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Beckson Design Associates (BDA) is a highly innovative and experienced planning and design studio with a special focus on interior architecture and interior design,  workplace, and unique residential. Since our formation in 1985, we have maintained a technically proficient and creatively talented staff, which includes certified interior designers, licensed architects and LEED Accredited Professionals. Both Michael Beckson, founding Principal, and Steven Heisler, Principal, are actively involved in all projects. Every BDA project is designed to meet our clients' unique functional and aesthetic goals while adhering to budgetary and scheduling requirements. Our objective is to provide value by producing inventive solutions forged through a collaborative process between our clients and the project team. Our commitment to design excellence and responsive service has translated to a high rate of repeat clientele and referral business for the firm.


Through the years, BDA has practiced creative sustainable design due to our commitment to improving the world we live in. We designed and completed one of the first private sector projects to achieve LEED Silver Certification for Commercial Interiors. Even though LEED Certification may not be the objective for every project, the concepts of sustainability can be incorporated into every design to benefit both the client and the environment. With our continuing research and education into new materials, products and manufacturers, our team of LEED Accredited Professionals excels in planning and design techniques that support our commitment to sustainability.



Founding Principal

Michael Beckson founded BDA in 1985, and has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of commercial planning and design. His commitment to excellence and hands-on principal involvement is evidenced in all aspects of BDA's work and level of service. BDA, under Michael's leadership, has not only developed a strong client following, but has become a leader in the design community as well.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Oklahoma, Environmental Design, School of Architecture, and has a fine arts background. Michael is a certified interior designer in the State of California, and is a professional member of IIDA. In addition to being widely published and the firm's projects being a recipient of design awards, Michael served as a jurist for IIDA and AIA Interiors student competitions and for the Doc Awards, for the Frank Lloyd Wright Freeman House restoration committee. He currently serves on the board of directors of the non-profit agency, Affordable Living for the Aging (ALA).

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