David Hertz Architects FAIA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture






  • Creator of Marysia Swim settles into Split House- Architectural Digest VIEW

  • Los Angeles Times VIEW

  • Mullin Automotive Museum - Design Detail VIEW


  • For All Intents and Purposes - Leaf Review VIEW

  • David Hertz's Los Angeles Oasis - The New Yorker VIEW

  • Traumhäuser ("Dream House") article on the 747 Wing House VIEW

  • Venice Place Project Heads towards the Finish Line - Argonaut Online VIEW

  • Eastern Canal - Los Angeles Times Home of the Week VIEW

  • Bearing the Fruits of a Venice Labor of Love - Yo Venice VIEW

  • 747 Wing House featured in Hotdogger Magazine (France) VIEW

  • Outdoor at its Core - Design Within Reach VIEW

  • Go Inside Miranda Kerr's Malibu Home - Harpers Bazaar (Skysource) VIEW

  • A Venice Beach Craftsman Cottage Filled With Art - New York Times VIEW

  • US Builders Review


  • How Millenials are Traveling Better Than You - Conde Nast Traveler

  • Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses (featuring Panel House) VIEW

  • Daring and Inspirational Architecture Around the World - KCRW Art Talk VIEW

  • The Jumbo's Second Acts - Air & Space Magazine (featuring 747 Wing House) VIEW


  • LA TIMES -AIA|LA hosts tour of 5 sustainable homes by David Hertz VIEW

  • Roma Court Residence for sale "Unparalleled Chic, designed by world renowned Architect David Hertz F.A.I.A." VIEW


  • Hemispheres October 2013, featuring the 747 Wing House VIEW

  • FIND BLISS Magazine (featuring David Hertz & McKinley House) VIEW

  • American Builders Quarterly, An Eco-Pioneer’s Live-Work Lab(Featuring McKinley ) VIEW

  • Installation Magazine, SCI-ARC @ 40 VIEW

  • DITLO day in the life of David Hertz VIEW

  • SHFT "David Hertz, Repurposed" VIEW


  • An Eco-Conscious Museum for Art-Deco Autos - New American Luxury (featuring Mullin Auto Museum) VIEW


  • THE PLAN August (Featuring 747 House) Download PDF

  • Record Houses April 2012 (Featuring 747 House) Download PDF

  • California Cool Book (Featuring Panel House) Download PDF

  • HANDCRAFT (china) (Featuring 747 House)

  • Dwell June 2012 (Westside home tour)

  • GA Houses 124 (Featuring 747 House) Download PDF

  • GARDEN DESIGN "Amazing Spaces" March 2012 Download PDF

  • Green is Beautiful 'The Eco-friendly house" 2012 (featuring Nordine) Download PDF

  • Harpers Bazaar "Rihanna interview" (Featuring 747 House) Download PDF

  • INGREEN Residential Homes (Featuring Panel House) Download PDF

  • Los Angeles Magazine Dec 2012 (Featuring 747 House) Download PDF

  • Lufthanseat 'Luftansa Airline Newspaper' (Featuring 747 House)

  • Marie Claire Malaysia Download PDF

  • NEW AMERICAN LUXURY Summer 2012 (Featuring 747 House & Mullin Automotive Museum) Download PDF

  • View magazine "Home Grown" Download PDF

  • Le Monde July 2012 (Featuring 747 House)

  • ArcCA 10.3 (Featuring 747 House)

  • SCI-ARC issue 002, 2011 Download PDF

  • MARK Another Architecture n0 29 (Featuring 747 House), Dec 2010 Jan 2011 Download PDF

  • USA Today 10 best Green Homes VIEW


  • The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture (McKinley House) Download PDF

  • Vanity Fair, Oct 2010 Download PDF

  • New Green Homes, 2010

  • ArcCA Design Awards Issue Design Education (Featuring Panel House), 2010

  • Angeleno magazine “winging it" (Featuring 747 House), 2010 Download PDF

  • 944 Magazine (Featuring 747 House), 2010 Download PDF

  • Ripleys Believe it or Not (Featuring 747 House), 2010

  • Greenopia The Urban Dwellers Guide to Green Living in Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles Times Online "Auto museum displays the crème of the crop" (Featuring Mullin Automotive Museum), 2010

  • Dwell Magazine "100 Houses We Love" (Featuring McKinley House), 2010 Download PDF

