Laraachitecture is a


creative practice.



A full-service award-winning architectural firm, Laraarchitecture specializes in residential and intimate commercial and civic projects. We strive to create functional and sustainable beauty. We are small and nimble, offering principal-level attention to every client. Collaboration is at our core; listening to clients and stakeholders, facilitating detailed and thorough communications, skillfully assembling construction documents, and passionately coordinating the work from all disciplines right down to the smallest detail.


Creative Placemaking

Committed to community and purpose-driven design, Laraarchitecture is often engaged in projects outside a typical architect’s scope of work. This work is generally ongoing in nature, and can involve visioning, capacity building, strategy and branding, fundraising support, and community outreach.  Our studio creates “out of the box” partnerships with community stakeholders including non-profit organizations, developers, property and business owners and government agencies.


As a visual artist, Lara is engaged, and involves the studio, in a variety of projects that investigate ideas through interactive art, installations, sculpture, painting and drawing


The parallel pursuits of architecture, placemaking and art inform each other, allow us to test our core values across disciplines and expand the firm’s social understanding and impact on the built environment.


Under the creative direction of Lara Dutto, we leverage a team of creative practitioners to provide the expertise and  inspiration required for each unique project.  As a firm, we strive for an equitable practice and support a healthy work-life balance.



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laraarchitecture contact information: 510.577.1484  /  ldutto@laraarchitecture.com  /  99 Brookwood Rd. / Studio 6 / Orinda CA, 94563

Lara Dutto, LLC, LEED Green Assoc., AIA
Field Trip Chaperone, Architect, Artist

MA Architecture, University of Washington; BA Fine Art, UC Berkeley.

Katie Price
Dog Lover, Designer, Commercial Interiors

BA Architecture, UC Berkeley

Shilpa Thomas
Importer of Unique Indian Objects, 3D Model Master

BA Architecture, Bangalore University
Cert. Int. Design, UC Berkeley Extension

John Skrivanich AIA, LEED
Middle Infielder, Architect, Sustainability Expert

BA Architecture, UC Berkeley

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laraarchitecture contact information: 510.577.1484  /  ldutto@laraarchitecture.com  / 11 Moraga Way, Studio 3 / Orinda CA, 94563