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Abeer Sweis will be a speaker at Meet the Architects Night for Dwell on Design 2015!

As a kick-off to Dwell’s West Side Home Tour, Synthesis founder & CEO and Masters program instructor, Abeer Sweis, will be among the speakers at the Meet the Architects Night. Abeer will be discussing the challenges, inspirations, and successes in designing and building their featured project: Monhoff Renovation.

This project was also featured in Dwell’s 6 Sensitive Renovations of Iconic California Architects — a “who’s who” list of California homes originally designed by Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Frederick Monhoff, A. Quincy Jones, Joseph Eichler, and John Lautner — all carefully restored to their midcentury glory.

In February 2015, Synthesis and the Vukadinovich family received the Santa Monica Conservancy Preservation Award for Renovation!

Don’t miss the Meet the Architects Night to hear more about this incredible project!



Event Name: Meet the Architects Night
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

During the event, attendees will enjoy cocktails and light bites while listening to riveting design dialogue.


Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the West Side Home Tour Headquarters starting at 9:30 a.m until 12:30 p.m. Ticket pick-up is ONLY available the morning of the tour.

Tickets will NOT be available at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Home tour tickets are $90-$100 (*Early Bird registration ends March 31); Meet the Architects Night tickets are $25 (Ticket Pricing). Tickets are on-sale now. 

Announcing The Homes of Dwell on Design Los Angeles 2015

Dwell on Design will be holding three separate days of Home Tours which will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st.

Each separate home tour will be focused on modern homes found in a specific area or region of Los Angeles. This year we will be covering the West Side, South Bay, and Midtown & East Side neighborhoods.



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Dawnsknoll – Saturday, May 23, 2015



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Koenig Renovation – Saturday, May 30, 2015



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Walker Residence – Sunday, May 31, 2015


Join fellow design lovers and listen to the architects speak about their challenges, inspirations, and successes in designing and building the homes featured on the tour. The Meet the Architects Night, sponsored by TOTO, will take place Thursday, May 21 and Thursday, May 28, (locations TBD) from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (presentations start promptly at 7pm).

Home tour tickets are $90-$100 (*Early Bird registration ends March 31); Meet the Architects Night tickets are $25 (Ticket Pricing).

Note: Home tour tickets can be purchased through Dwell on Design Registration.

Each year at Dwell Home Tours a team of dedicated volunteers helps us to produce our event. This year we are once again are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with a diverse range of tasks. CLICK HERE for more information.


Dwell on Design – 2 Days of LA Dwell Home Tours!

See an awe-inspiring group of Dwell selected modern homes that reflect the best in livable, innovative architecture and design. Be sure not to miss Meet the Architects Night on Friday June 13, when the architects of homes on the tour share their experiences.


West Side Home Tour – Saturday, June 14th

Join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles’ West Side. We love the bohemian haunts of Santa Monica and Venice.



East Side Home Tour – Saturday, June 21st

Join us on this self-drive tour through Los Angeles’ East Side, which substitutes hills for beaches and hipster enclaves for coastal fog. This isn’t a part of L.A. that many tourists get to see.


Dwell Home Tours are incredibly popular, have limited capacity and will sell out! Don’t wait to get your spot reserved today.  Click Here for more information.


Dwell: September Design Events

Dwell has an abundance of interesting exhibits and events listed on their website for September. However three in particular caught our eye at the Arc_ID offices.

The first is an opportunity for parents (or aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) with young children who you may want to introduce them to the world of design. TOMORROW, September 3rd, from 6:30-7:30 architect Mason Kirby is hosting a Google Sketch-Up Tutorial for children and parents in preparation for the Kids’ Digital Design Contest, open to children ages 0-15 until September 15th! To register visit for the webinar atGoToMeeting.com You can find detailed info at the Mason Kirby website.

The second is a discussion on modern kitchens presented by Design Within Reach with Leo Marmol of Marmol Radziner! The event takes place in Manhattan Beach on Thursday, September 10. RSVP by September 7 to: manhattanbeach@dwr.com. More info can be found here or on the DWR website.

The third isTufenkian ‘s annual rug sale from September 10-20. The sale focuses on discontinued rugs and reduced one-of-a-kind designs. More info here.

Enjoy your September folks!