About Us

 

Brit Billeaud is the founder of DwellArc and has always enjoyed direct and personal interaction with every client. Brit is the principal designer and maintains hands-on participation throughout the design process.  He studied architecture and product design at the University of Louisiana earning a five year Bachelor of Architecture degree and obtaining his license to practice architecture in California.  For the first 17 years of his career, he trained directly under the guidance of several internationally renowned architects while employed as a Project Designer at Ellerbe Becket Architects in Santa Monica, and Senior Project Designer at Ilan Dei Studio in Venice, and JMKA Architects in Los Angeles.  Over the past 30 years he has designed for a wide variety of clients including: J. Paul Getty Museum, Oliver Peoples Boutiques, Samsung, Toyota Corporation, Los Angeles Amateur Athletic Foundation, and Harvard Westlake School among others.

For DwellArc, founded in 2004, Brit has developed concepts for a diverse slate of residential and commercial architecture projects and has become best known for projects featuring indoor/outdoor living.

 

 

Awards & Recognition:

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Metropolis 1

 

 

 

AWARDS
StingRay Canopy™

1998 The Patagonia International Design Competition – Honorable Mention

 

 

EXHIBITION

MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER

1998 Q=E (Quality=Environmentalism): The Patagonia International Design Competition

 

PUBLICATIONS
1999 METROPOLIS, January

1999 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, February

1998 INTERIOR DESIGN, December

1998 DIALOGUE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN + CULTURE, December

1998 ICSID NEWS, December

1999 BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT, January

“The StingRay Canopy has more functions, not only to shade from the sun, but to create a more beautiful environment. I love that very much.”  – Kenji Ekuan of GK Design Group

 

 

 

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House Beautiful 1

 

 

 

 

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Oliver Peoples Eyeglass Boutique in Soho (In association with Ilan Dei Studio)

EXHIBITION

1999 PacificDesignCenter’s West Week

PUBLICATIONS

1999 INTERIOR DESIGN, April

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OutdoorRooms 1LA Magazine 1

 

Pacific Palisades Pool (In association with Ilan Dei Studio)

PUBLICATIONS
1998 THE LOS ANGELES TIMES MAGAZINE

1998 OUTDOOR ROOMS, by Julie Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chautauqua Landscape Design

EXHIBITION

2001 PalisadesGarden Tour

PUBLICATIONS

2001 PALISADIAN-POST, April