Dedicated local experts passionate about Rebuilding Malibu.

Re-Bu, aka Rebuild Malibu, is an online platform that was born out of Douglas Burdge of Burdge & Associates Architects realizing the need for information about rebuilding their homes after the tragic Woolsey wildfire.

With 30 years of experience designing homes in Malibu, Doug decided to use his local connections to team up with builders, contractors, engineers, and many others to create a platform with free information about the rebuild process.


Re-Bu is a ‘one stop shop’ where people can learn about alternative construction methods, get the contact information for building and design professionals, and so much more!



Douglas W. Burdge

Douglas W. Burdge, AIA, is undoubtedly the signature architect of Malibu, as his firm has designed and built over 200 high-end estates in the Malibu region alone.

As comfortable designing a Mediterranean-style estate as a Modern home, Burdge has created breathtaking contemporary ocean-front retreats with floor-toceiling glass doors that open to reveal endless vistas of the sea and sky. Burdge is also well-known for designing in a Rustern style, a term he copyrighted, which means “a home, furniture or design style of rustic-modern influence.”

Douglas graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. The proud father of twin sons, Doug currently resides in Malibu with his wife Laura, where they also own a popular home decor store - Malibu Beach House, and are partners in a unique Bloody Mary mix called Malibu Mary.

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Harley is a Texas native who, upon completing her Bachelors of Marketing, moved to Malibu, California with her husband to pursue his career in law. Together they jumped into the Malibu community and fell in love.

Harley has worked as a consultant for several startups and small businesses directing digital marketing and social media strategy. She is passionate about marketing and design, which in turn, brought her to BUAIA.

Upon joining the Burdge and Associates Architects team in 2018, she started running several successful campaigns and is excited for what is to come in the firms’ future.


Harley Martin