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Sum Of All Parts

is a residential architecture practice embedded in Stayner Architects focusing on new hillside residences. Houses on hillsides present a special challenge — the integration of sloped sites and the surrounding landscape with a new dwelling. Hillsides afford a dramatic stage for living — offering expansive views and immediacy to nature, while also being prone to natural forces of geological instability, extreme weather, and wildfire. We reconcile these dynamics through thoughtful architectural solutions.


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As a team of architects, not real estate or tech speculators, we bring clarity to complex and tough sites. We design new structures that enrich and elevate everyday lives. Our projects are specifically tailored to the American West, and are reflective of the contexts and histories that they inhabit.






What We Do


We specialize in residential work, both single and multifamily. We approach each project holistically, working with clients and collaborators to maximize the full potential of their site.



Our Approach


We take on a hands-on approach, leveraging half a century of experience (born out of Stayner Architects) and advanced construction technology. We listen and we work closely with our clients, endeavoring to see possibilities that are not yet visible. To this end, we take contradictory demands and desires and make them happen.



Who We Are


We are opportunity finders as much as we are problem solvers. Designing a hillside residence is a highly personal process. With a deep expertise in architecture and construction, our tested methodology eliminates the need for too many additional consultants and engineers, without compromises to quality, budget, or schedule. By asking the right questions, we discover the heart of each project.



Our Mission


Our purpose is to help clients live better and live lighter on the land. This philosophy is motivated by the need to deliver increased housing stock while also being responsive to the landscape and ecology of the American West. All in an effort to create enduring and recognizable value.



Our Clients


Architecture is a collective act. We partner with progressive clients who aspire to challenge what a hillside residence means; clients who value design and are committed to building for the long run.













Our Team



Christian Stayner

Managing Principal
christian@sumofall.parts

AIA, NCARB, LEED-AP

B.A. Harvard College,
M.Arch Harvard Graduate School of Design


Christian is licensed as an Architect in California, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, and New Mexico, with reciprocity across the US and Canada. Previously he practiced with OMA in the Netherlands, and Thomas Phifer Partners in NYC. Christian is also a licensed General Contractor, which sets him apart in understanding both the technical challenges and the true costs of residential construction in the hillsides of Los Angeles.

Larkin McCann

Residential Studio Lead
larkin@sumofall.parts

B.A. Harvard College,
M.Arch Yale School of Architecture

Larkin leads Sum Of All Parts, the residential studio of Stayner Architects. In addition to design work, he is actively engaged in project management, business development, and marketing. Previously he practiced with Gehry Partners in LA, Robert A.M. Stern Architects in NYC, BAR Architects in LA, Ryan Salvatore Design in NYC, and Kilman Designs in Tulsa. Larkin is passionate about the challenges and opportunities of designing homes on hillside sites, and finding innovative new solutions for these complex projects.

Karim
Abdel-Wadood


Steve
Martinez

Talia
Moretti



Alina
Provost


Angela
Lufkin


Grace
Kyallo




Selected Projects


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Youn Family Residence
Aldama Residence
Jacobs Residence
Hawaii Residence
Brian P.Y. Liu Residence
Mammoth Residence
Don Ellis Residence
Valley Vista Residence
Kenilworth Residence
Dixie Canyon Avenue Residence
Wharff Residence
Joel Boxer Residence
Lakeshore Residence
Longridge Avenue Residence
Kenton Wood Residence
Kenton Wood Residence
Kenton Wood Residence
Miles Bates Studio Restoration
Feder Residence
DiFrancesca Residences
Inwood Residence

Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, CA
Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA
Crestwood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Hanalei Valley, HI
Sherman Oaks, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Idyllwild, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA
Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA
Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
Studio City, CA
Palm Desert, CA
Mount Baldy, CA
Claremont, CA
Palm Desert, CA
Van Nuys, CA
Westlake Village, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA




Contact


New Projects ︎︎︎hello@sumofall.parts
Press ︎︎︎ press@sumofall.parts

1461 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026

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Also visit us at staynerarchitects.com