Laguna Beach Residence

Location: Laguna Beach
Year: 2021
Size: 2,250 SF
Photography: Clark Duggar Photography
Landscape: Bridget Skinner Landscape Inc.

The challenge of the project was to upgrade and modernize the existing house and site while maximizing the potential of the incredible views. While limited to the existing height and footprint of the house, the design completely reconfigures the interior of small, disjointed rooms into a single, open entertaining space with a wide, horizontal window wall and new exterior patio and trellis. 

The entire house is rethought into a continuous indoor/outdoor experience with sliding glass walls that allow for the seamless integration of interior functions with their exterior counterparts. New materials and furnishings are deployed in a calm, neutral palette with hints of blues and greens that subtly connect to the tones of the natural views while not competing with them or the carefully curated artwork.  


Kimberly M. Coca, AIA
promoted to Principal at HHA!

Heitler Houstoun Architects (HHA) is proud to announce the promotion of Kimberly M. Coca, AIA to Principal. In her decade of work with the firm, Kimberly has managed many successful residential, retail and commercial projects. She led the HHA team through the design and construction of 114 units of affordable housing in two projects in Brooklyn, NY. Recently, Kimberly has helped develop and roll-out several new medical, retail, and health and wellness concepts. We welcome Kimberly as a partner and look forward to her continuing influence and increased guidance of the firm in the future.

Heitler Houstoun Architects is proud to announce the promotion of Allison Adderley, AIA to Senior Associate.

Allison joined HHA in 2013, bringing with her years of experience in the fields of teaching, construction and design. Project highlights include developing and expanding retail concepts, high-end residences, healthcare, creative commercial office and showroom designs, as well as leading HHA’s efforts to reimagine a 100 acre, non-for-profit ski resort with about 65,000sf of new recreational and operations buildings. Allison is a trusted source of knowledge within the office who has brought her lifetime love of learning to her role in developing and leading HHA’s internal training programs. A tireless advocate for our clients and exemplary representative of HHA, please join us in congratulating Allison and looking forward to her bright future.