Baja design guru Tony Pareja is back in the spotlight.
The former architect and founder of the company Parejo Design has become a popular guest speaker, appearing at events like the Outdoor Retailers Conference and the New York City Design Forum.
Parejas designs are often used as inspiration for the modern homes that people will inevitably live in when they move to the big cities.
He has also been featured on multiple television shows and even the New Yorker magazine.
Pares, who also worked at the Los Angeles office of Kinko’s, was also one of the first designers to bring to life the designs of an entire nation.
He died in 2018, at the age of 67.
His wife of 56 years, Lisa, is the co-founder of Parejos family business.
He founded Pareji Design in 1982 as a studio to create high-quality outdoor furniture, and he is now an award-winning designer and urban architect.
The Parejeas have won more than 150 awards and won numerous design awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Council of Architectural Arts, the Design Association of America, the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Design Association.
Tony Pares’ influence extends beyond architecture, as he is an architect, designer, and educator.
He is a longtime member of the National Board of Architects, and is a frequent contributor to the Architectural Digest.
The family has lived in Los Angeles for over a century, and has built a house on land once owned by the city.