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.

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Erik Evens
Partner

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
CFO

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 Architecture Senior 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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Associates

Sara Pijuan
Senior Project Manager

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

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David Vazquez
Senior Project Manager

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

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Team

Rebekah Hall
Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Notre Dame
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Luke Ladowski
Senior Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Architecture, 
University of Notre Dame
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Tim Reynolds
Senior Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Environmental Design Architectural Studies,
University of Colorado
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Emine Buran
Landscape Architecture Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Architecture, Yasar University
Master of Landscape Architecture+Urbanism,
University of Southern California
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Matthew Collar
Landscape Architecture Project Manager

Bachelor of Landcape Architecture, UC Berkeley
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Jeannette Pulnik
Landscape Architecture Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Interior Design,
Savannah College of Art & Design
Master of Landscape Architecture,
University of Southern California
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Trevor Shelden
Designer

Bachelor of Environmental Design Architectural Studies,
University of Colorado
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Randi McQueen
Designer

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Notre Dame
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Matthew Shimer
Landscape Architecture Project Manager

Bachelor of Professional Writing, La Roche College
Master of Landscape Architecture, Chatham University
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Kiersten Luttrell
Landscape Architecture Designer

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
Arizona State University
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Michelle Wang
Landscape Architecture Designer

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture
Rutgers University
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Joyce Lopez
Executive Assistant | Marketing Coordinator

Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation,
Woodbury University 
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History

A rich history of creating classic homes of distinction.

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Affiliations

Organizations we support and who share our values.

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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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