Closing Up the Exterior in Mar Vista



With its metal fascia and redwood cladding secure, the roof lines of our Mar Vista remodel are starting to show themselves!  Next up is a feature screen that will flank the entry and tie the architectural elements together.

  • Renderings for SugarFISH Hollywood Revealed!


    DEX is hard at work on its eighth SugarFISH restaurant.  This location will be in the heart of Hollywood at the corner of Sunset and Gower.  Sticking with the chainlet’s signature warm tones and casual feel, DEX is creating a custom trusswork solution to the give the space an intimate and cozy atmosphere.  Check back as progress continues!

  • KazuNori Concept from SugarFISH Opens in Downtown LA

















    If you love SugarFISH, your heart will flutter for KazuNori, the latest hand roll concept from the same team.  Located in Downtown Los Angeles, DEX designed the space to highlight the natural materials you might find in a fish market, while still focusing on the warm, modern atmosphere the SugarFISH team desires.  Enjoy these photos of the space highlighting special touches like end-grain flooring, custom stools, Fireclay tile, and a floating wing feature over the dining island.

  • DEX Keeps It Local























    Sometimes the stars align and we find ourselves working on a project in our own neighborhood!  To celebrate this rare occasion and the enthusiasm generated from not fighting traffic, Team DEX make this single family remodel one full of quirky spirit and custom details! Scroll through the photos below and enjoy the new Kitchen, Living Room, and convertible Office space we designed within the home’s existing walls.

  • Spreading Out in Upland











    DEX is heading east to Upland to explore the potential of a residential project nestled in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest.  Using the existing footprint of a 1950s split-level home, DEX is taking things up and out to better serve a growing young family.  The exterior material palette looks to the surrounding landscape for both desert and woodland influences, while the existing home lends itself to mid-century lines and detailing.

  • A New View in Mar Vista

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    Framing is underway for the 2nd story of our single family remodel in Mar Vista.  The new floor will open views that stretch from the Hollywood Sign all the way to Downtown.  Check back as the progress continues!

  • Playa Provisions Feels the Love!
    Image from Angeleno’s “Grand Playa”

    DEX-designed Playa Provisions is attracting attention all over Southern California!  Here’s a round-up of our favorite articles highlighting all that the space offers (and in case you need a refresher, that includes Dockside, a high-end dining space with a straightforward seafood menu, King Beach, a market counter for grabbing salads and sandwiches, Small Batch, an gourmet ice cream and dessert shop, and Grain, an small-scale whiskey bar.  Are you hungry yet?!)

    Angeleno Modern Luxury Magazine “Food & Drink: Grand Playa”{%22page%22:100,%22issue_id%22:219001}
    *Flip through the digital copy here or pick up a hard copy on newstands now.

    C California Style “Spotlight Playa Provisions”
    *Could Nick and Brooke look any cuter?!  Plus, check out all the great photos they captured of the

    LA Times “Outdoor Dinning Standouts for Those Pleasant Summer Nights”
    *You know the sunset looks better when you have a lobster looking back at you 😉 

    Haute Living’s “Playa Provisions: 4 Restaurants in One”
    *The article exclaims, “They’ve succeeded in bringing the cool back to Playa del Rey.”  We couldn’t agree more!

  • DEX Completes Lowrise in Palms


















    With our latest project on Palms Boulevard, we excitedly got to stretch our pencils in an new direction with our first lowrise residential complex.  Keep your eyes peeled as you drive around the neighborhood; the building with its electric blue panel work is sure to catch your eye!  If you don’t have a friend on the inside, please allow us to give you a preview on the DEX-designed building complex below.  And, if you like what you see, get ready for two more DEX lowrises coming soon in Venice and Hollywood!

  • Come See DEX at Dwell!

    Glen returns to the stage as a presenter this Friday afternoon at Dwell on Design!  Check out his bio here, and then come cheer him on as he discusses his nominated project, Badmaash, on the GE Monogram Innovation stage.  Here are all the important details for the event:

    Behind Great Restaurant Design: Meet the 2014 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards Finalists 
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    LA Convention Center
    GE Monogram Innovation Stage

    Here is a sneak peak of Glen’s Dwell presenter’s page!

  • DEX Is Nominated for AIA’s 2014 People’s Choice Award


    DEX is thrilled to announce that their design for Badmaash has been selected by AIA’s Restaurant Design Awards as one of the finalists the People’s Choice Award.  Every vote counts, so please click here and show Badmaash a little bit of DEX-love!

    Glen will be speaking his design at this year’s Dwell on Design Conference, located at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as part of the RDA Finalist Panel Discussion on Friday June 20th, at 3:30 pm.

    The winners in the Jury and People’s Choice Awards categories will be announced the day after on Saturday June 21, 3 pm at the RDA Awards Ceremony (also at Dwell on Design, LA Convention Center).

    We invite you all to come be part of this fun and exciting weekend and show your support for DEX and Badmaash!

    Check out the full gallery of Badmaash images here, and get Downtown to enjoy their Badass Chicken Tikka and #HotSpicyIndianSauge before we gobble it all up!

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