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.

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!


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 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. 

Ed Ogosta speaks at Harvard Club

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.

WorkScape features the Hybrid Office

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.

EOA featured in Dwell magazine

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:

“ 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.

Construction progress on the Hangar Office in Culver City

September 14, 2013

Construction on Servicon System's Hangar Office is well under way!  Metal framing is nearly complete, trenching and rough plumbing is done, and the new skylight openings are cut.  The project's spatial volume and qualities of light are turning out nicely.  In the next few weeks we'll see the mechanical ductwork installation, application of the SPF roof coating, and electrical rough-in.

Ed Ogosta speaks on Sustainability + Design panel

July 31, 2013

Tonight Ed Ogosta participated in a Sustainability + Design panel discussion organized by Angeleno magazine.  Joining him on the panel were noted architects Michael Lehrer FAIA, David Hertz FAIA, developer Richard Loring, and moderator Alan Klein. The group discussed current issues in ecological architecture, including technological advances, "greenwashing", global marketplace impacts, and sustainable home design. An audience of approximately 100 guests attended the event, which took place at Room + Board in the historic Culver City Helms Bakery.



EOA featured in Angeleno magazine

July 30, 2013

Angeleno magazine recently interviewed Ed Ogosta on the subject of sustainable architecture, resulting in a short article on our work in their August issue.  Images of the Four Eyes House are included in the spread.

Ed Ogosta is a Visiting Professor at CEDIM in Monterrey, Mexico

July 29, 2013

This summer, Ed Ogosta led design studio as a Visiting Professor at the Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey  (CEDIM) in Mexico.  As one of twelve invited "Summer Stars", Ed structured his design studio on the topic "Architecture and Experience".  The eight students all did a superb job, each designing their own small house with particular attention to orchestrating sequences, structuring episodes, and identifying key moments. Exploration of these temporal concepts began with students analyzing noteworthy sequences from significant works of cinema, and developing their findings into their projects.

EOA projects selected for AIA national exhibition

April 4, 2013

Both our Hybrid Office and Four Eyes House have been selected for the 2013 AIA Center for Emerging Professionals Annual Exhibition.  The exhibition "promotes the compelling work of the rising generation of architects" and "inspires professionals to continue to mentor and engage the many talented and motivated emerging professionals across the country".  Our presentation boards are currently on display at AIA National headquarters in Washington, D.C. and are on view until the end of April.