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About CSA

Canyon Studio Architects is a Los Angeles area firm whose work strives to enhance and celebrate the quality of life. For us, architecture is a direct expression of its place, it’s people and its purpose. It is multi-disciplinary, collaborative and a hopeful legacy, a gift to our future.

Our work includes market rate and affordable mixed-use, senior and multi-family communities, commercial, institutional and custom residential projects.  We also provide master planning expertise for project feasibility, site planning and density studies. 

Similar methodology is applied to each project, regardless of building typology and scale. We seek to define the problem in terms of scope, budget, client need, time constraints, cultural and environmental context, engineering efficiency, agency compliance and constructability. We analyze the problem from the outside - in, from the big, urban picture down to the plan, section, detail and structure synthesizing research points from all pertinent disciplines into a meaningful, imaginative, built environment.

Recent projects include single family new construction and remodeling, landscape design, and interior design, as well as sustainable affordable senior housing communities, market rate housing communities, and mixed-use projects. Other project experience includes master planning, secondary and higher education, residential new construction and remodeling, and commercial tenant improvement.

We provide an experienced and personal approach to all projects combined with reliability and professionalism.

County of Los Angeles Community Business Enterprise Vendor WBE Verification, City of Los Angeles Vendor OBE Certification

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

— Jane Goodall


Ann Cash

Principal Architect

Tel: 626.841.3426

Ann Schaefle-Cash

Architect & Principal,

LEED AP for BD &C 

Real Estate Broker  (ID No. 01014420)

Ms. Schaefle-Cash is the founding principal of Canyon Studio Architects. Born in in Los Angeles and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes and La Canada Flintridge, CA, she received her Masters of Architecture from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA and has undergraduate degrees in Fine Art and Theater. She has worked for several prominent Los Angeles based architectural firms and began her own studio in 2008. In addition to architecture, her background includes a wide range of professional skills such as real estate, sustainable design, marketing, product design, fine arts and education.


Masters of Architecture

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bachelors of Arts, Bachelor of Theater Arts

California State University, Los Angeles

Licenses and Certification:

Architect, State of California

Real Estate Broker, State of California

LEED AP for Building Design and Construction



California Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors

Citrus Valley Association of Realtors

WBE Verification

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