LA Residential Architect | We Know How to Create Places People Love

LA Residential Architect | We Know How to Create Places People Love

BTA has an international portfolio + vast experience creating places people love.

Brent ThompsonArchitects knows how to create homes and places that people love. We have all experienced homes and places that have a magical quality that people love, places that are hard to leave, places we look forward to returning. Memorable places that offer something for all five of our senses.

BTA has for years researched and studied these magical homes and places to determine those qualities that make these places uniquely wonderful. We have studied in depth how best to recreate these places and the experiences they create.

We start each project with further research – a search to better understand our clients and their desires, needs and dreams. A search for precedents, for ideas used successfully elsewhere that can be adapted or adopted.

The result? Projects like Malibu’s Zuma Meadow Farm, a luxury home located on two acres of 300 hundred year old sycamore trees in Malibu’s Bonsal Canyon, next to Zuma Beach. The Farm is Malibu’s quintessential California farmhouse, a local favorite located in Bonsal Canyon and film set of the recent biopic of Elizabeth Taylor’s life and career. It is authentically, magically, traditional, yet resplendent with the latest technology, appliances, lighting and environmental systems.

Our desire is not just to build you a building. Our desire is to create for you a place you will love.


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Brent Thompson is expert in destination design: the master planning and architectural design of public places, including retail, resort, entertainment and town center destinations. Thompson has over twenty-five years of experience in architecture, concept design, master planning and urban design for a wide range of domestic and international clients, including every major entertainment company, with a rich portfolio of projects in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. Thompson’s history is unique among architects. He was educated traditionally as an architect and planner, a course he followed in his first ten years of practice. He further had opportunity to live and work in Prague, where he was a founding partner of Architects’ Atelier Praha and refined his theoretical approach to architectural design. Upon his return to the United States two years later, he began a five year parenthesis, designing entertainment venues for most of Hollywood’s major studios. Entertainers are students of human psychology, and expert at the idioms of story telling and metaphors. Hollywood is extremely pragmatic in its approach, and places great emphasis on the “guest experience,” and Thompson emerged from that time a unique designer. Though now running a more traditional architecture and planning practice, he has learned to combine design theory with entertainment based pragmatism. His projects are media rich, multi-layered, metaphorical, expressive and culturally relevant. Perhaps more important, they work. He has throughout his varied career been involved in the pragmatic study of the way people use spaces, and the knowledge gained is the basis for each of his designs. He has further learned how to hear the vision of clients and to translate their vision into reality. Specialties Expert in retail, town center, resort, mixed-use, urban design and public space master planning and architectural design

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