1524 Cloverfield Blvd. Suite D.

Santa Monica, California , 90404


310.899.3920 |

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
Founding Principal and Design Director

  Ron Culver, AIA  Managing Director —

Ron Culver, AIA
Managing Director

  Matt Bean  —

Matt Bean

  Rudy Gonzalez  —

Rudy Gonzalez

  Anahit Asatryan  —

Anahit Asatryan

  Bahar Mansouri  —

Bahar Mansouri

  Jesus Chavez  —

Jesus Chavez

  Dana Feuer  —

Dana Feuer

  Dave Gianfagna  —

Dave Gianfagna