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.

Partner

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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Senior Associates

Lisa Lefevre
CFO

Lisa Lefevre 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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Steve Straughan
Design Coordinator

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

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Associates

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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Team

Luke Ladowski
Designer

Bachelor of Architecture, 
University of Notre Dame

Marc Dobbs
Office Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology,
Morehouse College

Joyce Lopez
Executive Assistant

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
Woodbury University 

Cecilia McLaren
Receptionist

Bachelor of Arts in Communication,
San Francisco State University 

Rebecca Montross
Sr. Landscape Project Coordinator

Master of Landscape Architecture,
Cornell University 
Bachelor of Art,
New York 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

Jeremy Speckman
Project Coordinator

Master of Architecture,
CalPoly State University Pomona
Bachelor of Art,
University of California Los Angeles

Natalie Thrall
Marketing Director

Master of Science Integrated Marketing,
New York University
Bachelor of Art in Sociology,
Marymount Manhattan College  

David Vazquez
Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Southern California 

Jerry Williams
Landscape Sr. Project Manager

Certificate of Landscape Architecture,
UCLA Extension
Bachelor of Art,
University of California Los Angeles

Seth Willison
Designer

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

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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