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TWLA has provided guidance and assistance to property owners, developers and tenants since its inception in 1978.  We bring to the table the experience to identify and address the project's conflicts and issues early, thus facilitating a smoother navigation of the regulatory process.  Experienced research in the beginning of the process saves costs and delays later on. By meeting with political leaders, community groups, and other decision makers, the projects typically proceed with less controversy.  We have a long track record of favorably negotiating the approval processes, and together with our clients have achieved success on hundreds of projects throughout Southern California.
Amin Badie, AIA t w layman architect

Amin Badie, AIA


Amin Badie is the principal responsible for directing projects from construction documents production through governmental agency approvals and construction administration.  A licensed architect with more than 30 years of experience in commercial architecture field, he has over 100 built projects, including retail centers, commercial renovations, retrofits, and school facilities. Amin is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

818.995.8952 ext.22 |

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Soogun Park, RA


Soogun Park is the principal responsible for project design and development. With over 25 years experience designing commercial and retail buildings in both Asia and North America including the City Creek Center at Salt Lake City (Callison), Tom Bradley International Terminal Interior Renovation at LAX (Leo A Daly), and LAC+USC Hospital expansion (HOK).  Soogun is a registered architect in California and holds a Master's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.

818.995.8952 ext.23 |

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Tom Layman, AIA

Founding Principal

Tom Layman is TWLA's founding principal and has been at the forefront of guiding clients in successfully navigating the ever-changing land use regulations. For over 35 years, he has worked closely with LA City planning staff bringing the development communities’ perspective to ordinances regulating commercial properties as well as working with city departments streamlining delivery of services to the industry.  Tom is also the founding president of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and his Neo-Victorian Platt Building is part of the collection published in The Architecture of Los Angeles by Paul Gleye.

818.995.8952 ext.21 | 

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