News: the latest info, events, and details about current projects and office activities.
The latest news, events, and details about current projects and office activities.
February 14, 2016
Construction has begun on our Corner Pocket House, located at 2nd Street and Meadows Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Demolition is complete, foundations are poured, and the walls are rising. The project strategically grafts new open living and kitchen areas onto an existing bungalow, while giving the whole building a unifying facelift. Project description and renderings can be found here.
October 8, 2015
EOA's exhibition Dwelling Without a Plan had a successful opening run last month at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard. The exhibition was the culmination of a yearlong research project by Ed Ogosta as the 2015 Visiting Fellow in Woodbury's Department of Architecture. The project critiques the profession's growing readiness to regard building design as the mere creation of signature objects, rather than the creation of the experiences of objects. Much more detail and full project photos can be found here.
June 18, 2015
The Los Angeles Business Council has awarded the 2015 Los Angeles County Sustainability Award to our Hangar Office project, also known as the Mahdesian Learning Center. The Council's 45th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards gala was held on June 18th at the Beverly Hilton, with a keynote speech by Pritzker Prize laureate Shigeru Ban. The awards recognized projects that "successfully married environmental sustainability with aesthetic sensibility while contributing to the fabric of their communities." Our LEED-Platinum project was the only awardee in its category, so we are very honored to receive this prestigious recognition. A news feature on this award is also available at ArchDaily.
March 4, 2015
Our Hangar Office project has been selected for the 2015 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition. The exhibition "promotes the compelling work of the rising generation of architects"; this is our third project to be included (both our Hybrid Office and Four Eyes House were included in the 2013 exhibition). Our presentation boards are currently on display at AIA National headquarters in Washington, D.C. and are on view until April 30th.
February 23, 2015
The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Edward Ogosta Architecture's Hangar Office the Best Sustainable Project of the year. The LEED-Platinum project won Gold (the top honor in the Sustainability category) in the LABJ's Commercial Real Estate Awards program, which "recognizes the biggest, best, and most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014." We learned of the award alongside our client, Servicon Systems, at an evening awards gala held February 17th at the LA Hotel Downtown. We are extremely proud of this amazing achievement, not least since the other finalist in this category was a very strong entry by the City of Santa Monica, which won Silver. A spread on the project is in this week's issue of the Journal.
January 23, 2015
Metropolis magazine has awarded our Hybrid Office project Second Place out of 153 entries in the Workspace of the Future 2.0 design competition. The competition "challenged participants to redefine the idea of the office, illustrating their interpretation of the evolution of workplaces within the next 15 years." The project is featured in the January 2015 issue of Metropolis, as well as on ArchDaily, and won our office a handsome cash prize of $2500!
October 22, 2014
We're extremely proud that our Hangar Office for Servicon Systems has at last been awarded LEED-Platinum status for New Construction, making it the first building in Culver City to receive this highest level of sustainability certification. This is a tremendous achievement, and thanks is due to our unbelievably dedicated client and great contractor SPS Builders. Follow this link to see the official listing with credit information in the online USGBC Directory, or download the credit report here. A search of the Directory confirms that Hangar Office is the first LEED-Platinum New Construction building in Culver City!
October 1, 2014
We're excited to share two short films documenting our recently completed Hangar Office for Servicon Systems in Culver City. The first is a project video tour, covering design, construction, and client collaboration, made by our friends at Spirit of Space, the country's top architectural filmmaking team. The second is our construction time-lapse video, showing how we built the project from start to finish. Check out the videos below; more project images can be found here.
September 1, 2014
We're very pleased to announce the completion of the Hangar Office for our fantastic client Servicon Systems in Culver City. The project turned out beautifully, thanks to our detail-oriented General Contractor, SPS Builders. We're currently expecting receipt of a LEED-Platinum for New Construction designation, which will make this the first such building in Culver City. Much more detail and full project photos can be found here.
August 21, 2014
Ed Ogosta has been named the 2014-2015 Visiting Professor at Woodbury University's School of Architecture in Burbank, California. He will be teaching Materials and Methods and a second-year design studio in the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to Ed's teaching responsibilities, he will be pursuing a research project which will culminate in an exhibition at the WUHO Gallery in 2015.
May 20, 2014
Houzz.com has a great write-up on our Four Eyes House project today. Author Eric Reinholdt provides one the best analytical readings of the project we've yet seen. In addition to being a featured front page item, the article was sent via newsletter to all Houzz members (reportedly 15 million). Read the full article here.
January 27, 2014
Construction on Servicon System's Hangar Office is rapidly progressing! Outside, the 56 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, consisting of 227 roof-mounted panels and a solar carport structure, is on and humming, generating free, clean electricity. This system also greatly contributes to securing our anticipated LEED-Platinum rating. Inside, painting is progressing, restrooms are tiled, mechanical ductwork is installed, and dropped ceilings are ongoing. Left to be installed: millwork, corrugated metal cladding, carpet, glazing, and floor coatings.
December 15, 2013
Ed Ogosta was invited to present the firm's work at the Harvard Club of Southern California's annual holiday dinner last night. Attended by a group of approximately fifty alumni, the presentation included several of our recent projects.
Ed will also be speaking to the Club about architect Moshe Safdie's work on January 19th, during a visit to Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie, a current exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center.
October 15, 2013
A spread on our Hybrid Office project is included in WorkScape: New Spaces for New Work, a just-realeased hardcover book by Berlin-based Gestalten Press. Collecting together innovative workplace design from around the world, the book also features new offices for Google, YouTube, and Facebook. More info here; purchase here.
September 18, 2013
We're excited to see our Four Eyes House featured in the October issue of Dwell magazine. The project is included in the article "Privacy 2.0" by William L. Hamilton, which explores how architecture is redefining notions of domestic privacy in the 21st century. The author discusses how changes in family structures are offering new opportunities for spatial porosity and social community in the home, providing examples by noted architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen, and Jun Igarashi. Additionally, while media technologies engage in an ever-escalating assault on our privacy, the architecture of domestic space at its best can offer an escape from the digital into the real, as exemplified by the four "sleeping tower" bedrooms of the Four Eyes House. Theorist Michael Benedikt nicely encapsulates this simple but powerful thesis in his treatise For an Architecture of Reality, stating:
“...in our media-saturated times it falls to architecture to have the direct aesthetic experience of the real at the center of its concerns.”
The full article can be viewed here.