A Los Angeles design and build firm that offers experience and extensive knowledge of green architecture, healthy housing, and sustainable landscape design.


Founded in 1990, Busch Design Build is a renowned family-owned business that designs award-winning sustainable architectural structures and landscapes that blend function and form to create inspired spaces.

With an unwavering commitment to creating elegant, healthy, and environmentally friendly spaces, we have become the premier build and design firm in Los Angeles for those seeking green remodeling, construction that is healthy for those with chemical sensitivities and environmental allergies, pH building design, and eco-conscious construction services.

Busch Design Build's president and founder, Douglas Busch, has sought out some of the world’s best design talents, baubiologists, environmental doctors and toxicologists, and inventors to meet the needs of diverse and demanding clientele.

We firmly believe that design is a cyclical process that should incorporate elements of site, plan, form, volumes, and use into a stylistically coherent whole. We thoroughly analyze each site before beginning our work to assess the climate, light, flow, circulation, and other less tangible elements of a space. We then conceptualize the two-dimensional layout, taking into account the existing topography, surrounding area, views, wind patterns, and intrinsic energy of the area to create a design that is both inspiring and eco-conscious.

Whether you are dreaming of a warm, welcoming, and healthy updated space within your home, a new home, or a tranquil and environmentally friendly landscape, the Busch Design Build team can provide you with the services you need, as well as a seamless, supportive, personalized experience.

Services include:

  • strategic consulting
  • master planning and design conceptualization
  • pH building design and implementation
  • eco-friendly architectural design
  • chemical sensitivity construction
  • interior design
  • landscape design and development
  • lighting and furniture design
  • construction administration
  • green remodeling services


Founder Douglas Busch has devoted his life to aesthetics. His fine art photographic career spanned over 40 years. Making the transition to three-dimensional art piqued his enthusiasm, as he was thrilled to create a piece of art that could be lived in and experienced.

After a 40-year career as a professional photographer (with photographs in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian and other work acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA here in Los Angeles), Busch redirected his energy from creating two-dimensional art to designing three-dimensional artful structures.

He brings with him an aesthetic sense second to none. For more information on Busch, please visit douglasbusch.com, phliving.us, and ecoTECHdesignstudio.com.

Contact us today at 310-457-5477.


dougDouglas Busch

Doug is a designer, custom home builder, and licensed building contractor with a unique perspective on architecture and green design, inspired by his passion as a world-renowned photographer. Dating back to his environmental work with mentor Ansel Adams, Doug has maintained a strong voice in advocating for the environment.

Throughout the more than 50 custom homes he has designed and built in Southern California, Doug has combined his distinctive blend of contemporary aesthetics and a passion for nature to realize a holistic approach to the built environment.

Doug’s award-winning artwork is in the collections of museums around the world, including the Getty, the Smithsonian Institute, and LACMA. Doug is also an inventor, and holds patents on green building technologies, cameras, and lenses. Among his many other accomplishments, Doug is the founder of the No Strings Foundation, a charitable organization that provides grants to up-and-coming artists and green building designers.


loriLori Bruce Busch

Lori brings more than 18 years of interior design experience, with an emphasis on material development and handling in the fields of lighting design, furniture design, and finish specifications. She is the founding principal of Busch Design Build, and has designed more than 30 single-family and multi-family projects, many of which incorporated green building principles and healthy specification standards. Lori holds a degree in art history from the University of Southern California and worked as Robert Graham’s studio director for 13 years before joining Busch Design Build. She specializes in the purchasing of fine art for the home and office.




michael1Michael Francis, LEED AP

Michael Francis, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, is founding principal of Queue Design Agency. Trained as both an architect and an interior designer, Michael adds a unique and valuable perspective to the design process, bringing a holistic vision to every project – from structure and form to finish and furnishing. Michael is also founding principal of pH Living, an LA-based design-build firm focusing on modular and site-fabricated custom home designs that emphasize sustainable and healthy building practices. Prior to forming Queue Design Architects, Michael worked for the internationally recognized firms EEA-Erick van Egeraat in Europe and Core Group Architects in Washington, D.C. For additional information, visit Queue, LLC.



larryLawrence Gust

Larry adds a wealth of environmental knowledge to the Busch Design Build team. He is a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant, and president of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology, where he continues to teach.

Larry is the founder of Gust Environmental, a company specializing in the complete assessment of indoor environmental health factors from the perspective of the growing human sensitivity to environmental toxins. He has served clients in the US, Europe, and Oman since 1993, evaluating and recommending remedial measures in more than 1,000 residential and commercial buildings.

As a consultant, Larry also specializes in the environmental aspects of the construction and remodeling of homes and offices. He is a Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Advisor (CERSA) through the Safe Wireless Initiative of the Science and Public Policy Institute.

Larry has an extensive 25-year business background with careers at two Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he studied environmental technology at the International Institute for Building Biology and Ecology and received a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. For additional information, visit Gust Environmental.