Code Research & feasibility studies, Design & Construction Documentation, Construction Administration

Interior Design

Interior architecture, furnishing & finishes.


 Relationships specifically with the City of Los Angeles, Ventura County and the City of Malibu  that  facilitate the plan check process and expedite processing of building permits.

BIM & Rendering

The latest Archicad BIM software & 3D rendered images to aid in the  visualization of the project.

Opinion of Probable Costs

Utilizing up to date costing sources at the earliest stage to assist clients in understanding what their project will cost.


Extending the design concept through the built interior  to logo design


A Profile


MCFAYDEN Architects was formed by Carmel McFayden, a licensed Architect in California.  The firm specializes in residential architecture and interior design.  From complicated hillside projects to Malibu fire rebuilds, the process is always the same.  Due diligence at the outset makes for a great literal foundation. If provided a blank slate, stylistically MCFAYDEN Architects preference is towards a more warm & modern aesthetic.



When not practicing Architecture, Carmel McFayden pursues a myriad of complementary creative endeavors including photography, handbag design, sewing, graphic design, cooking....



As a transplant to the USA, Carmel looks back to Australia for a continual burst of inspiration.  The Aussie aesthetic is always one of innovation and the embracement of the landscape.  There are a lot of similarities to California.