Our Strength Is In Our People
Evens Architects harnesses the collective talents of an extraordinary design team representing the most skillful practitioners in the field. Their passion for design, nurtured in our intensely collaborative studio environment, translates into architectural solutions of depth and beauty.


Erik Evens

Erik Evens is a lifelong resident of California, born and raised in Los Angeles, and educated at the California Polytechnic State University in...

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Steve Straughan
Design Coordinator

Originally from South Florida, Steve received his Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University in...

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Lisa Copeland

Lisa Copeland was made in Korea, imported to the United States and raised as a Nebraskan.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern...

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Michael McGowan
Landscape Sr. Project Manager

Michael was educated at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Regional Planning. His enthusiasm for...

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Sara Pijuan
Project Manager

Sara spent most of her childhood growing up in the Chicagoland area.  She...

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David Vazquez
Project Manager

David Vazquez is a native Angeleno born and raised in Rosemead, California. Since grade school...

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Rebekah Hall

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Notre Dame

Luke Ladowski
Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Architecture, 
University of Notre Dame

Tim Reynolds
Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Environmental Design Architectural Studies,
University of Colorado

Emine Buran
Landscape Architecture Designer

Bachelor of Architecture, Yasar University
Master's in Landscape Architecture+Urbanism,
University of Southern California


Matthew Collar
Landscape Architecture Project Manager

Bachelor of Landcape Architecture, UC Berkeley

Jeannette Pulnik
Landscape Architect Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Interior Design, Savannah College of Art & Design
Master's in Landscape Architecture, University of Southern California

Marc Dobbs
Office Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology,
Morehouse College

Joyce Lopez
Executive Assistant | Marketing Coordinator

Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation,
Woodbury University 


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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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