Edward Ogosta. Principal, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Biography, experience, and education of Edward Ogosta, Principal.
Edward Ogosta | Principal | AIA | NCARB | LEED AP
Licensed Architect, State of California
Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Studied with Advanced Placement
Bachelor of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley
Magna cum laude
A second-generation native of Los Angeles, founder and principal Ed Ogosta brings seventeen years of architectural experience to the practice. Ed takes an active hand in running all aspects of the business at EOA, from initial client contact, through concept design, project management, and construction administration. With a broad expertise in institutional, commercial, and residential design, Ed is committed to creating an architecture of clarity that is deeply rooted to its culture, site, and context.
Prior to EOA, Ed worked for over a decade at several of the most respected architecture firms in Los Angeles. From 2006-2011, he served as Associate at Clive Wilkinson Architects, leading numerous international, multimillion-dollar office, cultural, and higher education projects from programming through design and construction, and was instrumental in the firm's operations. Prior to that, Ed worked several years as an Architect in the offices of Michael Maltzan Architecture and SPF:architects. Among the projects in which Ed played an essential role throughout his career: the UCLA Hammer Museum Billy Wilder Theater, the KCRW public radio + media campus at Santa Monica College, the Getty Villa museum in Malibu, headquarters for Nokia in Helsinki and Macquarie Bank in Sydney, as well as several high-end modern residences. Nearly every project with which he has been involved received AIA design awards and was published in major architectural journals.
In addition to being a practitioner, Ed is a Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. Ed has also served as a Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey (CEDIM) in Monterrey, Mexico, as well as a frequent guest juror for studios at USC, Woodbury University, Otis College of Art and Design, and the Harvard University GSD Career Discovery program. He has been invited to speak at numerous events, including the 2013 "Sustainability & Design" panel organized by Angeleno magazine. Ed also serves on the Board of Directors for the Harvard Club of Southern California, and as one of five appointed Planning Commissioners for the city of Culver City.