Firm Profile

The firm of Bray Architects was founded in 1949 by the late William M. Bray, AIA. Architect, NCARB. As one of the finest practitioners of contemporary and traditional architecture, William M. Bray, AIA earned the respect of his clients, of the architectural community, and of the communities in which his built works stand as a legacy of inspired and harmonious design.

Bray Architects philosophy has remained constant for over sixty years: that the fulfillment of the client’s needs, wishes, aspirations, and economic sensibilities in an inspired and harmonious way is the hallmark of success of each individual project.

Roger Winston Bray, AIA, Architect, NCARB was mentored in the art and profession of architecture by his father, William M. Bray, AIA. Roger’s sensitivity to inspired and harmonious architectural design permeates every avenue of each client’s project.

Roger works closely with each client to develop an inspired, yet sensible design. Roger has also surrounded himself with a creative and technically proficient architectural support team, which allows him the freedom to participate in every phase of the development of the client’s project.

Roger Winston Bray, AIA has served as a: Regent of The Architectural Foundation of The American Institute of Architects California Council, President of The American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley, Registered Senior Engineer Disaster Service Volunteer Worker of the Structural Engineering Branch of the California Office of Emergency Services, Member of The Building Performance and Regulation Committee of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles, Member of the Board of Consultants to The Woodbury University School of Architecture. A graduate of The University of California at Los Angeles, Roger holds a certificate of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, is licensed as an architect in the states of California and Washington, and is a noted author and lecturer. Roger is a national medalist in the sport of Modern Pentathlon, and is a UCLA varsity letterman in the sport of Fencing. The California State Assembly Legislature bestowed upon Roger, Certificates of Recognition, California Professional and Community Service, for two successive years in 1998 and 1999. Recently Roger was awarded the National Citizen Architect Recognition, by the American Institute of Architects.

Roger Winston Bray, AIA meets and exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Historic Architecture, is licensed in the state of California and holds a NCARB Certificate which entitles the holder for reciprocal national and international licensure. He has over 25 years of full-time experience in architecture, urban design and environmental planning. He has completed over two years of graduate study in environmental planning, preservation planning, architectural history, and new town planning around historic places. His academic and professional experience includes detailed investigations of historic structures, preparation of research reports, and preparation of plans and specifications for rehabilitation and restoration projects. He has over 15 years of experience in the rehabilitation and restoration of commercial, residential, institutional and light industrial architecture including extensive experience rehabilitating historic residential and commercial architecture throughout Southern California; this includes documentation, research, sensitive design, planning, preparation of working drawings, construction specifications, compliance with all applicable federal, state and local codes and guidelines. In regard to planning and design guidelines, Bray Architects spearheaded the Bel-Air Design Review Board, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California. The firm also provided extensive Planning and Design Consultation for the preparation of Design Guidelines for Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, California. Roger Winston Bray, AIA has served on the jury of architectural design competitions in Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley, and was past President of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the AIA, and served as Regent of the California Council of the AIA Architectural Foundation which promotes and advances healthy and sustainable communities including valuable historical resources.

Residential, commercial, institutional and light industrial buildings have been built from the firm’s plans throughout Southern, Central and Northern California; states such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Florida and Hawaii; and countries such as Thailand and the Philippines.

Among the many honors that have been bestowed upon the firm are: The American Institute of Architects National Design Awards, The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Design Awards, The Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference Gold Nugget Awards, The Presidential Citation from The American Institute of Architects California Council, California State Assembly Recognitions, The American Institute of Architects National Citizen Architect Recognition, The Pacific Palisades Beautiful Awards, and The Los Angeles Beautiful Awards.

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