Dedicated local experts passionate about Rebuilding Malibu.
Re-Bu, aka Rebuild Malibu, is a coalition that was born out of Burdge & Associates Architects realizing the need for qualified professionals in Malibu and the greater area after the Woolsey fire destroyed thousands of acres and homes.
Burdge & Associates Architects have teamed up with local builders, contractors, engineers, and many others to create a seamless process for those who fell victim to the fires.
Re-Bu is a ‘one stop shop’ where people can rebuild their homes and also find relevant information about anything from design elements, to drainage plans.
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.
Joseph earned his Bachelors Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California at San Diego while competing in collegiate level baseball as a catcher.
As a fourth generation member of the Los Angeles community Joseph naturally returned to his roots to pursue a career in design and development. Prior to becoming a member of the Burdge and Associates team, Joseph was as a City Planner for the City of Malibu.
In 2013 Joseph left the City of Malibu for the private sector and Burdge and Associates where his knowledge of local development codes and relationships within the community are an integral part of the design and development process needed to get projects from the drawing boards to the field.
In 1993 Robyn earned a degree in paralegal studies while living in San Diego, CA. Shortly after graduating, she and her children moved to Los Angeles. While raising her family, Robyn worked for Bally Total Fitness in the Human Resource Department. There she managed over 16,000 employees, but realized her passion in design and building.
After moving to Malibu in 1996 she worked for Mical Development Company where she worked along side the President and the CFO serving clients. Robyn’s ability to work closely with clients introduced her to new levels of her passion in the design and building process so she began to search for employment where she could live out that passion.
Robyn’s joined the team at Burdge and Associates in 2015 and is responsible for Project Management, document research, property identity, and profiles. She works directly wth the City of Malibu, County of Los Angeles and the Coastal Commission.
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.