MCTIGUE Architects Designs Permit-Ready Fire Rebuild House in Malibu

MCTIGUE Architecture on February 02, 2022

LOS ANGELES-MCTIGUE Architects, a Conscious Architecture, Design and Planning firm, has achieved permit-ready status for its design of a single-family home on a site in Malibu, California, previously ravaged in 2018 by the Woolsey Fire. The Woolsey Fire was a wildfire that burned in Los Angeles and Ventura counties of the U.S. state of California. The fire ignited on November 8, 2018, Drew Pedrick, Founding Principal of MCTIGUE, was invited to design the replacement home as part of the Malibu Rebuilds program created by the City to help citizens recover from “the most catastrophic event and community-wide trauma in (its) history,” according to the City.

Drew notes that the new home seeks to heal the scars of land and residents equally, and to rise from ashes in a natural, resilient, and affirming way. The original home had been completely swept away, leaving concrete foundations and little else but charred earth in place.

After an extensive process, including close work with homeowners, city and county staff, and a team of consultants, the design re-envisions the original home’s program of spaces and overall size in a new and contemporary way. The new home takes advantage of the superb views, light and air, landscape, and neighborhood in ways that connect to the land and create safer conditions.

MCTIGUE’s work is Conscious Architecture - Conceived with community, planned with purpose and framed in nature - benefitting life and respecting this planet - a natural way of thinking and designing with life-affirming results.

About MCTIGUE Architects - Planning+Design. MCTIGUE is an architecture, planning, design, and communication firm founded in a conscious approach to making place. 111 Marquez Pl #110, Los Angeles, CA 90272 - 310-562-8916,,

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