Farnaz Reneker is a registered architect and Principal and Owner of Studio Argente in Hermosa Beach. She has worked on a diverse array of projects, with a focus on high-end interiors and has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, Interiors, and Interior Design.
Currently working on:
Two commercial office interior projects and one residential high end furniture/decorating project – all in Santa Monica.
Medium of choice:
Most of my time seems to be spent on interior architecture + design, so between meeting with clients and consultants, my time on the computer is spent on various software programs. But if I could be doing anything, it would be watercolor paintings.
When you’re seeking inspiration:
I travel, if time permits. If travelling is not an option at the time, I look through design and travel magazines and websites and look for images of places that inspire me or are somehow relevant to projects I am working on at the time.
Career turning point:
My turning point was after the birth of my first child, deciding to work for myself in a weak economy. I have had my challenges and rewards.
Favorite thing about LA:
All the different cities within the city.
Favorite women Architects or Designers:
Hariri & Hariri and of course, Zaha Hadid.
Favorite place to be alone:
Sitting inside the Pantheon in Rome.
Favorite place to be with others:
Everywhere! I especially enjoy the company of friends and family in a garden setting, food accompanying, of course.
The Cool Hunter
For an inside look at Studio Argente, please join us for a happy hour presentation of Farnaz’s work on Monday February 18 from 7-9pm.
Free for AWA+D members, $20 for non-members.
RSVP to our Programs Committee.