construction successful at all levels.   

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles is a graduate of Kent State University's College of Architecture & Environmental Design.  His 14+ years of professional experience is anchored throughout the Midwest. During his tenure as project designer, architect and manger in Chicago, Illinois, he was able to effectively contribute to a wide range of project typologies, inclusive of single & multi-family residential developments, hospitality design, mixed use commercial development, not-for-profit & institutional design, corporate headquarters, strategic planning partnerships, corporate interiors and installation design - all within renovation and new construction frameworks.  Through his extensive architectural and construction leadership roles, he also brings in-depth collaboration experience with steering committees, neighborhood groups, agencies, political leaders, and design review boards. Consistently involved with academia, he has been a visiting critic at various universities and served as a professional practice lecturer and mentor with the Virginia Tech Chicago Studio and Archeworks.
At any given opportunity, Charles loves exploring all California landscapes and the National Park system.  A veteran of the American automobile adventure, he has visited 40 continental states and traveled abroad to a dozen countries, finding inspiration at all corners of the globe.

  Nicholas Katona  Construction Project Manager Nick graduated with a masters degree in architecture from UCLA. He enjoys all stages of the architectural process from concept design to construction site management. Whether the scale is large or small he's passionate about creating built environments in the world that enrich the human experience. When off work he can be found exploring the coast with his surfboard in search of waves.                

Nicholas Katona
Construction Project Manager
Nick graduated with a masters degree in architecture from UCLA. He enjoys all stages of the architectural process from concept design to construction site management. Whether the scale is large or small he's passionate about creating built environments in the world that enrich the human experience. When off work he can be found exploring the coast with his surfboard in search of waves. 













 

  Will Pyatt  Project Manager Will Pyatt earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and joined Walker Workshop in the summer of 2015. He brings prior professional experience from Evan Douglis Studio, Tom Wiscombe Architecture, and Woods Bagot. Outside of work, he maintains an interest in fly fishing and skiing. His dog sheds constantly, but he doesn't really notice the fur anymore.    

Will Pyatt
Project Manager
Will Pyatt earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and joined Walker Workshop in the summer of 2015. He brings prior professional experience from Evan Douglis Studio, Tom Wiscombe Architecture, and Woods Bagot. Outside of work, he maintains an interest in fly fishing and skiing. His dog sheds constantly, but he doesn't really notice the fur anymore.


 

  Joseph Mathias  Joe Mathias specializes in all phases of the architectural project, from early schematic design to the caulk gun. He has previously worked in the offices of Johnson Favaro, Adamson Associates Inc., Jones Partners, Montalba Architects, Arya Group, and Ace Gallery. In June of 2012, he completed a Master in Architecture degree at UCLA, and in 2009 completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture. His academic research at Ohio State allowed him to travel to Italy, France, and the Netherlands in 2008, as well as Finland and Sweden with UCLA (in conjunction with Aalto University) in 2012. When not at the office, Joe enjoys painting, tennis, watching the Golden State Warriors, and spending time with the love of his life, Amy.     

Joseph Mathias
Joe Mathias specializes in all phases of the architectural project, from early schematic design to the caulk gun. He has previously worked in the offices of Johnson Favaro, Adamson Associates Inc., Jones Partners, Montalba Architects, Arya Group, and Ace Gallery. In June of 2012, he completed a Master in Architecture degree at UCLA, and in 2009 completed a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture. His academic research at Ohio State allowed him to travel to Italy, France, and the Netherlands in 2008, as well as Finland and Sweden with UCLA (in conjunction with Aalto University) in 2012.
When not at the office, Joe enjoys painting, tennis, watching the Golden State Warriors, and spending time with the love of his life, Amy.



 

  Dominic Tenette  Dom joined the WAWO team in the summer of 2016 after graduating from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Architecture. He has assisted with the design process on numerous projects, and also serves as the office Grillmaster. When not at work he enjoys rock climbing, camping, and visiting his family in the breathtaking Inland Empire.

Dominic Tenette
Dom joined the WAWO team in the summer of 2016 after graduating from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Architecture. He has assisted with the design process on numerous projects, and also serves as the office Grillmaster. When not at work he enjoys rock climbing, camping, and visiting his family in the breathtaking Inland Empire.


AWARDS
Merit Award - AIA LOS ANGELES 2017 (Oak Pass Main House)
House of the Year - World Architecture News 2017 (Oak Pass Main House)
2017 HGTV Fresh Faces of Design - Finalist
Arch Daily 100 - (Oak Pass Main House)

PUBLICATIONS


  Cool Off! The Pool Book . by Sybill Kramer

Cool Off! The Pool Book. by Sybill Kramer

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 Modern Cool, Not Cold

Modern Cool, Not Cold