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.

Ed Ogosta lecturing at CalPoly Pomona May 19th

April 10, 2017

Ed has been invited to give a lecture on our work as part of CalPoly Pomona's 2017 Spring Lecture Series. The lecture is open to the public, so please join us May 19th @ 12:00 in the IDC (Building 198) on CalPoly's campus. 


Hangar Office is a finalist for AZURE magazine design award

March 31, 2017

We're honored that our Hangar Office project has been selected as one of two Finalists for AZURE magazine's 2017 AZ Awards in the Environmental Leadership category. AZURE is widely regarded as Canada's leading design journal; our project was among 800 entries from 41 countries. Each category will have a People's Choice award and a jury award. We'd love it if you cast your vote for our project in the People's Choice awards by May 5th, here.


Rear Window House addition in Culver City

February 1, 2017

Our Rear Window House in Culver City has recently been photographed. The project consists of a contemporary addition and major renovation to a small house built in the 1940s. A full set of images and drawings can be found here.


Interview with Ed Ogosta

May 8, 2016

Woodbury University School of Architecture has released its inaugural issue of the journal SOFA, which features an interview with Ed Ogosta about his practice, teaching approach, and his role on the Culver City Planning Commission. Read the full article here.


Corner Pocket House in Manhattan Beach breaks ground

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.


Dwelling Without a Plan exhibition

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.


EOA wins Sustainability award from Los Angeles Business Council

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


Hangar Office selected for AIA national exhibition

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.

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LA Business Journal's Best Sustainable Project award goes to Hangar Office

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.


Hybrid Office wins 2nd place in Workplace of the Future competition

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!

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Hangar Office is the first LEED-Platinum NC building in Culver City

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! 


Hangar Office project films

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.


Hangar Office in Culver City completed

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.


Houzz features article on Four Eyes House

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.


More progress on the Hangar Office in Culver City

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.