“Rice Garden, Inc partnered with Narita Architects with the sole purpose of elevating our brand attributes at the in store design level. As a QSR Asian concept, Risa’s insight from the textures that should be used to the environmental touchpoints placed in a way that communicates to the consumer far exceeded our expectations. She was able to grasp our vision and really bring them to life in a way that was not only meaningful but would have longevity. With a strong emphasis in Asian nuances, I highly recommend Risa and her team when it comes to meeting goals within a tight deadline, high value deliverables and transparent consultancy. It was a true pleasure partnering with Narita Architects on the first phase of our rebranding efforts.”
Rice Garden, Inc
“If you’re looking for an architect that is technically skilled and also has the ability to make a house a home, Risa Narita, is the architect you’re looking for.
My husband and I had the privilege of working with Risa to design our home. From our very first meeting with her until the day when we received “Final Inspection Approval” from the City of Redondo Beach, Risa was by our side guiding us, advising us, and sharing in our excitement in watching our dream home come true.
Risa took the time to get to know us and to understand what was important to us in regards to the design of our home, dealing with the City of Redondo Beach, regarding City Codes, permits, etc.
Risa was always available to us, either in person or just a phone conversation, and always made us feel that we were her only client.
Risa was also instrumental in helping us find a contractor. She recommended two highly skilled contractors to interview and provide us bids. We did choose one of the contractors Risa recommended, B. Martin Construction. We are happy to say that Risa guided us in the right direction with her recommendation. B. Martin Construction provided us with quality workmanship from every employee of B. Martin Construction to every sub-contractor that worked on the project. We couldn’t be happier.
With everything said and done, as a true testament to Risa’s ability, work ethics, and competency, if my husband and I were to go down the “remodel path” again, we’d definitely have Risa right beside us for that next adventure.
My husband and I can’t thank Risa enough for making our Forever Home, a reality.”
John and Patty
Redondo Beach, CA
“Risa did a great job on our remodel. She took a house that we had in escrow that had been untouched inside and out since 1982 and turned it into a beautiful modern showpiece. She was able to balance our budget, a ridiculously short timeline (we wanted to start the day we took possession), and a house that had a great view and solid original construction, but dripped 1982 from every pore.
She was able to incorporate her architectural view with what some architects would leave to a designer to create a completely different feel for the house. Our realtor was stunned when she saw the finished product.
Risa was able to bring truly unique elements (see attached picture – this was once a curved staircase with a heavy wood railing and a crystal chandelier) to the design where it would make a difference, and work with some of the existing items to help the budget.
She worked extremely hard and at all hours to meet our deadlines. I can’t say enough about her worth ethic and commitment to seeing the project through. She’s also able to work the PV Art Jury — no small accomplishment.”
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
“We worked with Narita Architects on a Master suite addition and kitchen and bathroom remodel of our house. Risa was meticulous and patient in helping us narrow down our wish list with our limited budget. She did a wonderful job of listening to our needs and wants and translating those into a practical, space-saving home. We appreciate her professionalism and commitment to the project; she worked on our home as if it was her own. We highly recommend Narita Architects!”
Venice and Gene
“We worked with Risa during our kitchen and master bath remodel and could not have been more pleased. Her expertise in space planning and design helped us to create a home that is both functionally streamlined as well as visually beautiful, and her sharp organizational skills, easy communication style, and network of remodeling professionals were key in getting our project completed well and on time.”
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
“We are almost finished with a major remodel of our home built in 1959. Friends of ours employed Narita Architects and we liked their design. From our first meeting with Risa, we knew we were in good hands. Every detail was included in our drawings. The process was broken up into small steps. She was there to smooth the way with the general contractor. Every time I would doubt my choices, she would show me that it would work. I wanted to keep some of the old house charm and she eased us into this century without destroying all the quaintness of the old home. I would recommend Narita Architects to anyone in a heartbeat.”
“Narita Architects is very professional and detailed. Risa is quick to respond to questions from the client or builder to alleviate delays on projects. She’s open to and attentive at jobsite meetings from start to finish of a job. We look forward to future projects with Risa and her team. We’ve recommended Narita Architects to other perspective clients.”
Gaelic Construction & Design
“I am a General Contractor that has worked on several projects with Narita Architects. I have found them to be a professional company that have detailed plans and are readily accessible if the need arises. They are a very hands on company that overseas their projects from start to finish.”
B. Martin Construction