Our Studio

Parallax Architecture and Planning is a full-service architecture firm specializing in the planning and design of educational facilities. Our mission is to create exceptional, high-performance architecture for schools that is inspiring, long lasting and beautiful.

Parallax was founded in 1994 for the single purpose of providing architectural services for Southern California’s top private schools. Over the years we have grown to be a recognized leader in architecture for education and have developed substantial experience with the full spectrum of projects related to school development. This includes campus master planning and feasibility studies, as well as design services for new facilities such as classroom buildings, libraries, science labs, performing arts centers, athletic buildings and playing fields.

Like a musical instrument, a teaching facility can dramatically enhance or severely limit the performance of its users. At Parallax, our primary aim is to create schools that bring out the absolute best in those who use them. This is what we mean by “high-performance architecture.” From its overall expression, to its interior spaces, a Parallax project is conceived as a finely crafted instrument that renders a superior experience for both its users and its community.