Raquel Allegra

Montalba Architects, Inc. is an award-winning practice, producing select architecture and urban design related projects in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.  By embracing a humanistic approach that considers not only a client’s needs and site considerations, but also the cultural and economic environment, solutions are realized that are contextual, yet conceptual and visionary in their intent, effect, and appeal.

Projects emphasize conceptual experience by creating environments that are both socially responsive and aesthetically progressive.  The forces of volumetric landscapes, material integrity, and the sculpting of natural light, as well as the purity of spatial volumes, create solutions to pragmatic requirements of the client, constructability, and context.

The depth of its work, innovative perspective, and collaboration highlight Montalba Architects’ emphasis on design-oriented architectural practice.  Montalba Architects has compiled an acclaimed and diverse collection of projects ranging in scale from commercial office interiors to residential homes, from retail stores to mixed-use buildings and master planning.

Press
RESTAURANT HOSPITALITY, June 28, 2019, "Jeremy Fox debuts personal concept in California"
ADPro, June 25, 2019, "Montalba Architects Unveils Buzzy Restaurant, Local Firm Wins Aussie Award, and More News This Week"
CITIZENS OF HUMANITY, June 2019, "Style Guide - David Montalba"
HOSPITALITY DESIGN, June 21, 2019, "Nobu Palo Alto Completes First Phase of Redesign"
EATER LA, June 2019, "Midwestern Cuisine Shines at Jeremy Fox's New Santa Monica Restaurant"
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, June 2019, "Robert DeNiro Gives AD a First Look at the Latest Nobu Hotels Properties "
DWELL, May 2019, "This Mobile Studio in the Swiss Alps Is an Artist's Dream Come True"
METALOCUS, May 17, 2019, "'Small Projects With Great Ideas 'by Montalba Architects"
INTERIORES MINIMALISTAS, May 2019, " Pequenas Arquitecturas, Grandes Ideas / Montalba Architects"
ELLE DECOR, May 2019, Builder Toolbox "Royal Flush"
Bella NYC, April 2019, "Traveling For These Appetizers is Worth the Trip"
GOOP, 2019, Malibu Restaurants, Little Beach House Malibu
METROPOLIS, April 2019, "The New Old Los Angeles"
MANSION GLOBAL, March 2019, “Timeless Glass Houses: The Architectural Style Endures"
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, February 2019, "Hot New Design Hotels in U.S. College Towns"
ANGELENO, January 2019, "Best Contemporary Architecture Firm"
RETHINKING THE FUTURE, January 2019, "Equinox HB by Montalba Architects”
LE TEMPS, January 2019, "David Montalba, l’architecte suisso-californien qui sculpte la lumière"
LUXE.Daily, January 2019, "In Malibu, Japanese Elements Meet Beachfront Living"
ARCHITECT Magazine, January 2019, "AIA Announces the Winners of the 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture"
SURFACE, August 2018, "6 Retail Spaces That Evoke Personality and Place"
DEZEEN, August 2018, "Eight mid-century American motels reborn as boutique accommodation"
CONDE NAST TRAVELER, July/August 2018, "The Hot List 2018"
DOMINO, May 2018, "This Hotel Is Malibu's Best-Kept Secret"
VANITY FAIR LONDON, May 2018, "Hot Hotels: Nobu Ryokan, Malibu"
FAST COMPANY, March 2018, "What retail apocalypse? Activewear retailer Carbon38 gets into bricks and mortar"
REMODELISTA, Feb 2018, "Hollywood-Style Zen in Malibu: Nobu Ryokan Guesthouse on Carbon Beach"
SURFACE, Jan 2018, The List
DWELL, Jan 2018, "A Former Beach Motel in Malibu Is Reborn as the Japanese-Inspired Nobu Ryokan"
HOME JOURNAL, Nov 2017, "Nobu Ryokan Malibu Offers An Oasis of Calm on the Californian coastline"
ANGELENO, Oct 2017, "Swiss Army"
SWISSPEARL, Oct 2017, "BEX & ARTS"
EATER LA, Oct 2017, "Jeremy Fox's First Standalone Santa Monica Restaurant Will Be His Most Peresonal"
WALLPAPER, Oct 2017, "Best Urban Hotels 2017:the shortlist"
MONOGRAM, Oct 2017, Equinox Vancouver
HOSPITALITY DESIGN, Sep 2017, "Studio Dental"
ARCH DAILY, Sep 2017, "Nobu Ryokan Hotel"
LUXE, Aug 2017, " Check In - Nobu Ryokan"
FABLAB, June 2017, "Bex & Art"
WALLPAPER, April 2017, "Nobu Ryokan"
HIGH SNOBIETY, April 2017, "Nobu Is Opening A Luxury Hotel in Malibu, With a Little Help From Robert De Niro"
ROBB REPORT, April 2017, "Now You Can Stay the Night at Nobu"
MONTAGE MAGAZINE, March 2017, New In Town
DIVISARE, Mar 2017, Montalba Architects - The Row
WIRED, Feb 2017, "Classy-As-Hell Dentist Offices We Wouldn't Actually Dread Visiting"
MODERN LUXURY, 2017 Southern California Edition, "Best Architecture Firm"
CALIFORNIA HOMES, January 2017, "Straddling The Line"
IDEAT, Jan 23, 2017, "The Row, l’écrin californien de Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen"
DEZEEN, January 2017, "California modernism informs Olsen twins’ fashion store in Los Angeles"
FRAME, January 2017, "Montalba embodies informal beauty for Raquel Allegra’s first ever boutique"
LUXE, Nov/Dec 2016, "Above The Fold"
INTERIORS California, So Cal Edition, "Unobstructed Vision"
C MAG WEDDINGS, Fall 2016, "Something New"
SURFACE - Hotels Journal, August 2016, "David Montalba - Insider Picks"
PRET-A-PORTER, July 25, 2016, "38 New Ideas for What to do in Malibu this summer: A 48-Hour Staycation Itinerary"
HARPERS BAZAAR, July 22, 2016, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Unveil the First Elizabeth and James Store"
INSTYLE, July 22, 2016, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Toast Elizabeth and James's First-Ever Store in Los Angeles – Take an Exclusive Look Inside"
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, July 22, 2016, "Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Open the First Elizabeth and James Store in Los Angeles"
WALLPAPER Magazine, July 15, 2016, "Style Findings: Raquel Allegra"
MODERN LUXURY Hawaii, July 2016, "5 Visual Feasts"
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, July 1, 2016, "These Boutiques Add a Breath of Fresh Air with Splendid Outdoor Space"
WALLPAPER Magazine, June 21, 2016, "Little Beach House Malibu"
C MAGAZINE, Summer 2016, "New Wave"
WWD, May 2016, "Carolina Herrera Opens Rodeo Drive Boutique"
DIGS, May 2016, "Designs on Dining"
INTERIORS California, April 2016, "The Great Outdoors"
SNAP, Jan/Feb 2016, "Case Study: Healthcare"
INSIDE HOOK, Feb 17, 2016, "Welcome to Bathroom 2.0"
ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, February 2016, 10 Los Angeles Restaurants
WORLD INTERIORS NEWS, February 2016, Cassia
DHD Hotel Design Diffusion, Italy, January 2016, "Cafe LA"
DWELL, January 2016, "A California Ranch Renovation Opens to the Outdoors"
SANTA MONICA MIRROR, January 2016, "Santa Monica-Based Montalba Architects Receives Two Prestigious Awards"

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Category
  • Architects
Locations
Santa Monica
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
Employees
60
Website
www.montalbaarchitects.com
Founded
2004