The firm, William M. Bray, AIA, Architect and Associates, Inc., was founded in 1949, incorporated in 1953, and the name was later changed to Bray Architects after the passing of its founder, William M. Bray (1905-1998). The current President of Bray Architects (1994-present), Roger Winston Bray, Architect, AIA, NCARB, was mentored by and for over twenty years (1974-1998) served alongside master architect William M. Bray, AIA, NCARB, designing quality buildings of all types and styles. The firm is credited for having shaped California architecture and planning, particularly, in Southern California, where dozens of fine commercial buildings, golf courses, custom homes and master-planned communities designed throughout the years by Bray Architects have earned the “Historical District” and ’Historical Neighborhood” official designations.
Bray Architects continues a 70 year legacy of inspiration and excellence in partnership with discerning clientele.
We designed thousands of fine tract development homes for many different developers and Bray Architects designed the personal homes of these developers. Bray Architects designed and built structures include thousands of fine tract development homes for Mark Taper, founder-owner of American Savings; and also the personal home of Mark Taper in Beverly Hills. We designed thousands of fine tract development homes for Barry Taper, son of Mark Taper; and Bray Architects designed the personal home of Barry Taper in Beverly Hills. Bray Architects designed thousands of fine tract development homes for prolific developer Milton Brock, Sr.; and for Milton Brock, Jr. throughout Southern, Central and Northern California.
Bray Architects has designed elegant upscale custom homes and resort homes for famous motion picture, television, and theater celebrities and successful business leaders. Among them these include the residences of George Page (Bel-Air); Merle Oberon (Palm Desert); Roy Rogers (Chatsworth); Terry Donahue (Westlake Village, North Ranch); Clayton Moore (Encino); Jamie Farr (Bell Canyon); Mary Tyler Moore (Encino); Robert Young (Westlake Village); Shirley MacLaine (Encino); Dean Martin (Beverly Hills); Will Von Der Ahe (Laurel Canyon); Harold Gefsky (Hollywood Hills); Duane Tatro (Bell Canyon); Kent Oppenheimer (Hollywood Hills); Barbara Eden (Encino); Julie London (Royal Oaks, Encino); Mariette Hartley (Royal Oaks, Encino); Mark Taper (Beverly Hills); William Rutter, Esq. (Encino); Don Gumpertz (Toluca Lake); William Devine (Encino); William Simpson (Encino, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades); Terry Mullin (Bel Air); Richard Chenoweth (Bel Air); The Bates Family (Santa Barbara); Gloria Allred (Beverly Hills); Louis and Robert Towne (Brentwood); The Nugent Family (Brentwood); The Golde Family (Palos Verdes); Louis Verdugo (Brentwood); Lawrence Hsu (Westwood Village); Pamela Simpson (Pacific Palisades); The Alpert Family (Royal Oaks, Encino); The Konheim Family (Beverly Hills, and San Fernando Valley); The Schloen Family (Westlake Village); The Lowy Family (Westlake Village); Alex Stordahl (Encino); Togo Tanaka (Encino Hills); The Hart Family (Westlake Village); The Cowin Family (Westlake Village); Melissa Goulet (Los Angeles); Dr. Walter Buckley (Westlake Village); Dr. Cesar Julian (Westlake Village); The Chandani Family (Westlake Village); The Kalfa Family (Newport Beach); Willis Brown (Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Brentwood); The Bourland Family (Westlake Village); The Lynch Family (Encino); The Vaccarino Family (Studio City); The Davis Family (Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills); Paul Trousdale (Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills); Mrs. Langley (Bel Air); The Sumner Family (Bel Air); Research House 1961 (Encino Hills).
Bray Architects has designed condominium, townhomes and apartment buildings reflecting livability; style; practicality; creativity and inspiration. Over 3,800 individual living units comprising over 58 multi-family projects designed for basic to luxury themes have been built. Additionally, re-imagined; redesigned and remodeled individual family luxury condominiums are included in The Wilshire, and The Venezia, both in West Los Angeles. Some of our complete new multi-family project designs are: Thunderbird Heights, Covina (142 units); Waikiki Towers, Honolulu (360 units); Seaview Terrace, Laguna Beach (64 units); Kailani Village, Lompoc (150 units); Cordova East, Pasadena (90 units); The Highlands, Glendale (12 units); Palm Garden, Palm Desert (36 units); Encino Gardens, Encino (16 units); Chateau De Ville, Pasadena (20 units); Tampa Gardens, Reseda (136 units); La Pearle Terrace, Van Nuys (11 units); Chatsworth Manor, Chatsworth (40 units); Somerset Mansions, Lancaster (37 units); Hueneme Villas, Hueneme Bay (28 units); Northridge Place, Northridge (20 units); Burbank Grove, Burbank (27 units); Hollywood Court, North Hollywood (6 units); Villa Canada, La Canada (90 units); Locke Plaza, Chatsworth (12 units).
