Hall of Fame | Honoree | ARAM BASSENIAN, AIA


Bassenian Lagoni Architecture

Aram has devoted his entire career to design excellence, energizing the quest for new design solutions to satisfy an ever-changing new-home market domestically and around the globe. During nearly four decades in practice, Aram has demonstrated a keen eye for trends and for talent. He has built a planning, architectural and interior design firm that specializes in the creation of places where people live, work and play.

Aram believes and instills in everyone who works at Bassenian Lagoni that the firm’s responsibility is to combine a vision for place with a problem-solving planning and design approach. The company’s culture dictates that constraints are mere opportunities to be exploited for new and dynamic architecture. Aram firmly believes that our role is to assist the development team; thus, to us, excellence in service is a daily mantra.

A very unique team of talented design professionals constitutes the firm. Strong management of this talented stable of designers enabled Bassenian Lagoni to deliver on client expectations and earn our reputation as the go-to firm for innovative and marketable solutions to complex design challenges.

Innovation in design and discipline in construction costs are the Bassenian Lagoni trademarks. Helping clients develop design solutions that stimulate the imagination of buyers expands market appeal. Diversity in planning coupled with architectural expertise enables the firm and its clients to increase their competitiveness.

In a practice that spans more than 40 years, Aram has been recognized for excellence in numerous design competitions. However, what matters most to Aram is that the firm earns the repeat business of its builder and developer clients in every market and through economic ups and downs because together we create communities of enduring value.

This commitment to excellence in all aspects of business has earned Aram Bassenian recognition in the industry. Professional Builder Magazine’s Professional Achievement Award for Highly Marketable Housing Designs and the Max C. Tipton Award for Marketing Excellence attest to his position in the industry. He is an active supporter of HomeAid and Editorial Director of four best-selling books on residential architecture, Pure California; Tuscan, Andalusian Reflections; Homes and Courtyards and The Best of Bassenian Lagoni.