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Established in 2003, Gabor + Allen, inc. is a design-build and landscape practice founded by Stephen Gabor and Patrick Allen. They are a one-stop-shop, providing their clients with dedicated service from conceptual design through project construction and completion.

Gabor + Allen deliver expertise that spans both architecture and landscape architecture, as well as residential and commercial design. Inspired by their surroundings in Venice Beach, California, these architects create homes and offices that seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor environments. Stephen and Patrick emphasize sustainability in their designs and material selections, as they regularly apply green technologies to their environmentally conscious building practice.

They approach each project with a holistic point of view; Gabor + Allen harmoniously blend modernist design with everyday functionality. The homes and offices they design are dynamic and responsive to clients’ needs. Gabor + Allen create spaces that are DESIGNED to inspire and BUILT to be used.



Stephen is a landscape architect and general contractor with over two decades of experience in the industry. As a Los Angeles native, he has an innate talent for designing quintessential California indoor-outdoor living spaces. Stephen delights in Gabor + Allen’s multi-faceted skillset and diverse array of projects. When he is not designing new homes or intimate drought tolerant landscapes for his clients, Stephen is soaking up the Venice sunshine with his family or biking in the Santa Monica mountains.

Stephen holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, a Landscape Architecture Certificate from UCLA, and a BA in Art History and French Literature from Vassar College.

CA Landscape Architect #6145
CA General Contractor # 886862
CA Landscape Contractor #886862



Patrick is an architect, general contractor, and certified interior designer who prides himself on his holistic design perspective. This multi-dimensional approach enables him to create extraordinary residential and commercial environments that make his clients proud. When Patrick isn’t pouring himself into his designs, you can find him pouring motor oil into the engine of his favorite vintage ride. He and his wife homeschool their two beautiful daughters; Patrick is also an Adjunct Faculty member at UCLA Extension – we’re not really sure when he ever finds time to sleep.

Patrick holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc and a BS in Architecture from Arizona State University.

Licensed Architect VA #0401016635 CO #ARC.00403182 DC #ARC102385 NCARB #74479
Interior Designer CCIDC #6602
CA General Contractor #886862
CA Landscape Contractor #886862


Chelsea has been an integral member of the Gabor + Allen team for eight years. She continues to love the collaborative design process that is a trademark of Gabor + Allen, and is truly honored to create spaces that enhance her clients’ quality of life. When she isn’t attempting death-defying feats like getting design permits approved, Chelsea loves sampling unique flavors of ice cream (read: pistachio and green tea).

Chelsea holds a BS in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California.



Sylvia’s love of design is only outmatched by her desire to grow from each new project experience. Whether she’s making design miracles happen in the conceptual stage, or getting her boots dirty managing construction progress, Sylvia’s primary goal is ensuring that her clients’ needs are met. When she’s not hard at work on a design project, Sylvia is cooking up a mean pierogi or planning her next adventure to Vietnam.

Sylvia holds a BS in Interior Design from the Art Institute of California


Andrea Giordano