ReSquare Architecture and Construction, based on the west side of Los Angeles, is focused on providing custom architectural design, building and construction management solutions tailored to discerning homeowners looking to elevate their living environment and lifestyle.


"A sustainable future begins with today's wise building decisions."
Michael Poloukhine, NCARB, AIA, LEEDap

Be it raw materials, existing structures, the energy we use or the site on which we build, how we use our resources defines how we live. Reimagining how we live takes reimagining how we use our resources. ReSquare’s approach to any project unifies design and construction with this mission in mind.

Resources reimagined. Resquare your surroundings to reimagined living.

square [skwair]
1. to make straight, level, or even.
2. mathematics: a quantity that is the second power of another
3. to adjust harmoniously or satisfactorily.

a prefix, used with the meaning "again" to indicate repetition, correction or improvement.


"We did a full exterior remodel of our home, which included all the windows, sliders and siding. Michael took the eyesore of the neighborhood that had no aesthetic value and turned it into a craftsman beauty that we often find our neighbors just staring at in amazement."
W.L., Pacific Palisades, CA

"I was very happy with the work they did in designing plans for my home remodel. The work was done quickly and professionally."
Steve Cron, Pacific Palisades, CA

"Michael was a great resource to us as we determined the feasibility of an expansion. His vision, attention to detail and knowledge of local permits and zoning issues were invaluable and we appreciated his flexibility in timing given our hectic schedules. We would highly recommend him."
Carrie and JG, Venice, CA

"We would highly recommend Michael for any remodel, new construction or architecture need. He is a man of integrity and does a great job understanding the clients' needs. He is timely, authentic and reliable. We had a remodel project that was challenging in a sense, due to the age and construction of our home. He did a marvelous job working with us to deliver a great finished product."
Michael and Sharon, Santa Monica, CA

"ReSquare was referred to us by a friend and it was one of the best referrals we had ever received. Professional, communicative, and a high work ethic, Michael provided top notch service, starting our project and finishing it in a timely fashion; doing so with high quality work and ensuring we were satisfied with the completed work. He was diligent and always true to his word and I cannot say enough for how pleased we were with everything once the renovation was complete. I would recommend the owner Michael Poloukhine and ReSquare to anyone who is interested in having a contractor who is completely hassle-free and runs his operation with integrity and efficiency."
Alex Blake, West Los Angeles

"Utilizing Michael's dual skills, both as an Architect and general contractor, we completed a substantial interior remodel. Throughout the process he paid close attention to detail... Michael has both personal integrity and finely honed professional skills. I would not hesitate to recommend him and know he will meet or exceed any homeowner's expectations."
Lois, Pacific Palisades, CA

"We did a pretty big renovation on our home. The quality of the work was great and Michael was conscientious, trustworthy and responsible. He was also very considerate of our budget - if there was a threat of going over budget he would give us other options for doing the work less expensively. He was very communicative and followed up to make sure we were happy with his work. I have recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so."
Joel C., Pacific Palisades, CA

"Michael is a nice guy, and a straight-shooter. He always gave us options for bringing the price down, and I think he was fair in his pricing. He never put in unnecessary add-ons and he came in right on budget. I would absolutely work with him again."
Hayley Levy, Santa Monica, CA

"He knows what he is doing and he knows the code. He is a man of his word. He did not bid low and then do any tricky change orders like many contractors do. This guy is a class act. A very meticulous, gentlemanly, neat guy you can talk to."
M. Boyd, Pacific Palisades, CA

"Michael and I built about six Post Offices together for the United States Government...there were a couple he was asked to do design work on, and he won an award for historical accuracy. He is a great problem-solver, and never passes the blame onto others."
Mark Murphy, Upstate New York

"The quality of the work spoke for itself. He was on time, cleaned up... paid attention to details and listened to my requests. He made it easy for me to work with a contractor."
Naz B., Century City, CA

"Michael had worked on my father's vacation home, and based on that work we hired him to design our addition and pool. My dad had a steep and stony shore property that was fairly difficult to design around. Michael came up with a great design that stayed true to the feel of the traditional local architecture, using a lot of the native stonework, while still feeling contemporary and updated. Michael flew out from Los Angeles to review plans with us for our home, which is Victorian. We had some concerns about the original layout and he really wanted to make it work for us. The designs he rendered really melded with what we already had, while at the same time feeling very fresh. Michael is pleasant and mellow without being too laid back. After planning meetings he came back to us with thoughtful, innovative suggestions. He has an engineering company here serving as his eyes and ears on the ground and he has been very attentive to detail and very involved, keeping his finger on the pulse of the entire job. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone."
Dr. Elena MacKenzie, Connecticut


