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Olivos Design Studio is a full service design and project management company that embraces coastal Californian culture and clean contemporary aesthetics. 

We are attentive to our clients’ vision and assemble the best possible project team to ensure that their vision is expressed, and achieved from conception through execution.  

With over 17 years of experience in high-end residential developments primarily focussed in Southern California, we are proficient in the project approval process through a vast majority of the governing agencies and homeowners associations, including but not limited to:

  • City of Laguna Beach.

  • City of Newport Beach.

  • City of Irvine.

  • City of Dana Point.

  • City of San Clemente.

  • City of Huntington Beach

  • County of Orange.

  • City of Beverly Hills.

  • City of Los Angeles.

  • California Coastal Commission.



Scott Schaffer - founderprincipal

After studying architecture at UKZN in his native Durban, South Africa, Scott relocated to Southern California where he spent fifteen years working for two acclaimed architectural practices in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, working on some of the highest selling custom homes in Orange County, before founding Olivos Design Studio.

In his spare time Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Cynthia, drawing inspiration from traveling and the outdoors, especially trips to Italy, and being involved with his local church community.

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