Office

1524 Cloverfield Blvd. Suite D.

Santa Monica, California , 90404

Contact

310.899.3920 | info@folonisarchitects.com

Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The Practice

The philosophy at Michael W. Folonis Architects is to engage in a constant working awareness of Culture, Technology, History, Sustainability and Social Relevance. We employ these fundamental components in every stage of research, design and development.

Counter to the throwaway culture of today, MWFA establishes a permanent architectural character, grounding each structure to the land and responding to a project’s unique set of conditions. Design is not begun with preconceived assumptions. Rather, design solutions are discovered in response to a project’s unique constraints and issues. Scale, mass, function, sustainability, city and neighborhood fabric, planning and zoning codes, and the process of building are all factors that can inform organic, original solutions. MWFA uses these opportunities and limitations to create significant, signature buildings. 

Mr. Folonis guides all project phases from design through project realization, while remaining the primary contact for every client. The firm is distinguished in having received numerous regional and national design awards as well as the honor of being published nationally and internationally. 


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Michael W. Folonis, FAIA  Founding Principal and Design Director —  Michael W. Folonis, FAIA, is known for his thoughtful, dedicated approach to regional modernist design. His clients select him because they want a signature building design that is simultaneously efficient, elegant, sustainable and responsive to our Southern California landscape.   + Read Extended Bio

Michael W. Folonis, FAIA
Founding Principal and Design Director

Michael W. Folonis, FAIA, is known for his thoughtful, dedicated approach to regional modernist design. His clients select him because they want a signature building design that is simultaneously efficient, elegant, sustainable and responsive to our Southern California landscape.
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Ron Culver, AIA  Managing Director —  Passionate about design and fabrication, Ron founded design-build companies in both the US and Canada and has 30 years of experience in design and construction on single and multi-family residential, large-scale mixed-use projects, apartments, restaurants, commercial, religious and performance spaces.   + Read Extended Bio

Ron Culver, AIA
Managing Director

Passionate about design and fabrication, Ron founded design-build companies in both the US and Canada and has 30 years of experience in design and construction on single and multi-family residential, large-scale mixed-use projects, apartments, restaurants, commercial, religious and performance spaces.
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Rudy Gonzalez   Project Manager  —

Rudy Gonzalez

Project Manager

Matt Bean   Project Manager  —

Matt Bean

Project Manager

Dave Gianfagna   Designer III  —

Dave Gianfagna

Designer III

Bahar Mansouri   Designer I  —

Bahar Mansouri

Designer I

Anahit Asatryan   Architectural Associate III  —

Anahit Asatryan

Architectural Associate III

Jesus Chavez   Architectural Associate II  —

Jesus Chavez

Architectural Associate II

Dana Feuer   Architectural Associate I  —

Dana Feuer

Architectural Associate I

Gabriel Velasco   Architectural Associate I  —

Gabriel Velasco

Architectural Associate I

Brianna De Leon   Architectural Associate I  —

Brianna De Leon

Architectural Associate I

Nicholas A. Carpio   Architectural Associate I  —

Nicholas A. Carpio

Architectural Associate I

Beatriz Montalvo   Administrative Assistant  —

Beatriz Montalvo

Administrative Assistant