Creative
Minimalism

Our work ranges from small-scale renovations to new
construction, in residential, commercial and public settings. 

Minarc

Minarc is an award winning design studio recognised internationally for its unique approach, one which embraces contemporary design, and employs innovative materials and technologies, while adhering to sustainable practices and design standards.

Innovation
by design

Open and
integrated spaces

Products for
sustainable living

Inspiration from the unassuming

Principals Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Assoc. AIA and IIDA, and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, derive inspiration from the unassuming, almost austere beauty and otherworldly natural features of their native Iceland, the land of fire and ice. An appreciation for the absence of barriers and respect for open and integrated living spaces have become key elements of each project.

Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir 

Since 1999, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Assoc. AIA and IIDA has been co-principal of the Santa Monica, California-based design studio, Minarc. Throughout her career she has shown a continuous dedication to improving the environment and her community by bringing innovative ideas forward in clear connection to sustainability.

Prior to settling in Southern California, Erla grew up surrounded by the striking beauty and distinct realities of the Icelandic countryside. This upbringing fostered within her a deep-seated love and profound respect for nature coupled with a highly-focused and beautifully pragmatic approach to her life’s work: Always do better. With her most recent professional venture, she is doing just that on a grand scale.  

Tryggvi Thorsteinsson

Tryggvi, Assoc. AIA, derives inspiration from the unassuming, almost austere beauty and otherworldly natural features of their native Iceland, the land of fire and ice. An appreciation for the absence of barriers and respect for open and integrated living spaces have become key elements of each project.

Office

We would love to hear from you. If you have an idea or dream, talk to us about how to make it real. Feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment. Our offices are located in Santa Monica, CA.
Minarc
2324 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tel: +1 310 - 998 - 8899