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Fernando and Leslie shared very similar career paths which intersected at the office of renowned interior designer Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles, CA. Both began as architects who were interested in too many disciplines to stick to just one. They became co-directors of the studio and worked closely together on a wide variety of projects in various departments. In this hotbed of design they found much in common, not only in their approach to the work at hand, but also in their own individual evolving ideas on design, politics, and culture. They have been involved in hospitality design for many, many years.

They've both been called design machines, and neither is afraid to get their hands dirty, get down, and get stuff done.

Hence the name, Studio Sucio.


"I wonder if I can make soup out of this?” - Nina Hagen (Born in Xixax)



The Flat, Los Angeles, CA

Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo, CA

Contenta Inn, Carmel, CA

Carmel River Inn, Carmel, CA

Kingswood North Lobby, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Proper Hotel, San Francisco CA

Austin Proper Hotel, Austin TX

Santa Monica Proper Hotel, Santa Monica CA

Hollywood Proper Residences, CA

Downtown LA Proper Hotel, Los Angeles CA

KWI Flagship Store, West Hollywood CA 

The Chamberlain Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

Westfield Century City

Compartes Flagship,Los Angeles, CA

The Martin Penthouses, Las Vegas, NV

Barker Block Lofts, Los Angeles, CA

The Tar Pit Restaurant, Los Angeles CA

Hotel at Los Angeles Athletic Club, Los Angeles CA

Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Miramar Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA

Sally Herschberger Salon, Los Angeles CA

Delano Hotel, Miami FLA 

Hotel Maison 140, Beverly Hills, CA

Viceroy Anguilla Hotel, Anguilla Virgin Islands


Casey Sooch Penthouse, Austin, TX

Blodgett Residence, NY    

Tribeca Loft, Manhattan, NY

Austin Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Bel Air Residence, Beverly Hills, CA

Hollywood Hills Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Bohnett Residence, Beverly Hill, CA

Cliff May House 1, Los Angeles, CA

Cliff May House 2, Los Angeles, CA

Daly Ranch House, Calabasas, CA

Kaufman/Skloff Ranch House, Malibu, CA

Beach House, Seal Beach, CA

Viceroy Hotel, Santa Monica CA

Skybar at Mondrian Hotel, Los, CA

Downtown Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

Brea Lofts, City of Brea, CA

Avalon Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, C 

Mondrian Hotel, West Hollywood, CA

Double AA Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM

Alan Wong’s, Oahu, HW

Pinot Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, CA

Max Studios Stores

Nettwerk Records, Vancouver BC


Tel: 323-251-7316

3901 Eagle Rock Blvd. Unit 16, Los Angeles, CA 90065

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