Design that makes a difference is more than a tagline—
it’s our mission.
As a 40+ professional, multi-talented and multi-tasking team, Withee Malcolm – A BSB Design Studio, offers clients commitment, creative energy and personal integrity to every project.
Operating from our Los Angeles South Bay office in tandem with BSB Design’s 10 other offices nationally, we approach planning, architecture and interior assignments in Southern and Northern California. For every effort we are dedicated to finding the best possible solution and delivering informed, responsive service. This approach has helped us build long-term client and partner relationships across urban infill housing, commercial, industrial and most recently food and hospitality-focused markets.
For us architecture is an optimistic practice. Our work focuses on the future of our neighborhoods, our cities, and our environment—where our design makes a difference.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect, California,
Bachelor of Architecture
SCI-ARC Southern California Institute of Architecture
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Associates of Science Degree, Architecture/Construction Technology
Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
Henry Ford Honors Society
Principal and Director of Architecture, Dirk Thelen supervises architectural design teams on a broad range of projects, including affordable, set-aside, and alternative-delivery housing. Through early training in construction technology and more than four decades of practical experience, he works fluently across client, collaborators, city planner and government agency lines.
Dirk has built a reputation as much for his congenial style as his inventive design solutions and their “buildability.” His projects express not only his thorough understanding of his clients’ requirements, but also his appreciation of contemporary architecture and the vernacular regional architecture of Southern and Northern California.