• “I have worked with Architect Mark Lyon and his team on a number of residential projects and I highly recommend them. In addition to having an excellent design aesthetic Mark and his team are professional, experienced, organized, responsive, and pleasant to work with. They are a top notch firm and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

    Mr. Bothwell
  • “I retained Mark Lyon to redesign as well as add a second story to my 1925 Spanish Eclectic home. When I first met Mark I told him I wanted to retain the historic charm of my home both inside and out yet have the house equipped with modern, updated features and conveniences. Once the construction is completed, my expectation is that my home will be an exceptional example of how to integrate modern features into a historic home, and how to properly integrate indoor/outdoor living spaces. Mark is a highly skilled architect and one of his greatest assets is his willingness to listen and his patience to work closely with his clients. His final design not only incorporated my ideas, but greatly improved upon them. I could not be more pleased with Mark’s work product.

    Beyond being a phenomenal architect, Mark and his staff are very helpful and friendly and always made me feel that my project was their highest priority. Additionally, Mark is well-versed in local building requirements and procedures.

    I would highly recommend Mark and his exceptional staff!”

    Ms. Blondell
  • “We hired Mark to design a second home for us – He has done an amazing job! He is skilled at listening to our vision and preferences and translating that into what will work with the space we chose. Mark has an excellent foundation of knowledge and in a constant dialogue with us as to how the ideas on paper will work in our busy family life.

    Other thoughts – He produced a timeline early in the process and has updated it as we have moved along and new things come up, which is very helpful in planning the project. He is extremely adept at navigating the complex world of permits and regulations in the area.

    Mark and his staff are very organized and on top of things. And they are all very warm and pleasant and easy to work with! They are tech savvy and can work long distance if you are not local during the planning process.

    We have done several whole house renovations over the years – Mark is the best Architect we have engaged – we highly recommend him!”

    Mrs. Draud
  • “We added 1500 sq. feet without any additional internal walls. The reaction from folks varies from wow to holy cats!!!

    The light, the angles of the new design creates one gigantic dynamic sculpture. Of course that is only part of the accomplishment. The unseen variables are dealing with the myriad of technical requirements and the bloated permitting process and it’s mind-numbing complexities.

    Mark was able to take the technical and explain it in laymen’s terms…a true mark of understanding and to tame the bureaucracy.

    Our project, which was major remodel, took a little over 5.5 months. It was on time and on budget because we had a great plan. All due to an outstanding Architect.”

    Mr. Cooper
  • “I am a General Contractor in La Jolla, and have worked with Mark Lyon for at least twenty-five years. His expertise in architecture and design is unsurpassed. It has been a pleasure to work with him on each and every project that we have been involved with. He has met all deadlines and budgets throughout all of the years we’ve worked together. I highly recommend him.”

    Mr. Wright, General Contractor
  • “Mark has designed a new ocean front home for us in La Jolla. He has been a pleasure to work with; both knowledgeable and professional. We are very pleased with the design, and Mark has been very responsive to our goals for the home. He is very easy to work with.”

    Mr. Mehl