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.

EOA moves to Helms Bakery in Culver City

May 17, 2018

We are thrilled to announce we've relocated our growing office into the historic Helms Bakery District, a premier landmark of Culver City and an epicenter of contemporary design. We are now located just off the Helms Avenue Walk, directly above HD Buttercup. Our new neighbors include numerous modern furniture retailers, and noteworthy restaurants such as the legendary Father's Office and rising star Pasta Sisters. Updated contact info can be found here. We can't wait to open our doors to everyone soon!

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Second AIA design award win for Corner Pocket House

October 31, 2017

Following up on our AIA Long Beach | South Bay Honor Award win last Thursday, yesterday our Corner Pocket House received a Design Citation Award from the AIA Los Angeles. The project is thus a winner in both the AIA chapter where our firm is located and the chapter where the project is located, a significant achievement. Given the strong competition by highly-regarded design offices, we are extremely honored by the jury's recognition.

Corner Pocket House wins highest award from AIA Long Beach | South Bay

October 27, 2017

What an amazing evening last night! Our Corner Pocket House in Manhattan Beach received the Honor Award at the AIA Long Beach | South Bay Design Awards, making it the only project out of all 42 entries to achieve this top-level design accolade. The jury was made up of three highly esteemed Los Angeles architects, Lorcan O'Herlihy FAIAAlice Kimm FAIA, and Michele Saee, who noted:

This project is simple, elegant, and thoughtfully detailed.  The site strategy deals well with its urban context and situation on a corner lot.  Exterior proportions work well complementing the excellent quality of natural daylighting of interior spaces.  The heights and volumes of spaces are nicely calibrated to the corresponding functions of the spaces.  It makes powerful use of indoor and outdoor relationships which is the project’s central concept.  In relationship to budget and scale, this project is beautifully executed and is most deserving of the honor award.

We are incredibly honored to receive this award, which is given every two years, and thank the jury and AIA LB|SB for the recognition!

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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 89) 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.


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!