Art is not separate from life and life is not separate from Architecture.

- GULLA JÓNSDÓTTIR

Gulla Jónsdóttir creates unexpected and poetic modern architecture and interior spaces.  Known for her sensual and dynamic forms that work in harmony with their surroundings, Gulla's environmental compassion brings unique spatial experiences that respond to nature and surrounding site, always echoing the integration of organic beauty and function.

Icelandic-born Gulla Jónsdóttir studied mathematics before moving to Los Angeles to study architecture at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). Before starting her own firm in 2009, she worked for Richard Meier, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dodd Mitchell Design.

Gulla is the principal of Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design, a Los Angeles-based design studio with a reputation for holistic work across the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, and brand management. She has designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects worldwide, as well as having her own furniture line.

Gulla has in her career of architecture and design received several awards including Interior Design’s Gold Key Award for Best Spa Design: Paz Spa at Cabo Azul Resort, “Best design of the Year” by Esquire magazine for her design for the Red O restaurant in Los Angeles, Boutique Design’s Best Hotel Design: Cabo Azul Resort, Best Lighting Design: Cabo Azul Resort, Los Angeles Architectural Award of excellence for Red O Restaurant, and Hospitality Design Magazine award for Roxbury and Cabo Azul.


CURRENT PROJECTS
 

LA PEER HOTEL a Kimpton Hotel
West Hollywood, CA

ROOSEVELT-MACAU HOTEL
Macau, China

MAYFAIR HOTEL
Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA

VIEVAGE an Auberge Du Soleil Resort
Los Cabos, Mexico

TWO BUNCH PALMS hotel & wellness center
Desert Hot Springs, CA

2 GROUND UP BUILDINGS entails multiple restaurants, beach club and a dinner theater
Beirut, Lebanon

GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATER renovation
Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

CLEO RESTAURANT at the SLS hotel
Bahamar, Bahamas

PENTHOUSE
432 Park Ave, New York, NY

COMPLETED PROJECTS

LE GRAND RESTAURANT Jean Francois Piege
Paris, France

HOTEL LA JOLLA a Kimpton hotel
La Jolla, California

HOTEL MONACO Stratus rooftop lounge
Philadelphia, PA

RED O RESTAURANT
Los Angeles, CA

PERGOLA RESTAURANT Marriott hotel
Nagoya, Japan

SPA & WOMEN'S GYM
Reykjavik, Iceland

DOUBLE SEVEN lounge
New York, NY

LILIUM lounge at the W hotel
Union Square, New York, NY

HOTEL THINGHOLT
Reykjavik, Iceland

SUSHI ROKU
Los Angeles, CA

HYDE LOUNGE
Hollywood, CA

HYDE LOUNGE
Miami, FL

HYDE LOUNGE Bellagio hotel
Las Vegas, NV

PALMILLA CUCINA Y TEQUILERIA
Hermosa beach, CA

LURE nightclub
Hollywood, CA

GIRASOL RESTAURANT
Studio City, CA

PAOLOBONGIA jewelry store
Beverly Hills, CA

THE WRITER'S ROOM lounge
Hollywood, CA

EDEN nightclub
Hollywood, CA

60 BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL renovation
Beverly Hills, CA

MY STUDIO nightclub/lounge
Hollywood, CA

CABO AZUL RESORT for DMD
Los Cabos, Mexico

ROOSEVELT HOTEL for DMD
Hollywood, CA

THOMPSON BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL for DMD
Beverly Hills, CA

THOMPSON LES HOTEL for DMD
New York, NY

EAST for DMD
Hollywood, CA

SUSHI ROKU for DMD
Las Vegas, NV

KATANA RESTAURANT for DMD
West Hollywood, CA

MY HOUSE nightclub, for DMD
Hollywood, CA

DOLCE restaurant, for DMD
Los Angeles, CA

HOTEL VALENCIA for DMD
San Antonio, TX

HOTEL VALENCIA for DMD
San Jose, CA

THE CRESCENT HOTEL for DMD
Beverly Hills, CA

FALCON for DMD
Hollywood, CA

OLIVER'S for DMD
Beverly Hills, CA

ZEN GRILL for DMD
Westwood, CA

THE LODGE for DMD
Los Angeles, CA

JAVIER'S RESTAURANT for DMD
Irvine, CA
Crystal Cove, CA
Los Cabos, Mexico

GETTY CENTER for Richard Meier and Partners
Los Angeles, CA

GAGOSIAN GALLERY for Richard Meier and Partners
Beverly Hills, CA

TOKYO DISNEY SEAS for Walt Disney Imagineering
Tokyo, Japan

EURO DISNEY for Walt Disney Imagineering
Paris, France