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Giraffe creates structures that are elegant and utilitarian, seeking to enrich communities by embracing architecture as a social act. With a focus on high density neighborhoods, we are reimagining the LA home through a series of multi-residential, live-work, mixed-use, and affordable housing projects that respond directly to the changing needs of Los Angeles.

Our company is committed to the core values of quality and community which is why we personally usher each project through every stage of development from inception to occupancy. This linear process offers a unified vision, shorter construction periods, and better design.

We’re a family business building a new kind of interactive living environment for our city, from the ground up.

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Joe earned his Bachelor of Architecture from USC and is a licensed General Contractor with the state of California.

He began his career in Shanghai as a Designer at MADA s.p.a.m. before moving to WET in Los Angeles, California.  He later served as a Project Manager at SBE for design and construction of the SLS Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Most recently Sharaf was VP of Construction at Larian Development.

In 2016, with his uniquely broad base of expertise in design, construction, and real estate development, Joe founded Giraffe with his father Morris.