Member of the American Institute of Architects and licensed architect in several states.
I grew up in Ireland where I attended the Dublin Institute of Technology graduating with honors in architecture in 1994. During my time at university I traveled extensively and worked for award winning architectural practices in London, Dublin and Sydney, Australia. I also had an opportunity to work with the Monument Service of Ireland sketching and surveying many of the historic castles and monasteries dotted throughout the Irish landscape. In addition, I spent a year working with a firm in Dublin on museums and art galleries in the national capital. After graduation, I arrived in Southern California and worked for various local architectural firms before establishing McClean Design in 2000.
I feel that we have been very fortunate these last few years and have managed to complete many new homes. I have always enjoyed working with different people and am constantly amazed by the different and varied backgrounds of our clients. I have been able to establish lasting relationships with high quality builders and other design professionals helping to ensure that our entire team is committed to realizing the dreams and aspirations of our clients. Design is more than a job for me. It is what I wanted to do as a little boy and which I am lucky enough to be able to practice today and hopefully for a very long time.
I was born and raised in rainy northern Germany and moved to California in 1995. Since we established McClean Design in 2000, I have been responsible for managing the office and keeping everybody on their toes! My passion though, is interior design and I enjoy working with private clients in addition to collaborating on projects within our office. I particularly liked working on the house at Point Place, listed under projects, and my native German has come in useful with our recent projects in Bavaria. Each interior design project is unique to me, from the smallest children’s room to the largest home. My goal with every project is to help my clients create a warm and inviting environment that will maximize the potential of each space for years to come.
From an early age, I always loved design. I recall drawing and playing with Legos around the time I could walk, so my parents said. I suppose it was in my future to have a career that stimulated my creative side and after completing my architectural education at Cal Poly Pomona in 2001, I found myself searching for ways to express my passion, and custom homes was the answer. With over 19 years of architectural experience, I find myself at McClean Design working on one of a kind luxury custom homes. I am passionate about my job and love the fact that I can help make dreams come true.
I was born and raised in a small town called Kristinehamn in Sweden. Moved over to the U.S. with my husband in my early twenties and we have lived here ever since. Started working at McClean Design in the beginning of 2013 managing the office.
Design has been a passion of mine since I can remember, but at a young age my creativity was realized mostly on canvas. As a student at Auburn University (2010 National Champs!), I learned the power architecture has in impacting our lives and shaping our perception of the world. I was fascinated that I could play such a role in creating places we are proud to live in by exploring the human relationship to the built environment. Upon graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture, I moved across the country to pursue my career. At McClean Design, I enjoy creating 3D models and renderings of custom homes, and assisting in all facets of architectural production. In my spare time, I explore the realms of risk, sweating and eating ice cream... respectively.
Born and raised in Southern California, I've always been a fan of modern architecture and have been drawn to Paul's work in the area. Since 2021, I've been a utility player for the McClean team, working on everything from PR to marketing to architectural renderings, and so forth. When I'm not in the office, you can find me riding horses, singing, or travelling with friends and family.
Growing up in the Island of Sardinia, Italy, I began at a very young age to admire the power and beauty of stone, water and light. Thanks to my family landscape business, I cultivated a strong relationship between nature and architecture, which over the years, developed through professional relationships with local artists, artisans and architects. This taught me the care of craftsmanship and importance of details. While studying in Rome and Paris, I surrounded myself with art and architecture that not only are the foundations to my profession, but also became part of my lifestyle and culture. Everything around me was layered by generations of past designers; I only needed to observe and draw their beauty and experience. After a few years working for LeSwisse designing custom homes along the Costa Smeralda shores, my wife and I decided to go for the long shot and move to sunny Southern California. Since 2014, I have had the opportunity to work for McClean Design, where my passion for architecture and high-end residential design is constantly renewed by the research of innovation, attention to form and function, and the desire to work with our clients towards one goal: designing their dream home.
I grew up in a small town in the rural west suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, before acquiring a Masters of Architecture and Masters of Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis. After working for a few years in downtown Chicago, I made the move out to Southern California for life’s next adventure. For me, design is not just a building. Everything around us can be designed, and what we design is a result of what inspires us and what we want to inspire in others. Furthermore, architectural design is the opportunity to create an experience between people and the environment in which they live, work and interact with the people around them, through an integrated harmony between conceptual and technical craft.
‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’
- Leonardo da Vinci
For as long as I can remember I have been infatuated with the art of creation and building at all scales. My grandma loved to tell the story of how I would beg and beg for this toy or that and when it was not handed to me, I would just make my own. Or try to at least. I was lucky to have been raised in a family of artists, designers and builders who cultivated my passion and gave me the tools necessary for a career in architecture. Starting my career, I juggled between architecture school and working in the field. I apprenticed as a carpenter, ironworker, and glazier and during this time gained a great appreciation of how design materializes and truly fell in love with architecture. I went on to work for many of the best residential architects in Southern California, helping to design and manage hundreds of single and multi-family residential projects across the U.S. and abroad. In 2019, I was given the opportunity to join McClean Design and jumped at the chance. Every day since I have been challenged to push the envelope of design and construction and I am loving every minute.
Long story short, I’ve always loved the arts and sciences. I first found those intertwining fields pushing me towards a love of music, which still flourishes but evolved into a love of architecture. After SDSU, I got my master’s degree from NewSchool of Architecture with concentration in digital architecture and fabrication and became a licensed Architect shortly thereafter. As a project manager at McClean Design, I work on all aspects of the building process, from early schematic design to construction administration. There is a holistic approach to our design method where we fully embrace our client’s lifestyle and transform it into something that is both artistically timeless and simplistically functional.
I grew up in the South Bay/Long Beach region of Southern California and attended Long Beach City College before transferring to university where my curiosity for the profession grew. My interest in architecture stems from wanting to know how a project evolves from concept to reality through the design process. Being a recent graduate from California State Polytechnic University Pomona,I received my Bachelor of Architecture degree and joined the incredibly talented team at McClean Design where I am fully immersed in all aspects of the design process. While here at McClean Design,I am seeing the importance ofdesign and itseffecton an individual through materiality, light, and connection to the natural environment. I look forward to the success and challenges ahead as I continue my professional journey in architecture and design.
Outside of architecture,I enjoy the outdoors and being active. Doing all the things that Southern California has to offer, from camping/hiking in the mountains, relaxing at the beach, or playing sports at a local park.
I received my Bachelors of Architecture from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2010 where I developed a great appreciation and fascination for the design process. For me, this has become a great motivating factor in working within the design field. Being able to practice and develop that skill on contemporary single family residences has proven to leave a lasting impression on my thoughts towards architecture as a craft and service. Since working at McClean Design, I have been able to help in the design process by generating 3D models and presentations, as well as moving the design from concept to full working drawings; there has yet to be a dull moment!
I was born and raised in a little town in Lake Como in the northern region of Italy. Since childhood, I’ve always had a creative mind and have been very passionate about hand-drawings and model-making. This inspired me to attend Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland where I received a Master’s of Science in Architecture in 2017. As a university student, I’ve learned how to put these passions into a design process in order to create an architectural piece, with a connection between space, light and the environment. After working for two years at an architectural firm in Florence, I decided it was time for a life-changing experience.
Presently, I am practicing new approaches to architecture and assisting in the design process with 3D models, drawings, and presentations.
When I’m not designing, you can find me hiking with a camera in my hand.