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Since 1994 James V. Coane + Associates, Architects in Pasadena CA, has specialized in:

  • Custom residences and residential estates
  • Historic renovations and expansions
  • Residential and apartment interiors
  • Multi-family residential
  • Corporate interiors
  • Retail
  • Small commercial building design

While primarily working in the Pasadena, San Marino, and West Los Angeles areas, their body of current and completed projects stretches to Santa Barbara, Montecito, Newport Beach, San Diego, Malibu, Aspen, Beijing, and Taiwan. Honored with an American Institute of Architects award, and “Best Architect in Pasadena” for the last several years by the Pasadena Weekly, their projects have been in the book European Neo-Classicism Style as well as magazines such as Architectural Digest, LA Architect, The Los Angeles Times, Kitchen Trends, THE Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and many more. Several projects have been used as locations for television and movie filming as well as fashion and advertising photography. Other projects have also been used as tour sites for philanthropic fund raising events. The firm is well versed in and appreciative of historical and modern architecture and design, and is known for its attention to intimate exterior and interior detail on every project.

Working in a relaxed and creative environment in Old Town Pasadena, James V. Coane + Associates team of architects, interior designers, engineers, technicians, researchers, and support staff actively collaborate with clients, approving agencies, and contractors to ensure not just a creative and inspirational architectural and interior design, but also, support well executed construction, with complete construction observation services throughout project completion to ensure the highest quality outcome.


What more can you say about an architect than when people stop on the street to tell you how much they love your house. Jim did two remodels for us and turned a very plain 1927 "cottage" into a unique and very welcoming home. His creativity with the stone work on the exterior was matched with the great ideas for the interior. All while retaining the original Country French style. He also made improvements to a backyard structure which I'm sure contributed to several garden tours and culminated in being asked to be included in the annual National Open Days Garden Tour. Jim is personable; always accessible and very easy to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough!

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James V. Coane

James Coane holds the title of Principal Architect of James V. Coane and Associates, an architecture firm located in Pasadena, CA.

James V. Coane and Associates is an architecture and interior design firm located in Pasadena, CA. Since 1994 they have specialized in custom residences and estates, historic renovations and expansions, interior design, corporate and retail interiors, and small commercial building design.

The firm is well versed in and appreciative of historical and modern architecture and design, and is known for its attention to intimate exterior and interior detail on every project.