July, 2018

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North Ranch Community Center – Westlake Village, California

The Westlake Village Community Center in North Ranch,Westlake Village, was designed by William M. Bray, Architect, AIA, NCARB, and Bray Architects.  Westlake Village is a master-planned new town community developed by D.K. Ludwig and The American Hawaiian Steamship Company, in Southern California, approximately 26 miles west of Los Angeles.   Read More

Lawrence R. Hsu Residence – Before and After

One block east of UCLA in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, California, sat a house that had seen better days.  It needed inspiration as a fresh design with severe structural and aesthetic remedial actions.   Lawrence R. Hsu, the owner of the home, approached Roger Winston Bray, Architect, AIA, NCARB, PresidentRead More

Johnson-Kleinman Residence – Mar Vista, Los Angeles, California

Inheriting a narrow and deep lot with an older, small (about 800 sq.ft.) home on it; and desiring to keep the essence of the original home, out love for the deceased relative who willed it to them, Jerry Johnson and Leanna Kleinman, who are well-known for their computer systems genius,Read More

Kirkwood Sports Center – Studio City, California

In the late 1950’s, “Joe Palooka”, movie star Joe Kirkwood, Jr., chose William M. Bray, Architect, AIA, NCARB, and Bray Architects, to design a Multi-Purpose Sports Center, representing the social and recreational culture of the time. This Center included: Jerry’s Famous Deli, a 24-hour upscale family delicatessen restaurant; Pinz BowlingRead More

Ocean/Beach-Front Custom Home – Montecito, California

Montecito, California has a sweeping beach which faces the Pacific Ocean in various directions.  Bray Architects was commissioned to design an approximately 10,000 square foot new, contemporary Mediterranean-style home for a noted opthalmologist and his family.    Located next-door to actor/comedian, John Cleese, the sweeping, south-east ocean view site ofRead More

Unique Custom Homes – Westlake Village, California

Bray Architects was selected by the founders of Westlake Village, D.K. Ludwig and The American Steamship Company, to design the first custom family residence in the entire development.  Westlake Village, California, is a planned community close to Los Angeles, California in Southern California.  Custom homes designed by Bray Architects forRead More

Boys And Girls Club

Bray Architects was asked to compete with several other architectural firms; and then won the commission to design the new Boys and Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley, California.  Contemporary design with white stucco walls, black metal window frames, large clear skylights, and a glazed blue ceramic tile roof,Read More
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