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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Senior Associates

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 Studio Director

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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Senior Team

John Margolis
Studio Director

John Margolis was born in Boston, Massachusetts into an academic family full of intellectual and artistic diversity. He received his Bachelors Degree with a Major in...

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Luke Ladowski

Bachelor of Architecture, 
University of Notre Dame

Tim Reynolds

Bachelor of Environmental Design Architectural Studies,
University of Colorado

Jordan Nguyen
Landscape Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecure,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Marc Dobbs
Office Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology,
Morehouse College

Joyce Lopez
Executive Assistant | Marketing Coordinator

Bachelor of Fine Arts Animation,
Woodbury University 

Daniel Parenti
Landscape Project Coordinator

Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Sara Pijuan
Project Manager

Master of Architecture,
University of Southern California 
Bachelor of Architectural Studies,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Vazquez
Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Southern California 

Seth Willison

Master of Architecture,
University of Colorado Denver 
Bachelor of Art in Spanish and History,
University of Southern Mississippi


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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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