  • Home Edition Mehr als Wohne, 2010

  • JetGala 02 (Featuring 747 House), Sept/ Oct 2010 Download PDF

  • Sunset Magazine (Featuring 747 House), 2010 Download PDF

  • Jimon "30 Min. with David Hertz" Download PDF

  • Wired mag Nov 2010 (Featuring 747 House)


  • Green Architecture Now! Featuring Wing House Download PDF

  • INFILL: New Houses for Urban Sites Download PDF

  • New York Times, Featuring Slat House, 02/5/09 Download PDF

  • Web MD, Featuring Hall Residence, 02/09

  • Infill: New Houses for Urban Sites, Featuring Panel House

  • Green Architecture Now, Featuring 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • Upwardly Mobile, Featuring 747 Wing House, Fall 2009 Download PDF

  • Ventura Life, Featuring 747 Wing House, 02/09

  • New York Times Magazine, “Love for Sail”, Featuring David Hertz, Spring 2009

  • New Green Homes

  • GA Houses 113, Featuring Panel House

  • Design Diffusion News, Featuring Panel House, 11/09

  • Dwell, "Sustainability in Stages" 01/09 LINK


  • Los Angeles Times Magazine July "Take it Outside" Download PDF

  • Modern Residential Design

  • John Lautner Foundation

  • Curbed LA

  • Plenty Magazine (Wing House)

  • AOL (Wing House)

  • Garden Design, McKinley Residence 06/08

  • CBS Sunday Morning 05/08

  • World’s Greenest Homes Discovery Channel (McKinley Residence) 05/08

  • New York Times, featuring green consulting work and accolades 07/08

  • German GQ 747 WingHouse Download PDF

  • Professional House Builder (UK) Wing House

  • Innovative HOME magazine, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Westside Today Beverly Hills 90210, March, featuring the Stradella House Download PDF

  • ASID, Winter 07/08

  • The Inc. Life, January, featuring the Ennis House Download PDF

  • Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire, Featuring Panel House

  • LA DESIGN magazine (747 Wing House) Download PDF


  • Off The Grid Homes (McKinley House) Download PDF

  • VENICE CA book (Panel House) Download PDF

  • WIRED magazine (Panel House) Download PDF

  • Sustain Magazine, vol8 issue 2, featuring the 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • Dwell, March, featuring the Panel House Download PDF

  • Angeleeno Magazine, March, featuring the Panel House Download PDF

  • Kitchen Trends, vol23 no2, featuring the McKinley House Download PDF

  • Airliners, January/February, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Financial Times, featuring the 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • CNET, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • LA Weekly, featuring the 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • House and Laboratory, featuring the McKinley House

  • Kinhte & DoThi, featuring the McKinley House Download PDF

  • IdealesHEIM, featuring the McKinley House

  • Interior Design Russia, featuring the Panel House Download PDF

  • Green Seed Radio Segment

  • West Magazine (Panel House) Download PDF


  • Dream House is Taking Wing, Chicago Tribune, February, featuring 747 Wing House VIEW

  • Passages Arquitectura y Critica, September, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Sunset - Outdoor Living, September, featuring the McKinley Residence

  • Il Giornale Dell’Architettura, Nov., featuring the 747 Wing house

  • Expresso actual, September

  • LA Architects, featuring Living Homes

  • Brown Alumni Magazine, featuring Living Homes

  • HGTV Designer’s Portfolio, featuring various projects

  • Aluminum Now, Vol 8 Jul/Aug, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Popular Science Online, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Angeleeno Magazine, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • Smart Homeowner Magazine, featuring the Panel House

  • Variety Weekend, August, featuring McKinley poolbath

  • Variety Weekend, July, featuring McKinley

  • ED+C, Excellence in Design Awards finalist, McKinley

  • Cruising LA Handbook, featuring McKinley residence

  • The Independent Magazine, July 29, featuring McKinley residence

  • Absoluut Architectuur, Editie 3, featuring David Hertz

  • SellModern.com, May, featuring multiple projects

  • H2O, Vol7, No.2, featuring David Hertz

  • LA Time Home, May, featuring McKinley residence

  • InHabitat, May, featuring the Panel House

  • BusinessWeekOnline, May, featuring multiple projects

  • BathroomTRENDS, Vol 22 No 5, featuring the Stradella Residence

  • GAHouses Project 2006, 96, featuring the Panel House Download PDF

  • W, May, featuring David Hertz Download PDF

  • Times Journal of Construction + Design, April, featuring Syndecrete®

  • LifeScapes, March , featuring the Panel House

  • Bathroom TRENDS, Vol 21 no 10, featuring Syndecrete®

  • The Hollywood Reporter, February, featuring the Stradella Residence & Hall Residence

