Practice: our expertise and approach

Edward Ogosta Architecture is a creative design practice. We create intelligent, quality architecture with a fundamental clarity. We believe in making buildings with experiential depth.

Edward Ogosta Architecture is a creative design practice. We create intelligent, quality architecture with a fundamental clarity. We believe in making buildings with experiential depth.

EOA is passionate about bringing inventive thinking and hard work to perfect each project.  Our expertise encompasses programming, planning, and design of a wide range of building types, including cultural facilities, higher education buildings, creative office interiors, museums, high-end residences, and multifamily housing.  Whether our clients have a modest or substantial project, and are local or international, EOA is dedicated to engaging both the practical objectives and unique opportunities of each commission.

Our approach considers every design problem with rigorous conceptual thought, balanced with the pragmatics of program, budget, site, construction, and craft.  We work inclusively with our clients: to identify requirements, to address contingencies, to imagine possibilities, to move thoughtfully through a problem, and to discover methods for providing intentioned yet specific solutions to real needs.  Our most successful projects have both an openness and specificity, so that change may occur but the fundamental ideas remain intact.  We seek buildings that make intuitive sense at every scale, from the broadest notions of a design concept, down to the feel of a door lever in one's hand.

EOA's work has garnered numerous accolades, including four AIA Design Awards at the Honor level, the national AIA Small Projects Award, the Residential Architect magazine Design Merit Award, and Finalist selections for the ArchDaily Building of The Year Award and the Architzer A+ Award.  The projects have also seen wide publicity in a number of international journals, including Dwell, Angeleno, Architect, Residential Architect, MARK, FRAME, Artravel, and Conditions, as well as in the book WorkScape: New Spaces for New Work.  Online the work has been featured by Fast Company, ArchDaily, Domus, and Detail, among many others.