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Joseph J. Railla

Born in New York, NY

Resides in Sebastopol, California since the year 2000.



University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Valley Community College, Van Nuys, California, U.C.L.A.Extension Course, Structural Engineering for Architects, Santa Rosa Jr. College, California.

Architectural History


Established Joseph J. Railla A.I.A. Architect firm in 1969. Attended the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. Mentors: Carl Maston FAIA, Rudolph DeChellis, FAIA, John K. Minanisan, S.E. Obtained General Contractor’s license in 1961 after apprenticing in furniture manufacturing and construction activities. 





Houses published in Arts & Architectural Magazine, Architectural Record (Record House Award) Magazine, House & Home Magazine, Bauen & Wohnen Magazine, Switzerland. Inclusion in Pierluigi Serraino & Julius Shulman’s “Modernism Rediscovered”.  

Scope of Work Provided


Architect  (C-5820): Design, Planning, Engineering, Landscape Design, Construction Administration, ADA Consultation, Municipality Representative.


Awards & Recognition


Member of the American Institute of Architects, past president of the San Fernando Valley Chapter, A.I.A. Recipient of ’20 Year Award” in recognition of Design Excellence 1997, “Award of Merit” for the Park Regency Office Building. 

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