Dean Larkin, AIA, has been described as the quintessential Los Angeles architect. An LA native Dean grew up appreciating Southern California’s unique climate and natural beauty. His projects celebrate the balance between shadow and light, form and function, monument and nature; Dean has designed projects that evoke the unique climate, attitude and lifestyle of Southern California.

Since graduating from the University of Southern California’s respected School of Architecture, Dean has been designing high-end residential and luxury destination projects. Leveraging his experience and countless referrals, he established his own firm, Dean Larkin Design, in 1999. Dean Larkin Design focuses on maximizing the intrinsic potential of the setting while meeting the client’s lifestyle, business or institutional needs. “Great architecture,” notes Dean, “does more than just work… It transcends itself, its occupants and its environment.”

Vivienna of Westwood, flagship showroom
Los Angeles, California

Iron Chef Morimoto’s concept restaurant
Napa, California

Iron Chef Morimoto’s concept restaurant
Los Angeles, California

Ulysses Voyage Restaurant
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Remodel for Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner Residence
Sherman Oaks, California

Remodel for Anthony Anderson Residence
Los Angeles, California

M, Doubletree’s flagship hotel
Monrovia, California

Global headquarters of Ncompass International
West Hollywood, California

Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and Restaurant
Los Angeles, California

New Residence of John Fogerty,
lead singer of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Habitat for humanity Community Housing
Compton, California

Landscape Design and New Residence for Bradley Bayou
Beverly Hills, California

Residence for Barry Reazar Richards
Los Angeles, California

Lion Gate Estate
Bel Air, California

Residence of Tom and Shelby Arnold

Residence for Bradley Bayou

The Los Angeles, Architectural Leaders of Today, Luxury Home Quarterly, Architizer, Home+Design, Luxe, Robb Report, California Homes, Worth and Architectural Digest Have all published designed projects by Dean Larkin.

Additionally, Dean has won several prestigious prizes, including three Gold Nugget Awards and the Los Angeles Business Journal Award. On top of that, he has also had his work featured in three books including Dream Homes and referenced internationally in Los Angeles Architecture and Design. Dean has served as an architectural judge for the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Restaurant Awards. Earning his degree in architecture from the University of Southern California, Dean is an active member of USCs Architectural Guild; aside from this he is a frequent speaker and writer on many architectural issues.