Bray Architects has designed thousands of commercial and institutional buildings, including schools; specialty schools and campuses such as Vista Del Mar Reiss-Davis Julia Ann Singer Schools (21 Buildings, Culver City); Florence Crittenton Center (Lincoln Heights); medical facilities such as Drier Sanitarium (Pasadena); Patricia Medical Center (Downey); Scottsdale Arizona Medical Center; Newton Dentistry Building (Northridge); Dr. Saunders Dentistry Offices(Chatsworth); Owensmouth Medical Center (Canoga Park); Dr. Bechaump Dentistry Building (Saugus); riding academies including Foxfield Riding Academy(Westlake Village); and Jaybaree Farms (Buellton); shopping centers and malls including Palm City Shopping Center; supermarkets including Piggily-Wiggily and Safeway (Palm City and Lakeside); a variety of specialty stores including specialty boutique Kage on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills; Via De La Paz Center in Pacific Palisades; Topanga Canyon Mall Stationary Store (Canoga Park); White Oak Shopping Center (Encino); restaurants including The Valley Inn (Encino); Sutters Mill Restaurant (Valencia); Casa De Cardinas (Tarzana); Lee’s Westwood Restaurant / Azuka Restaurant (Westwood Village); Clock Broiler Restaurants (Pasadena and Temple City); major car dealerships including Hillcrest Cadillac /Lexus (Beverly Hills); major-label recording studios with adjoining office buildings, including Electra-Asylum-NoneSuch Records for David Geffen (West Hollywood); ESPN Headquarters (West Hollywood); Adams Boulevard Bakery (Culver City); companies and institutions including Yosemite Lakes Country Club and Development; The Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley (Pacoima); Hillcrest Country Club Tennis Pavilion (Century City); Westlake Village North Ranch Community Center; Las Virgenes Water District Building; Hallet Industries (Inglewood); Continental Graphics (Hollywood); Eurohair International (Beverly Hills); Palm City Community Center; Kirkwood Sports Center with Pinz and Jerry’s Famous Deli (North Hollywood); Kirkwood Tennis and Golf Center (North Hollywood); Bon Marche Dye Works (Pasadena); Eastland Towers (West Covina); Waikiki Towers (Honolulu,Hawaii); Mulholland Drive & Highway Office Buildings (Woodland Hills); Security Services Building (Canoga Park); Intersound Studios (West Hollywood); Fazios Cleaners Building (Beverly Hills); Northwest Shopping Center (Van Nuys); Circle Hardware Store (Sherman Oaks); William M. Bray, Architect Corporate Office Building (West Hollywood); and many other multi-function and specialty buildings of note.
Bray Architects has designed dozens of churches and temples of various faiths; denominations and outlooks including Vista Del Mar Temple (Culver City); First Church of Christ Scientist, Burbank; Mount Zion Baptist Church (Pacoima); First Christian Church (Gardena); First Church of Christ Scientist, South San Gabriel; First Church of Christ Scientist, Tustin; First Church of Christ Scientist, Pasadena; Temple Beth Am Sanctuary (Los Angeles); First Church of Christ Scientist, North Hollywood; First Church of Christ Scientist, Rosemead; First Church of Christ Scientist, Thousand Oaks; First Assembly of God (Simi Valley); Church of Christ, Los Angeles; First Baptist Church, Temple City; International Full Gospel Church (Pacoima); Interfaith Meeting Center (Westlake Village); and other Spiritual Centers of various faiths; denominations and outlooks.
William and Roger Bray have provided their support and expertise as: Founding Chair, Bel-Air Architectural Design Review Board, Los Angeles; Original Advisor to Westlake Village Architectural Design Standards, South and North Westlake Village; The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Leadership, and Design Review Boards. William and Roger Bray have both served as President of the American Institute of Architects, San Fernando Valley Chapter. William Bray served as Senior Member, Woodbury University, Board of Directors; and as Advisor, Architecture Department, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. Roger Bray served as Regent, the American Institute of Architects California Council, Architectural Foundation; Advisor, Woodbury University School of Architecture. Roger Bray served the American Institute of Architects, San Fernando Valley as Chair, Disaster Preparedness Committee; Chair, Architectural Design Awards; Chair, Events Committee, and several other American Institute of Architects, San Fernando Valley Committees. Roger Bray served as Co-Chair, Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Architectural Design Awards; Architect Member, Board of Directors, Frank Lloyd Wright Ennis House; Member, American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, Building and Performance Standards Committee; and has served many other worthwhile organizations. Roger Bray represented the United States at the World Congress on Land Policy at Harvard University and MIT, Boston, Massachusetts.