Keith Messick – Principal


Keith’s been designing and building for as long as he can remember.  He began with marshmallows, transitioned to Lego’s, crafted lighting fixtures and furniture along the way, and eventually, built houses. 

Keith’s father was an engineer and his step father was a general contractor specializing in residential projects.  Every house Keith has lived in has been demolished and rebuilt in some fashion (mostly while living through the construction). 

Graduating from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Master of Architecture degree, Keith earned the Koeper Award, the Excellence in Environmental Technology Award, and the American Institute of Architects' School Metal and Certificate of Merit while in attendance. 

Keith is a Certified Green Building Professional and a licensed architect in California. He also serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Architects Board

Keith also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Los Angeles (Magna cum laude / Phi Beta Kappa). 

Keith's background gives him a unique perspective. His education and experience enables him to synthesize solutions that are pragmatic, reflect the clients’ aesthetic, and still remain sensitive to financial constraints.