MARK LAWTON, Principal




For more than 16 years we have been designing homes that seamlessly blend aesthetics, utility, and lifestyle- resulting in a lasting positive impact on our clients' lives.


Inspiration comes to us through the unique interests of our clients, our travels to off-beat locales, and frequent adventures in trade show hopping. Of course, a well crafted espresso can also provide epiphanies...

Creating architecture is a somewhat intangible and complex process of translating ideas, technology, and psychology into wood, glass and steel— which is why a captivating poetic theme should always guide the way.


Honestly, great design requires extraordinary effort and patience, especially factoring in budget constraints, wavering decisions, and accelerated time lines. Our intense process involves defining the root problem and crafting a solution that is simple, meaningful, and beautiful.  In the end, great design conveys a sense of harmony and effortlessness.


Mark Lawton, AIA, NCARB is a licensed architect with over 20 years of experience in residential architecture. In addition to custom residential projects and select commercial projects, he is a co-founder of Ikaria Living, a development company focused on creating wellness through design. He draws upon his past experiences living in California, the Southwest, and Europe to create modern innovative designs ranging from sustainable desert dwellings to waterfront vacation homes. 

He is well versed in all areas of architectural and interior design, with an ongoing passion for combining leading edge technologies with timeless qualities learned from ancient cultures. Mark has received widespread recognition for his work including features in several national and international publications. Upon graduation from the architecture program at Cornell University, he was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for outstanding thesis and the prestigious Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship to study the cultures of Greece and Italy.