Male, born 1970-06-16

Associated with the firm network

Make Architecture

Professional History


Architectural work, Buffalo, NY, c. 1994-1996.

Architect, Beverly Hills, CA, 1996-1998.

Architect, Clive Wilkinson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1998-2000.

Partner, Make Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 2000- . Jess Mullen-Carey and William Beauter operated Make Architecture in various locations around Los Angeles. An article in quoted Beauter on the firm's development: "Jess and I first got together to discuss some ideas we had for furniture and products in the evenings after work. Very shortly thereafter a couple of guys working in the advertising world approached us about helping them design a wine bar concept, and we thought it would be fun to work on with them. The project turned out nicely, and being a space open to the public introduced a lot of people to our design style and led to various calls and projects. Shortly following the wine bar, we set in place a plan to shift the business from moonlighting hours from 8 pm to 2 am to something a bit more traditional. MAKE took on various projects, from residential additions and remodels to restaurant and bars and even assisting a synagogue with potential expansion options. Our approach has always been somewhat of an old-fashioned approach to business, doing good projects for good people and trying to take care of these customers, leading to referrals and repeat projects. Our first office was basically alternating between our apartments and kitchen tables, then transitioned to my Model T garage in Beachwood Canyon, which became tight quarters rather quickly! As the projects grew in scale and complexity we moved into our first office in Silverlake and later to our current offices in Lincoln Heights. Our early projects included tenant improvement for retail spaces, offices, bars and restaurants as well as residential interior remodels and additions. Over the years, in addition to the tenant improvement and restaurant projects, MAKE has worked on retail and office buildings, religious facilities, performance space and Amphitheatre projects, various multifamily and mixed use projects, custom residential projects from small to very large, prototype restaurant and retail concepts, and even car washes, many of which have been featured in publications, received accolades and awards." (See, "Meet William Beauter and Jess Mullen-Carey of MAKE Architecture in Lincoln Heights," published 10/04/2017, accessed 05/04/2021.) From at least 2017 until 2021, the firm had an office at 2664 Lacy Street, Studio #A, Los Angeles, CA 90031.



B.Arch., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1988-1994.



While attending Cornell University, he lived at 30 Thurston Avenue, Apt #213, in Ithaca, NY, c. 1992 and at 712 N Cayuga Street, Apartment #3, c. 1993.

Between 1995 and 1997, Mullen-Carey resided at 33 Hodge Avenue in Buffalo. (See, Source Citation City: Buffalo; State: New York; Year(s): 1995-1997 Source Information U.S., Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 05/06/2021.)

Biographical Notes

He went by the first name "Jess."

PCAD id: 974