Our Philosophy

reside architecture, inc. is committed to high quality, contemporary design as well as creating environmentally friendly, healthy, high performance, and energy efficient homes and  providing outstanding service to our clients. our projects include design services for kitchen and bathroom renovations, master suite additions, second story additions, major remodels, and new homes.

the goals of each of our projects are created to:

  • meet the unique needs of each individual client
  • keep the client involved and informed throughout the entire design process
  • address the context of the existing conditions and neighborhood
  • consider the site and solar orientation
  • engage the use of an open floor plan
  • incorporate natural light and natural ventilation
  • integrate energy efficiency
  • utilize sustainable materials

our services include our involvement from intial cocktail napkin sketch all the way through to the completion of construction. our clients are typically very busy  and often do not have the time to deal with contractors during the construction process. part of our services include interacting with the contractor on your behalf and handling all the communication with the contractor during the course of construction. we will also work with your contractor during construction to make sure the design is built per plans and the contractor is properly billing for their services.

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biography for david doucette, aia leed ap

david was born and raised in hinsdale, new hampshire. after graduating high school, david attended the boston architectural college (bac) and graduated with a professional bachelor degree in architecture. after working in boston for hohenschau associates for eight years, david moved to new york city where he worked for adams soffes wood. In 2000, he relocated to los angeles and began working with dennis gibbens architect, specializing in high end residential design. david formed his own company, david doucette design, in 2002 and continued to specialize in high end residential design. In 2007, david created reside architecture, inc. which specializes in modern design for the residential lifestyle. david lives in venice with his wife and two young boys. he enjoys hiking, backpacking, rockclimbing, scuba diving, sailing, and playing guitar with his two sons.


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  • licensed architect – state of california
  • leed accredited professional (leed ap) by usgbc
  • certified green builder as certified by build it green
  • member american institute of architects (aia)
  • member national council of architectural registration boards (ncarb)
  • member united states green building council (usgbc)
  • member build it green (california organization)
  • licensed architect – state of new york
  • licensed general contractor – state of california
  • licensed real estate broker – state of california
  • member national association of realtors