Press Release

January 14, 2009


Contact: Cynthia Childs, 949-718-3528,

Local Architect Cynthia Childs Featured in Traditional Home Magazine
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – The work of local Newport Beach Architect, Cynthia Childs,

received national attention recently with a featured article and photo layout in the December

2008 issue of Traditional Home magazine. Childs conceived the magnificent 4000 sq. ft. home

for Bayshore residents Tricia and Tony Sanchez with walls of windows and a fabulous interior

courtyard that helps to bring the southern California weather and lifestyle indoors.

Childs brought not only technical expertise (she’s a licensed architect and civil engineer) but

exceptional creativity to the project designing a beautiful, well functional home for the family

with room for the couples’ extensive art collection as well as specific storage needs for busy

children. Childs also brought valuable mom know-how to the project as well (she’s raised

two children while balancing a career). To quote Tricia Sanchez from the Traditional Home

article: “Cynthia asked all the right questions…She totally gets it. She understands that a home

has to be beautiful, but also functional.”

To please the couples’ desire for a home that was happy, light-filled, and induced thoughts of far

away places, Childs designed a Key West and Caribbean-inspired two-level structure. The house

has a spacious feeling that is further enhanced by two 12 ft. walls of bi-folding glass doors – one

in the kitchen and another in the living room – that open to the interior courtyard complete with


“The walls just disappear so that the outdoor space becomes part of the house,” said Childs.

Among the unique features of the house is a tequila room tucked under the stairs housing the

owners’ extensive collection. The innovative space, lined with small slate tiles, capture the

feeling of an old cellar.
Childs has a following in Newport Beach and has designed many homes in the Bayshores and

Beacon Bay neighborhoods. She also has worked on projects in San Clemente, Irvine Cove, Big

Canyon, Corona Del Mar, Dover Shores, Harbor View, Cameo Shores and Newport Heights.

Childs specializes in residential architecture. “I enjoy the attention to detail and love to design

spaces that fit the clients’ lifestyle. I like taking historical proportions of an architectural style the

client is interested in and then personalizing it and updating it for today.”
Childs began her career in 1981, established her own firm in 2000 and has designed over 100

different projects varying from new construction to major remodels. To reach Cynthia Childs,

Architect, call 949-718-3528 or email her at


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