About RLB Architecture

Richard Blumenberg, AIA

RLB Architecture is a Boutique Architecture and Design Firm

Based in Pacific Palisades, California, and serving the Los Angeles Westside communities and beyond, RLB Architecture is an award-winning architecture and design firm specializing in new residential design and custom remodels and additions. Working in a range of traditional architectural styles quintessential to Southern California, our firm employs timeless design principles combined with excellent craftsmanship and personal service to give our clients the home of their dreams.

We’ll help you create a warm, inviting space full of natural light and enduring style that is both beautiful and functional. Additions and remodels can be seamlessly blended into homes where you seek to preserve the existing architectural style, or if you prefer, your existing home can be transformed into an entirely new architectural identity. Whether you’re looking to update your kitchen or build a house from the ground up, RLB Architecture has the expertise, craftsmanship, and experience to help you achieve it.

Where We Came From

RLB Architecture was founded in 1997 by Principal Architect and native Angeleno Richard Blumenberg, AIA, LEED AP. With over 30 years of experience in both the residential and commercial sectors, our firm has primarily focused on high-end residential projects, including new home builds, remodels, additions, condo remodels, and spec houses for developers. With a long list of satisfied clients past and present, our firm also consults for five local homeowner associations and is a trusted source for local realtors seeking advice about specific properties. Highly respected in our community and with over 200 residential projects in the books, we’ve been featured in House Beautiful, House & Garden, California Homes, and Luxe, among other publications.

Our Core Promise to You

Here at RLB Architecture, the client always comes first. We listen — truly listen — to your wants and needs, and then set out to create the home you’ve always dreamed of, on time and on budget. Whether you’re looking to build a large-scale house or interested in a one-room renovation, our firm is here to listen to your ideas, concerns, and goals and will strive not only to meet your expectations but exceed them. If home is where the heart is, then doesn’t it make sense to go with a firm that not only listens to you but can be trusted to create a home that will comfort and inspire you each and every day?

Our Philosophy

As a firm that values personal service and collaboration, we’ll work with you and your team to create the home you’ve always wanted. We’re not a firm that disappears after the design phase; we’re there to guide you from start to finish, utilizing our extensive knowledge of local codes and zoning and drawing from years of experience working with contractors and observing construction. Valuing teamwork over ego, we work with your contractor, interior designer, landscape architect, and other chosen consultants throughout your project’s design and construction phases to ensure you get the home of your dreams. From predesign to end of construction, RLB Architecture will not only be your architect, but your guide, your facilitator, and your partner.

Accreditations and Awards

2009 LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
President of the Pacific Palisades Civic League for over 10 years
2019 – 2020 Chairman, Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce
2016 – Present Board Member, Pacific Palisades Community Council
2018 – Present Land Use Committee Member, Pacific Palisades Community Council
2020 – Present Member, Pacific Palisades Community Plan Update Committee
2002 Home Book Design Excellence Award
2000 Calibre Team Award Honorable Mention

The Agulneks, RLB client
“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.” — Bob and Holly Agulnek

Mark and Jorja Leap
Richard Blumenberg 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 and Jorja Leap

The Healys, RLB clients
Richard impressed us with the artistic yet homey solutions he created for our 1,700 square foot add-on in a challenging space.” —Partick and DeAnn Healy


RLB Architecture is a high-end architecture and design firm that provides custom design, planning, drafting, and construction administration services for projects in the Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, Santa Monica, and other Westside communities. Richard L. Blumenberg is the proprietor.


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RLB Architecture
15200 Sunset Bl, #201
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-0244