  • AIT, January/February, featuring 747 Wing House

  • Dwell, December/January, featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF


  • Western Interiors, March/April, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Architectural Coatings, July, featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Better Homes & Gardens, May, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Child Magazine, May, featuring the McKinley Residence

  • Distinction, May/June, featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Custom Home, April, featuring Syndecrete®

  • LA Times Magazine, September, featuring the 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • LivingETC (England), August, featuring McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Los Angeles Magazine, February, featuring the McKinley Residence

  • Los Angeles Times –HOME, June 30, featuring McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Malibu Times, Sep./Oct., featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Organic Style, July/August, featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Outside, April, featuring the McKinley Residence Download PDF

  • Sunset Magazine, July, featuring the McKinley Residence

  • The Argonaut, featuring the McKinley Residence

  • The Venice Paper, May/June, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • The Ventura County Star, November, featuring the 747 Wing House

  • The Wall Street Journal, November, featuring the 747 Wing House Download PDF

  • NY Times House & Home, October 27th, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Thacher News, featuring Thacher Dormitory Download PDF


  • Concrete Architecture Featuring Tilt-up Slab Download PDF

  • Creating the Inspired House: Discovering Your Place Called Home Download PDF

  • The New York Times, Nov. 4, featuring David Hertz

  • The Robb Report, October 2004, featuring McKinley Download PDF

  • Newsweek, Oct. 25, featuring David Hertz

  • The Venice Paper, September, featuring David Hertz

  • Worth Magazine, October, featuring the McKinley addition

  • Mother Earth News, August/September, featuring the Hall Beach House Download PDF

  • Yogi Times, July-August, featuring the McKinley addition

  • Santa Barbara Magazine, June-July, featuring the Hall Beach House

  • GA Houses 81, featuring the McKinley addition Download PDF and Binder Residence Download PDF

  • Natural Home Magazine, July-August, featuring Syndecrete®

  • DBZ Magazine (Germany), June, featuring the McKinley addition Download PDF

  • WorkSpace Magazine, featuring Syndecrete®


  • Brave new Houses: Adventures in Southern California Living Download PDF

  • Prefab (book) Featuring Tilt-up Slab House Download PDF

  • Natural Home, November/December, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Vlife (Featuring McKinley House), 2003 Download PDF

  • Good Green Homes (Featuring Panel House), 2003 Download PDF

  • Dwell, March/April, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Custom Home, April, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Instyle Home, Fall/Winter, “Green House” by Amanda Griscon, featuring the Hall Beach House. Download PDF

  • Variety, October, “Green Chic” by Janelle Brown, featuring the McKinley Residence and David Hertz, AIA Architects.

  • Greenlight (News from the Environmental Media Association), Spring, “ ‘Green’ Remodeling & Homebuilding” featuring David Hertz.

  • Western Interiors and Design, July/August, “Surface Tension,” featuring Syndecrete® Tile

  • The New York Times, April 10, “A House Any Tree Would Hug,” featuring the Hall Beach House Download PDF

  • GA Houses 74: Project 2003 featuring the McKinley addition Download PDF

  • American Home Style & Garden Kitchen & Bath, Summer, “Not So Crazy Quilt”

  • American Home Style & Garden, February, “Want Style from the Ground Up?”

