Breakform Design's team of architects, fabricators and builders resolves the needs of each clients' site and project brief.
Originally founded as a fabrication studio, Breakform Design is a full-service, integrated architecture, fabrication and construction company headquartered in El Segundo's Smoky Hollow neighborhood.
For over twenty years, Breakform Design has designed, fabricated, and constructed projects for developers, homeowners, architects, artists, general contractors, production designers, restauranteurs, celebrities, and more. Over this timeframe, our team has completed a variety of restoration and revision projects at the Sheats-Goldestein Residence.
Our 4,000-square-foot headquarters is one-half office space for architectural design and construction management services, and one-half studio space for fabrication. Working between these industries, our team brings extensive in-house knowledge and multiple points of view to benefit every project.
Our 25-person team focuses on a resolved-oriented way of practicing, where ideas turn into actions and actions turn into stronger ideas. Our name “breakform” is a play on the term “brake,” the process by which metal is bent and made stronger, both a nod to our roots and a desire to create formal solutions derived from the forces of each site.
Our design process emphasizes progressive design within diverse constraints prescribed by the project’s site, context, community, budget and schedule as well as the climate, lifestyle and culture.
FOUNDER / PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
PARTNER / DESIGN DIRECTOR
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT MANAGER / INTERIOR DESIGNER