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Plant Design Studio


Plant Prefab


Santa Monica, CA

The Plant Design Studio is an award-winning industry pioneer with more than fifteen years of focused experience designing residential projects for prefabricated construction. The practice was founded a decade before Plant Prefab, guiding the development of the Plant Building System™ used to execute every Plant Prefab project.

The Plant Design Studio offers full-service architectural design, supporting clients from initial project planning and feasibility through construction administration. Studio staff works side-by-side with Plant Prefab engineering and factory teams to provide a truly seamless integration of design and construction.

The studio’s expertise spans all housing typologies, from single-family homes and accessory dwelling units to multi-family developments. Specializing in healthy, sustainable home design, the Plant Design Studio creates beautiful spaces that support occupant health and achieve industry-leading energy performance while minimizing waste.

The studio’s first project, a collaboration with Ray Kappe, FAIA, was the first home ever to receive LEED for Homes Platinum certification. The team has since completed dozens more LEED Platinum and Gold-certified projects, making them one of the most experienced designers of low-impact, high-performance homes.

Projects by the Plant Design Studio (formerly LivingHomes) have earned significant industry recognition, including the AIA’s top sustainable award, Green Builder Magazine’s Home of Year, Business 2.0's “World’s 11 Coolest Products,” Businessweek’s “Architectural Wonders of the World,” and the Sustainable Quality Awards Grand Prize.

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