Licensed/Registered Architect:
New York

Licensed General Contractor:
California #957756

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Certificate holder

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

USGBC Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Accredited Professional

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
certified Lead Renovation Repair and Painting firm


Lots of contractors offer "design services", and some Architects help manage construction, but few are licensed to do both with the years of training and experience in the trade as we are.

ReSquare shepherds your project from conception to completion providing all the architectural and construction services you need. Our client consultation is made in the context of years of training and licensing in architectural design and building construction, and with a thorough understanding of the complexity inherent in the union of the disciplines as we build a sustainable future together.


Whether it's a quick sketch for a bathroom layout, a custom home design or a layout for your new office or retail store, we can provide the services you need to get it realized.

ReSquare provides a full range of Architectural services from planning, budgeting and schematic design to contract and construction documentation & administration for a variety of building and use types.

Licensed/Registered Architect: CA, CT, MA, NY


We get it built on time, on budget and the way you want it!

We provide licensed General Contracting & Construction services utilizing ReSquare or subcontracted forces to build your project, be it a simple interior remodel or a new home.

CA B Lic.#957756

Construction Management

It's not just knowing whom to hire for all the trades, but when they need to be there and what they have to do for others.

For projects involving a more varied or undefined scope, or for the homeowner familiar with the construction process but looking for help in managing all the trades, ReSquare will help manage all the pieces for you.

Planning, Budgeting & Estimating

Sometimes you don't even know what you need or can afford. We can help you with that!

As a means of determining if you even want to pursue a project, ReSquare can help work out the costs and issues involved as specifically as you need prior to even contracting for design or construction.

Sustainability & Energy Efficiency

Being truly "green" takes thought and planning.

Looking to save costs on your utilities? Concerned about indoor air quality? Wanting to build a home that treads lightly on our green earth today and into the future? We can help you sort out your best approach to a cleaner, healthier and more efficient place.

USGBC LEED accredited professional

turks & caicos, b.w.i.

Master Bedroom Wing
The design of this private home presented challenges which were used to advantage to provide the client with a simple yet elegant design.

Main House, balcony
A limited budget and local expertise necessitated a minimalistic design. The clients' love of local architecture called for sensitivity to indigenous styles.

Main House, east deck
Adhering to solar thermal design strategies as well as thoughtful use of strategically placed openings and breezeways allowed for no AC system.

Main House, kitchen window
The desire for views required careful shading. Limited utilities called for renewable sources including rain catchment and solar water heaters.

Guest Cottage
The resultant building complex is a thoughtfully integrated culmination of a unique set of design criteria meeting a variety of distinct challenges.

hudson valley, ny

Front facade
This A-frame home was expanded to provide for an artist's studio wing relating to and juxtaposing against the style of the home.

New front entry
Roof line styles on the front facade and entry were maintained to preserve a stylistically conservative appearance on the entrance side.

Side view
The expansion's main roof reveals itself to be deconstructed from the more contemporary volume of the studio space behind it.

Back view, studio space
Seen from the rear, the studio volume expresses itself as unique in form and material from the rest of the home.

Back yard view
The studio volume relates to the traditional A-frame while its material finishes define it as a unique space.

marshall st ADU

New second-story ADU addition to an existing garage.

The existing garage before renovation


A complete replacement of the exterior envelope with an added layer of rigid insulation for sound attenuation, and new facade design of existing window locations in a re-imagined look.

pacific palisades, ca

Master Bathroom
As part of a 6,000sf, whole-home renovation, this master bathroom was completely gutted, re-structured and re-laid out for better function.

Family Room
Complete re-design of this room included re-arranging the entry on the left to be off the light-filled main hall.

Guest Bath
Space carved out from a larger room provides for a new guest bathroom shared between two bedrooms.

Kids' Bath
This existing bathroom was opened up by incorporating space previously lost through inefficient layout.

The existing kitchen layout was retained but all existing cabinets were re-finished with faux painting.

