Who We Are
We design distinctive, timeless and cool spaces for awesome people.
Our designs empower builders, developers and aspiring homeowners to create vibrant, innovate projects that enhance the joy & well-being of individual homes and communities.
We are AMK studio, an award-winning, women-owned, architectural and planning firm in Southern California, servicing clients in the Western U.S.
We are an award winning, woman-owned business specializing in new construction of residential and commercial projects, renovations and additions. Our team has over 80 years of collective experience in the building industry, offering decades of diverse design and planning services culled from serving multiple industries, national homebuilders and daring homeowners.
Additionally, our partnership with GMD Design Group provides us access to national experts in the areas of drafting, design and planning team, so no project is too small or too big.
As a builder and developer for over 49 years, it has been my distinct pleasure to work with Katie and Arlene and their team on a number of projects through the years. Those projects would include Single Family Detached, as well as Attached homes. They are very intuitive in their understanding of the marketplace, and working with them in a cooperative, non-ego driven atmosphere has resulted in some truly wonderful communities. Designing and then overseeing a home from design to model grand opening can be stressful for all involved; having architects and planners who are professional as well as non-egocentric is such a blessing. I have never been disappointed with their professionalism, timeliness, and work product on all the projects that I have been associated with them over the years. Their services would come with my highest, unqualified recommendation!
I found amk STUDIO through houzz and I was very impressed with the professionalism and quality of work. My husband and I were looking to remodel our house and enjoyed working with Arlene and Katie. They listened to our wants while still giving us their professional opinion the changes we were looking to make. They helped us from the beginning concept of our remodel to getting approval from the city. They both went above and beyond our expectations and we would recommend them to our family and friends!
We worked with AMK and Katie for over a year on our house project that included remodeling our kitchen, adding a "great room" (connected to the kitchen for a more "open" concept), adding a junior suite for our parents, a "California room" (outdoor patio w/hard roof), creating a laundry/storage room, and master bathroom remodel. Katie was very patient and helpful throughout the whole process, helping us choose from different layouts that maximized our space yet best fit our budget, providing all drawings and working with the city for all approvals, coordinating with structural engineering, suggesting finish materials for interior design, and working with the construction company to correctly execute the building plans. I could go on forever about how great it was to work with AMK and with Katie, who helped us create a beautiful home. Highly recommended if you have a need for design/architecture. Here are pics of the finished project, courtesy of the construction company, Majestik Construction. flic.kr/s/aHskD8PoHR
I have been following Arlene's career for 15 years and I am firmly convinced she will be an Architect of Significance in the future- if she isn't already.