Dean Larkin, AIA, has been described as the quintessential LA Architect. A native of LA, Dean has designed projects that evoke the unique climate, natural beauty, attitude and lifestyle of Southern California. DLD's projects celebrate the careful balance between shadow and light, form and function, and monument and nature. "Great architecture," notes Dean, "does more than just work, it transcends itself, its occupants and its environment." DLD's projects have included luxury resorts to low-income housing for Habitat for Humanity, celebrity homes to houses of worship. DLD focuses on maximizing the intrinsic potential of the setting and meeting the client's lifestyle, business and/or institutional needs with outstanding customer service and innovative design solutions.