The existing balcony was replaced along with the addition of new wrought iron trellis, cast stone columns and stone dining patio.

Interiors in collaboration with Laurence Roberts Interiors
Exterior in collaboration with Landworth DeBolske Architecture

oakwood adu

Alley Entrance
Designed, permitted and built by ReSquare, the project was one of first ADU approvals granted through the Venice Specific Plan and CA Coastal Commission

First Floor Plan
The tall roofline accomodates a loft while styling and details complement the existing home. Required parking is used as a private courtyard

First Floor Plan
An airy and spacious main living space opens onto a private court providing a greater space of indoor/outdoor living.

First Floor Plan
A small loft area is permitted as storage, but designed to upcoming code changes that will allow permitting as a sleeping loft.

First Floor Plan
The rear bath is within the saved original garage volume.

venice, ca

Front street view, Main House
A stark facade is carved away to suggest at the vibrancy within

Front bird's eye of main house
A contemporary re-interpretation and critique of the 1920s modernist "box for living"

Rear bird's eye of main house
The main house opens itself to outdoor living where the outer black box is carved away.

Back yard view of main house
The black boxes are carved away to reveal warm and vibrant life inside

Yard side of garage and ADU
The garage under the ADU with rec-room inside opens to the interal yard 'court'

ADU bird's eye at yard
ADU entrance is from the side yard and at the central yard with a privacy wall

ADU alley side
ADU opens up toward the alley side for views of the Santa Monica mountains.

bondurant, wy

Bird's eye view looking north
The main house offers a transition from the grounded density of the large stand of Fir trees at the entry to a perch towering above the lower open slope.

West view on walk
Locally-sourced traditional materials like flagstone, structural timber and wood siding are used on an otherwise dramatically contemporary spatial composition.

Bird's eye view looking south
The compound can be developed in stages starting with the main 3 bed/2 bath ‘point’ house with 2kW grid-tied PV and rainwater harvesting with 17Kgal. capacity.

Site plan
As a concept plan for a five acre lakefront vacation compound in rural Wyoming, the design builds on two axial orientations which organize the site and establish a framework of living dualities.

tijuana, mx

House in a Day - Project Mercy
ReSquare is commited to providing for those in need. Working through a volunteer a team we assist Project Mercy in building homes for needy families in Tijuana, Mexico.

One hour
Watch a timelapse video of one hour of a day to build a house.

mar vista, ca

Front façade
The front facade expresses the basic massing of two soft-toned stucco bedroom masses bound by smooth black stucco common spaces.

Front entrance
Front entrace with warm Cumaru siding and decking. Grass roof peeks out from above.

Rear façade
The rear facade opens up to the first floor great room to the back yard deck.

Rear façade
Exterior massing and detailing evoke an eastern Mediterranean feeling in a contemporary styling.

Entry, great room
The first floor great room extends to the open rear facde and back yard living.

Kitchen, great room
The generous kitchen anchors the fully open space of the first floor great room and connects to the outdoor deck.

The two story-stair volume drops into the great room as a procession of floating treads bound by glass wall guard rails.

Master bath
The master bath offers an open-spaced, skylit, peaceful retreat.

Master balcony
The Master bedroom balcony provides outdoor living on the second level with views and grass roof.


Perspective, SE
ReSquare designed, permitted and built this second story addition to a Hillside home in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan.

Perspective, NE
Grass roof provides indoor/outdoor living on the second story in addition to meeting city LID requirements.

Interior, stair
Interior stair and window placement capitalizes on views and access to the outdoors on the second floor.

Interior, bath
Interior Regency design style by Brian Whark.

maplewood adu

Alley view
A second story ADU addition to a remodeled existing garage as the second phase of a previously completed design/build Resquare project.

Yard view
The garage below was expanded into the side yard first to add a toilet room and storge. The ADU was then added above.

redwood adu

Front elevation and back yard
A ground-up backyard accessory dwelling unit with second story recreation room.

Front elevation
Front elevation maintains traditional style of the home, while expressing more modernist composition.

Interior, kitchen
Small kitchen along with adjacent bathroom and laundry provide full living accomodations.

Interior, living
The open living space provides a cozy space for living and sleeping.

contact info

ReSquare Architecture and Construction
3489 Maplewood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Tel/Fax: 310.205.2530


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