Firm Profile

Grant + Grant provides full architecture and interior design services for both residential and commercial projects. Since 1994, we have steadily expanded our project types to include new and renovated single family residential architecture and interiors, corporate office interiors, and product design.

Over the years, we’ve also developed some additional ways to be of service. Color Consultation for architectural and product applications and Design Counseling, an abbreviated design consulting service, have been particularly helpful to our clients.

In all instances, we encourage a collaborative process and consider each project an opportunity to create unique environments that place equal emphasis on comfort, function and beauty.

James Grant, AIA

James Grant began his professional career in urban design, emphasizing community redevelopment and historic preservation. He then transitioned into the design of corporate architectural interiors and space planning. Starting his own practice in 1986, he expanded his range of project types to include custom residential architecture, which often included restoration and renovation of existing homes, as well as new custom houses. His early experience with urban environments and interior spaces led him to create a portfolio of distinctive projects that were functional, attractive and respectful of historic contexts, both inside and out. In 1994 he partnered with interior designer Robin de Gennaro Grant to create a comprehensive architecture and interior design practice.

James is a licensed architect in the State of California and a member of the American Institute of Architects. James holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Southern California and spent a year in Rome, Italy studying Art and Architectural History. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC).

Robin de Gennaro Grant, CID

Robin de Gennaro Grant has worked in a variety of architecture and design firms, including Gensler, where she spent six years concentrating on corporate office interiors. In 1994, she and partner James Grant started their namesake firm, and began focusing on residential interior design. Experience with both types of design environments has enabled Robin to explore other design avenues, including color consulting for architectural and product applications. With partner James Grant, Robin has created several collections of sophisticated wool carpets that express her rich sense of color and her interest in classic contemporary design.

A graduate of Stanford University, with a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Robin also studied Art and Architectural History at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She received her Professional Designation in Interior and Environmental Design from UCLA. Robin is NCIDQ accredited and is a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California (CID). Robin is a member of the Color Association of the United States, and a provisional member of The International Association of Color Consultants/North America (IACC/NA).