Profile

  • Each space has its own sensibility — one shaped by people, place, and material.
  • By listening and observing intently, we create spaces of connection...
  • ...with our surroundings, and with those around us.
  • We design buildings that breathe...
  • ...experiential spaces that evolve with our way of life.
  • These are spaces that engage the senses and elevate the everyday.

What began as a team of four has evolved into a world-renowned architecture practice centered on humanistic and sustainable design principles. Founded by Michael Kovac in 1988, our Los Angeles-based studio prides itself on a design approach that puts people first. Our highly personalized projects have received awards from such organizations as the AIA, Architizer, and Luxe and our work has been featured in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper*, Galerie, and Est Living amongst others.

Services

Our services include Residential, Hospitality, and Commercial Architecture. We also offer Interior Design and Sustainable Design services.

We firmly believe each space has its own sensibility — one shaped by people, place, and material. By listening and observing intently, we create spaces of connection with our surroundings, and with those around us. We design buildings that breathe, experiential spaces that evolve with our way of life. These are spaces that engage the senses and elevate the everyday.

Executive Architecture

We collaborate with select visionary designers across the globe to provide architecture of record services. Through dedicated leadership and an intimate knowledge of the local landscape and building codes, we help execute concepts into built spaces of enduring quality. Our partners have included John Pawson, Peter Zumthor, Vincent Van Duysen, Ferguson & Shamamian, Studio MK27, and Foster + Partners amongst others.

People

    Partners

  • Michael Kovac read bio
  • Thomas Schneider read bio
  • Studio Directors

  • Chris Trettin
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Robert Hunt III
  • Studio Team

  • Matthew Gill
  • Michael Karp
  • Noelle Kichura
  • Architectural Team

  • Alex Morris
  • Anh Vo
  • Christos Kyratsous
  • David Garnett
  • Emily Hinkamp
  • Erik Yarosh
  • Ioanna Zachariou
  • Joanne Engelhard
  • Justin Li
  • Luiza Kapreliants
  • Lynn Tarbox
  • Michael Jourdanais
  • Nethraa Kumar
  • Riley Snyder
  • Paola Gomez-Pineiro
  • Samuel Kaufman
  • Samantha Mendez