Testimonials

I have worked with Richard on many projects, for many years now & find him to be one of the better architects in town. It is always a pleasurable experience for the client & for me.  His designs are lovely and well thought out. When we run across an architectural dilemma, he is able to come up with clever solutions on the spot. He is very willing listen to my ideas & the clients and to help incorporate them into the plan, if they work. I find that builders also like him because his set of plans is much more comprehensive than most architects. I am always assured that when I refer him, the client will be completely satisfied. 

Melissa, Partridge Designs
Los Angeles, California




Richard impressed us with the artistic yet homey solutions he created for our 1700 square foot add-on in a challenging space. He internalized our wish list and showed great tenacity in tweaking his design until it satisfied even criteria we realized we had never really articulated. Richard was equally fabulous during the construction phase, frequently inspecting the progress  and meeting with us and the contractor to insure  that our vision became reality.

Patrick & DeAnn Healy
Pacific Palisades, California





Richard has designed two houses for us, one on a cliff and the other in a glade. Each presented difficult challenges that Richard was able to overcome. His work resulted in classic houses of great beauty, delivered on time and on budget. He overcame the inevitable construction surprises and design changes because he is a gifted problem solver. We would never consider anyone else for our next project and are proud to call him our friend.

Bob & Laurie Glen
Pacific Palisades & Santa Monica, California Residences






Richard Blumenberg is such a talented architect; I hardly know where to begin.  Richard completely designed and rebuilt our home. We never interviewed any other architects.  We did two large remodel projects with Richard. In 1991 we did the downstairs (kitchen -  family room, dining room, media room, library, living room and bathrooms). Richard's creative skills and meticulous detail turned our dark, average mid century home into a beautiful, light and airy traditional space with high ceilings and large rooms flooded with natural light. At the end of the day, we love coming home in the evening. Our home is a warm welcoming comfortable space because Richard is a very gifted architect. In 2005, we became empty nesters and once again called Richard. We told him that we didn't want to add any more square footage to our home. It was time to have the upstairs match the downstairs. We love our new master suite and guest area. His vision was definitely our  vision, but he thought of things we never could have imagined.

We never miss an opportunity to tell Richard that we feel like we're in a five star hotel when we are in our bedroom and bathroom. We couldn't be happier. I think one of the best things I can say about Richard is that he really LISTENS to his clients and works with them to insure that the end result is something both client and architect can be proud of. Throughout the years, we have had the privilege to recommend Richard Blumenberg to many friends and colleagues. The only ones who have been disappointed are the ones who chose NOT to use Richard.

Bob & Holly Agulnek
Sherman Oaks, California



We live in a hillside home located in Rustic Canyon that was originally built in 1928. We loved the home for its location and its many charming features that simply are not available in today’s contemporary houses. However, the home was badly in need of a “make-over” to bring it up to date in terms of earthquake safety, efficient plumbing and electrical systems. Make-over is probably an understatement;  it needed to be stripped down to the frame and rebuilt.  Based on everything we read and heard from people who had experience in major remodels, choosing the right architect was viewed as the key to a successful outcome. In early 2007, we began searching for an architect. We were interested in a professional who understood our desire to maintain our home’s charm without imposing any preconceived notions about how the house should turn out. We interviewed five architects including Richard Blumenberg. At the end of the process our choice was clear; Richard’s extensive knowledge about local building requirements, his attention to detail and his willingness to listen to our needs and desires set him apart from all others. During the crucial design phase he met with us frequently and was always available to answer questions or discuss ideas. His friendly, easy going demeanor helped dispel anxieties that can become overwhelming during major construction projects. His design elements reflected good taste and practicality that greatly enhanced the curb appeal of the finished product. We particularly appreciated his patience while walking us through this process. As novices we needed his to help to convert our dream house into a visual reality. When final drawings were presented to us it was obvious that he put extraordinary effort into his work – no detail was left to imagination. As a result, the plan check and permit process occurred without unnecessary delays. During construction Richard was our partner every step of the way. He helped us select a competent contractor and even reviewed the contract to ensure it met his and our expectations. 

His detailed construction documents helped guide the project from start to finish with a minimum of conflict or cost overruns. During the twelve months of construction Richard spent hours on the job site supervising construction and explaining the process to us. His tenacity in representing our interests during construction was value added. Undoubtedly, had he not been so personally involved the house would not have turned out as it did. Whether you are considering a major remodel or a simple room addition Richard Blumenberg is the right choice. We give this endorsement not only from personal experience, but also from other clients of Richard’s we interviewed before making our final decision. He is competent, creative and honest. We were so satisfied with our relationship with Richard that we would not hesitate to use him again if the need arises.

Mark & Jorja Leap
Los Angeles, California

 

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