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Our office is open:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Alternating Fridays:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1437 4th Street, Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 458-2205
Fax: (310) 399-1541

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About Us

The City of Santa Monica's Architecture Services Division is responsible for the planning, design, construction and management of capital improvement projects related to city-owned and leased facilities, including: public buildings, community and recreation centers, parks, parking structures, transportation facilities, libraries and fire stations. Our goal is to incorporate the City's sustainable design directives while maintaining a high standard of economy, utility and aesthetics. 

We are committed to providing innovative design solutions in the development and construction of efficient, sustainable, safe and inspiring public facilities and open spaces. 

We want to be recognized as an international leader in delivering municipal green building design and construction.

Our stakeholders include City departments and the community.  Services are provided directly to City staff and ultimately benefit the community

Core Values
These are the values that form the framework of our organization to fulfill our mission and reflect 
how we conduct our business and interact with each other and stakeholders:

  • Stewardship - Fulfilling our obligation of designing and constructing sustainable public facilities and open spaces for future generations, meeting our commitments to stakeholders, acting with an owner mentality, developing our talent and helping to improve our community and the global environment.
  • Partnership - Creating partnerships and long-term relationships with our stakeholders by being responsive and relevant to their needs and by consistently delivering value projects.
  • Talent - Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for our organization, challenging our talent, demonstrating a “can-do” attitude and fostering a collaborative and mutually supportive environment.
  • Excellence - Striving for customer service excellence by delivering quality products and providing “top-notch” services to our stakeholders.
  • Integrity - Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions. 

Pursuing Green Office Certification

To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Architecture Services not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Architecture Services is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

Architecture Services’ Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.



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