Owner—Cynthia Childs, Architect

Cynthia Childs began her career in 1981, established her own firm in 2000 and has designed over 100 different projects varying from new construction, major remodels and minor remodels.  

Professional Licenses

  • California Architects Board, Licensed Architect, License # C-22985
  • Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Licensed Civil Engineer,  License # 41916

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Remodeling and Home Design
Awards
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  • LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2014 GOLD LIST
  • Selected for the Newport Harbor High School Annual Home and Garden Tour, 2015, for a Custom Home designed in 2014 in a “Transitional Eastern Seaboard Chic Architectural Style” in the Newport Heights Community, Newport Beach.
  • Selected to be in an Architectural book by renowned Interior Designer, Barclay Butera, “Getaways and Retreats”, June 2013, for a Custom Home designed in the “Nantucket Architectural Style” in the Community of Bayshores, Newport Beach.
  • Selected for the Newport Harbor High School Annual Home and Garden Tour, 2013, for a Custom Home designed in 2012 in the “Nantucket Architectural Style” in the Community of Bayshores, Newport Beach.
  • Selected for the Corona Del Mar High School Annual Home Tour, 2011, for a home designed in 2011, in a unique combination style “Beach Cottage with a European Flair” in the Beacon Bay Community, Newport Beach.
  • Selected for the AIA, Annual Architecture and Art Home Tour, 2007, for a Custom Home remodeled in the “Traditional Pasadena Cottage Style” in the Community of Beacon Bay, Newport Beach.
  • Selected for the AIA Annual Architecture and Art Home Tour, 2004, for a Custom Home designed in the “French West Indies Style Architecture” on the Bay in the Community of Bayshores, Newport Beach.
Press
  • Architect of Record for a major remodel of the Historic “Western White House”, previously owned by President Richard Nixon, San Clemente, CA, published in San Clemente Newspaper.
  • Architect of Record for major remodel of the home of the S. Ambassador to Spain, George Argyros, Harbor Island, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Orange County Register, Home and Garden Section, April 25, 2015 showcased a Custom Home designed in 2014, “Transitional Eastern Seaboard Chic” in the Community of Newport Heights, Newport Beach.
  • Coastal Living magazine, May 2015, showcased an article “Nautical Charm” for a Custom Home designed in 2013, inspired by the iconic Brandt Point Lighthouse in Nantucket.
  • magazine, June 2013, Cover House, and 14 page article “Happy Together”,showcasing a Custom Home designed in 2011, “Beach Cottage with a European Flair” in the Community Beacon Bay, Newport Beach.
  • Cottages and Bungalows magazine, October/November 2013, Showcased “California Casual” a Custom Home Major Remodel designed in 2008, “Traditional Pasadena Cottage Style” in the Community of Beacon Bay, Newport Beach.
  • Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine, Summer 2013, showcased “California Connections” a Custom Home designed in 2012, “Vintage Beach Cottage Style” in the Community of Corona del Mar Village.
  • Romantic Homes magazine, March 2013, showcased a Custom Home “Keep it Simple” designed in 2011, “Traditional Style Architecture” in the Community of Dover Shores, Newport Beach.
  • Better Homes and Gardens Remodel magazine, May 2010, published “Pretty and Practical” a Custom Home Major Remodel designed in 2008, “Traditional Pasadena Cottage Style” in the Community of Beacon Bay, Newport Beach.
  • Better Homes and Gardens magazine, April 2009, published a Custom Home “Room for Everything” designed 2008, “Traditional Style”, located in the Community of Dover Shores, Newport Beach.
  • Traditional Home magazine, Holiday 2008, showcased “Making Magic” a Custom Home designed in 2006, “Key West Island Style Architecture” in the Community of Bayshores, Newport Beach.
  • Coast Magazine, June 2004, showcased the selection of the Newly Completed Custom Home, in the “French West Indies Style” in the Community of Bayshores, Newport Beach for the AIA Annual Architecture and Art Home Tour, 2004.
  • Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine, July/August 2003, published “Cottage Comeback” a Custom Home Major Remodel designed in the “Coastal Style” located in community of Beacon Bay, Newport Beach.
  • Coastal Living magazine, July/August 2002, published a Custom Home “Good Vibrations” designed in the “Eastern Seaboard Style Architecture”, in the community of Bayshores, Newport Beach.
  • Coast Magazine, 2001, published a kitchen designed in the “French Country Style” for Concept Studio Showroom Corona Del Mar, showcasing their specialty tiles.
Education University of Memphis, Herff College of Engineering     Memphis, TN: 1977-1981 Bachelor of Science, Architecture and Engineering, (Dual Major) Graduated Summa cum Laude Member of:  Deans List; 4.0 Club; Honors Council; Phi Kappa Phi honor society Awarded:  “Herff College of Engineering,” 4 year Academic Scholarship Professional Experience Cynthia Childs, Architect    Newport Beach, CA: Established: August 2000 – Present Architecture Firm, Owner, Architect, AIA member
  • Designed over 200 Custom Homes New Construction, Major Remodels and Remodels
  • Create & execute custom designs of high-end residential projects (3,500 – 15,000 sq. ft.) from conception through construction.
  • Design dream homes for discriminating clients and bring those dreams to fruition.
  • Design and produce all Schematic Design Concepts, Design Development Work, Construction Documents, Interior Schematics, Interior Construction Documents, Client Presentations, & Construction Observation
  • Lead team meetings with 3rd party consultants, contractors, structural engineers, civil engineers, landscape architects, T-24 Engineer, Coastal Commission and City Agencies.
Diane Johnson Design    Newport Beach, CA: January 1988- August 2000 Architecture and Interior Design Firm, Senior Architect
  • Created & executed Custom designs from conception through installation for high-end residential projects (3,500 – 15,000 sq. ft.)
  • Design and oversaw construction of custom interior elements, incorporating lighting, furniture, floor/wall finishes and mill work
  • Lead weekly team meetings with consultants, contractors, structural engineers, civil engineers, landscape architects, T-24 consultant, Coastal Commission and city agencies.
  • Conceptualized design and furniture plans for individual rooms
Coleman-Caskey Architects     Irvine, CA: February 1986- January 1988 Architecture and Interior Design Firm, Senior Structural Engineer
  • Senior Structural Consultant on Commercial Architectural design projects
  • Consulted with architects to design cost effective approaches to construction
  • Architectural apprentice for licensing requirements
Hugh Brooks Associates    Newport Beach, CA: June 1984 – February 1986 Structural Engineering Firm specializing in Commercial Tilt up Projects, Project Structural Engineer
  • Designed and drafted Commercial Tilt up Buildings in Orange County
International Consulting Engineers    Irvine, CA: December 1983 – June 1984 Civil and Structural Engineering Firm, Structural Engineer
  • Project Structural Engineer, Oversaw Various firm projects from start to completion
  • Designed, calculated and drafted structural elements for commercial and residential projects
Ebasco Engineering Services     Newport Beach, CA: June 1981 – December 1983 Engineering Firm specializing in Cogeneration Power Plants, Structural Engineer
  • Designed and calculated components of cogeneration power plants
  • Provided on site consulting at power plants in New Orleans, LA and Olympia, WA