Recognized nationally and internationally for the functional artistry of its exceptional designs, Brion Jeannette Architecture of Newport Beach, California, has created world-famous private homes and estates, such as the daringly contemporary Portabello (Corona del Mar) and the serenely organic Rock House (Laguna Beach). BJA excels in many architectural styles, from French Normandy to Cape Cod, to classic Italian Renaissance, to Zen-inspired Asian retreats. Every BJA-designed home is uniquely reflective of the client who commissioned it.
At BJA, fine art sensibilities rule: design concepts are hand- drawn, and computers used afterward only as drafting tools. For new homes, the environment is an intrinsic design partner as BJA analyzes sunlight, shade, cross-ventilation, and landscaping as passive-sustainable energy resources, a core philosophy since the firm was founded in 1974. With remodels,BJA is dauntless, reinventing ordinary homes in ways most people would think impossible.
It is the "go-to" firm for difficult sites and bureaucratic approval processing because of their incomparable expertise in location-specific design, construction technology, and environmental planning. The firm's homes, located throughout the U.S. and internationally but primarily in Orange County, California, are regularly sought for public tours and publication. Yet for all its recognition, BJA is most proud if their repeat clients, referrals and hearing people say they still love their homes 20 years later.