  • Better Homes and Gardens, October, Fresh-Idea Kitchens

  • B. Smith Style, June / July, “Room To Move”

  • Business Santa Monica: The Official Publication of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Portrait of a Winner: David Hertz, Founder of Syndesis, Inc., Sustainable Quality Award Recipient

  • Design DK: The Danish Design Centre Journal, December, Refuse

  • Fine Homebuilding, January, “Concrete, Timber and Glass” featuring McKinley house

  • Home Magazine “Sustainable products in residential design”

  • House Beautiful, Hip Baths

  • House Beautiful Kitchen & Bath Planner, Spring / Summer, Kitchen Surface & Floors

  • LA Architecture, Emerging Architects issue featuring Syndesis on cover

  • Landscape Architecture, January, Technology: Glass Under Foot

  • Los Angeles Times Magazine, May, “Rooms in Bloom”

  • Residential Architect, September, “Doctor Spec: Counter Intelligence”

  • The Wall Street Journal “Home offices” featuring Bay residence

  • Better Homes and Gardens, Oct/Nov, “Remodeling Ideas”

  • Dwell, June, “House of Seven Patios”

  • Dwell, October, “Do It Yourself Concrete Countertops”

  • Fine Homebuilding, September, Concrete Bathtub

  • The Franklin Report: Los Angeles Architects

  • GA Houses 67, featuring McKinley Residence and Hess Tilt-Up Slab House Download PDF

  • GA Houses 66, Projects 2001, featuring Hess Tilt-Up Slab House Download PDF

  • Interiors, April, “Sustainable You”

  • LA Architect, January / February, “Material World”, featuring Syndecrete®

  • LA Architect, September/October, featuring Stradella Residence

  • Los Angeles Magazine, April, “Home Divine” Trends

  • Los Angeles Times, Book on Remodeling, “Building is Tailored to L.A. Resources”

  • The New York Times, “Backwater No More, Venice, Calif., Is Rising”

  • Organic Style Magazine, Sep/Oct “The Inside Story” Download PDF

  • One Magazine, “Poolish Behavior” shot at Stradella residence

  • Oregon Home, November/December, “Japanese Modern”, Cover article featuring the Garell residence


  • AJ-The Architect’s Journal England,

  • April, “Mix Master” American Architect David Hertz”

  • The Seattle Times, May 19th, featuring the Garell Residence

  • Bathroom Trends Magazine, May

  • Casa Brutus

  • Greenspec, The City of Santa Monica Environmental Directory

  • The HVAC News (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) “Architecture Hot and Cold: Creative Cooling with Cool Design”

  • New York Times, House and Home Section, September 26 “Putting the Fab in Pre-Fab” Featuring Hess (Tilt-up Slab) Residence

  • Surfaces Magazine

  • The Venice Paper, November/December “What Venice Architects Are Drinking”



  • Oregon Home Featuring Garell house Download PDF

  • LA Architect (featuring Stradella) Download PDF

  • Dwell, December, “How Families Live with Cutting Edge Design”, Cover article featuring the McKinley residence Download PDF




  • Fine Homebuilding Annual Issue on Houses, Summer Download PDF

  • Architectural Record, April, Kitchens

  • Architektur & Wohnen, April, “Private Oasen” Download PDF

  • Décor & Style, June, “A Harmonious Kitchen Environment”

  • Design Journal “The Greening of the Building Industry”

  • GA Houses 60, featuring Stradella Residence Download PDF

  • House Beautiful Home Building, Spring / Summer, “The New Contemporary”

  • House Beautiful Kitchen & Bath Planner, Spring / Summer, Bath Surface & Floors

  • House Beautiful Kitchen & Bath Planner, Fall / Winter, Material Guide: Countertops

  • Identity Magazine “An Abundance of Riches”

  • LA Architect “Emerging Architects”

  • Los Angeles Times, Southern California Living, “Hello Hybrids”

  • SCI-Arc Alumni Newsletter, Summer, David Hertz ‘83

  • Sunset, October, 1999-2000 Western Home Awards Download PDF

  • Sun Valley Magazine “Surfaces in Depth”


  • American Homestyle “Concrete Jumble”

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle: Home Quarterly Remodeling, “Concrete Counters Offer Heavy-Duty Alternative”

  • Better Homes and Gardens Special Interests Publications: Windows and Wall Ideas, “Soaked in Style”

  • Custom Builder, November / December, “Coastal Efficiency”

  • Home Magazine, Countertops

  • Interiors, February “ Green Market”

  • Interior Expressions, March / April, “New Blood 101: One Hundred One, an Exhibit for the Millennium”

  • Landscape Architect, August, “Paving the Way”

  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Who’s Who Real Estate: L.A.’s Architects

  • Los Angeles Times, “Designing LA, Southland Architecture”

  • Metropolis, May, featuring Syndecrete®

  • Style 1900: The Quarterly Journal of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Summer / Fall, “Beyond the Bungalow: The Influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement on Contemporary Architecture”

