Tracing A Line From Europe to California


Evens Architects is committed to the idea that architecture inspired by classic traditions, whether the sources are Spanish, Italian, French or even Moroccan, is uniquely well suited to the climate, landscape, and culture of contemporary California. We are adept at the interpretation of classical design languages that reflect the tastes of our clients and the particulars of their locale. Whatever the style, these traditional archetypes need not be nostalgic or retrograde. We are fascinated with exploring with our clients how these grand traditions can say something important about how we live…today.

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.

Stone, stucco, and terra cotta become elements of a nuanced design language we use to articulate the stories of our clients’ lives and ambitions. The complexity and individuality of those stories supersedes questions of style and taste. Far beyond dry exercises in Spanish Colonial or Mediterranean Revival, our ambition is to create highly personal, one-of-a-kind homes that enrich the lives of the people who occupy them. 

Architecture is our vehicle to celebrate lives well-lived.

People

Our strength is in our people.

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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.

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Our Thinking

An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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