MARK LAWTON, Principal




For more than 15 years we have been designing homes that seamlessly blend aesthetics, utility, and lifestyle- resulting in a lasting positive impact on our clients' lives.


Creating architecture is a somewhat intangible and complex process of translating ideas, technology, and psychology into wood, glass and steel. For us, inspiration comes from our poetic observations of the world around us and from the incredible ways architecture shapes day to day life. But a well crafted espresso can also provide epiphanies...


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 should convey 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, 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. He graduated with distinction from the architecture program at Cornell University and was awarded the prestigious Eidlitz Traveling Fellowship to study the culture of Greece and Italy.