  • Times Community News: A Supplement to the Los Angeles Times, “Syndesis Wins Environmental Award”


  • Architectural Record, December, “Reader’s Choice Awards 1997”

  • Home, March, “Surfaces”

  • Home, April, “Simply Done”

  • House Beautiful, February, “Today’s Kitchens”

  • House Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, Summer, “Remarkable Renovations”

  • Los Angeles Times Magazine, November, “An Experiment in Efficiency” Download PDF

  • Metropolis, October, “An Established Experiment”

  • New Times, AIA Home Tour in Venice

  • Signs of the Times, November, “Architectural Sign Substrates and Sign Extrusions”

  • Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, “Da Strahlt der Joschka”

  • Sunset, March, “A Concrete Revival”


  • AQMD Advisor, September “Bel Air Home Showcases Green Design, Including Zero-VOC House Paints”

  • Architectural Record, January, Record Houses “The Market’s Buying Green” featuring the Stradella residence

  • Los Angeles Times, November, Metro News “David Hertz’ Public Sculpture”

  • The Outlook, October, “The Natural House” featuring the Stradella residence

  • Sunset, January, “Terazzo with a Twist”







  • Best of the Westside: Best Architecture Firm, awarded by 'The Argonaut' magazine


  • AIA Los Angeles Monograph Tour of Venice Beach Residences


  • The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2012 for the 747 Wing House

  • AIA California Council Residential Design Awards 2012 for 747 Wing House

  • The International Design Awards 2012 Gold for 747 Wing House


  • Award Winner - The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, 2010

  • Award Winner- Vanity Fair / Rado Unlimited Spirit Award, 2010

  • Selected for inclusion in :California Design Biennial. PMCA Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art Action / Reaction, 2010


  • Sustainable Quality Award, City of Santa Monica – Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment

  • Move On Award for Achievements in Environmental Sustainability and Public Awareness.

  • THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD FOR 2009 (from the Chicago Athenaeum museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies), Panel House


  • Studio of Environmental Architecture – Green Business Certified by the City of Santa Monica

  • (January) Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects


  • SCI ARC distinguished Alumni Award

  • Exhibition- Southern California Institute of Arch, 2007

  • (February) Awarded first Green Grant from City of SM for his work on the Studio of Environmental Architecture

  • (November) Southern California Institute of Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Metropolitan Home Design 100, Living Homes


  • Excellence in Design Awards - Environmental Design+Construction - Award for the McKinley Residence

  • Los Angeles DRY 100 - 100 of the most innovative people in L.A.


  • United States Green Building Council, LEED Accreditation

  • City of Santa Monica Sustainable Leadership Award

  • Eco-Home Network with USGBC and AIA Committee on the Environment, Sustainable Living Award

  • Juror, AIA Kansas City Chapter Design Awards

  • Selected for Compendium of World Architects published by Images, Australia


  • Casa Brutus, Japan, Selected Top Ten Emerging Architects in the World

  • Juror, AIA Iowa Chapter Design Awards

  • Oregon Chapter ACI (American Concrete Institute) Award for Excellence in Concrete for the Garell residence


  • Juror, AIA Sunset Western Home Awards

  • Selected for SCI-Arc Alumni Association Competition: “Big Moves”

  • Nominated by the Los Angeles Chapter of the AIA for the College of Fellowship


  • Business Santa Monica: Sustainable Quality Award Recipient

  • AIA Sunset Western Home Award winner for the McKinley residence

  • Certificate of appreciation to Syndesis from LAAIA chapter office team

  • Selected New Blood 101


  • WRAP Award: Western Waste Reduction Award from CAL EPA

  • Product selected for inclusion in exhibition “ICONS: Magnets and Meanings.” SFMOMA

  • Selected New Blood Architects, Los Angeles


  • SQA (Sustainability Quality Awards) Santa Monica City and Chamber of Commerce


  • Glamorous Green: Material Connexion, NY

  • A Salute to Material Specialists & Their Favorite Palettes for ’96 Projects

  • Selected Who’s Who in Real Estate “Profiles of Architects.” L.A. Business Journal


  • Acclaim IIDA Product Design Achievement Awards, awarded Gold Metal Special Finishes

  • Museum of Modern Art in New York: Syndecrete® included in Permanent Collection