Evens Architects is a specialized studio operating within the KAA Design Group, the award-winning firm established by Grant Kirkpatrick in 1988. Building on the strengths and expertise cultivated by KAA over the past thirty years, Evens Architects focuses exclusively on traditional residential design, the forte of principal Erik Evens.

Evens joined KAA Design Group in 1998, adding his distinctive voice and considerable experience - notably in the area of classic architectural idioms - to the firm’s formidable design team. He has been an indispensable leader and collaborator in all of KAA’s operations for the past fifteen years.

...a rich history of creating classic homes of distinction.

The hallmarks that have distinguished KAA’s work since its inception - passion, experimentation, and dedication to creating one-of-a-kind homes uniquely tailored to our clients - continue to inform the design process at Evens Architects. Leveraging the support systems of KAA Design Group, Evens Architects unites the dexterity and imagination of a boutique studio with the reliability and service of a well-established operation with longstanding ties to the Southern California design community.

About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.


Our Thinking

The Mediterranean in Southern California

Architecture inspired by great traditions of the Mediterranean region has a long, rich history in California. The fruits of this long lineage flavor the character of our cities and dot the surrounding hillsides. At KAA Design, we have often found the Mediterranean architectures to be a perfect fit for our clients wishing to build here.

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