Magnin Architecture is a professional architectural design firm and creative studio practice led by licensed architect Gordon Magnin. The firm specializes in sustainable, green, contemporary and modern design for residential and commercial projects of all sizes and scales. Our specialty is modern architectural home design.


Magnin Architecture views our architectural practice as a collaborative endeavor between many stakeholders. We strive to work closely with owners, consultants/engineers,and contractors in all phases of home design, development, and construction to achieve functional, simple, and aesthetically pleasing modern design solutions in a collaborative environment which we think is important in the implementation of successful modern architectural design.  


Our process starts with identifying your project goals. When a program has been defined and building site selected, the property is then closely evaluated for optimal views, use, position, weather patterns orientation, passive solar/heating and cooling opportunities and other sustainable strategies before starting your home design. With all of the parameters in place we start the design process with a goal of reaching a creative, innovative and practical design solution and simple modern building plans that addresses all of your needs.


Magnin architecture uses the all of the newest and cutting edge architectural software available for design, visualization, and construction. We are a BIM (Building information modeling) based studio that will bring your ideas to life in 3d quickly and beautifully - our goal is to bring your vision to life long before starting construction.


Gordon Magnin is the Principal architect for Magnin Architecture. He is a registered licensed architect and professional engineer in California and Nevada, and he is a NCARB certificate holder and LEED green associate. Gordon holds a Master’s Degree in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_arc) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. Gordon worked for numerous award winning architectural design firms where he was instrumental in all aspects of practice, project design, construction administration, and consensus building which led to the completion of numerous successful and award-winning projects before starting his own firm.


Magnin Architecture would be happy to hear about your project today, please give us a call to discuss your home design goals and architectural engineering needs.