Resiliency Strategies for Malibu's Built Environment: Building Technologies and Preparing for the Future

May 13, 2019

KAA will join a panel of experts to discuss best practices for resilience-based design, materials and mechanical systems for extreme weather events and natural disasters.

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  • KAA Wins Three AIA Design Awards

    December 13, 2011

    Earlier this month KAA proudly accepted three awards at the 2011 AIA Long Beach / South Bay Design Awards.

  • Milestone Anniversary

    November 12, 2011

    Congratulations to staff member Elise Corvo! Today marks her 10-year anniversary with KAA!

  • 2011 KAA Design Art Exhibit + Sale

    October 24, 2011

    Mark your calendars for December 2nd! We are excited to announce that KAA Design will once again be hosting its annual Art Exhibit + Sale. Now in its fourth year, this year’s show is being held in partnership with and benefiting The HeArt Project.

  • Our Newest Associate - Duan Tran, AIA

    October 18, 2011

    KAA Design is proud to announce the promotion of Duan Tran, AIA to Associate. We would like to recognize and thank Duan for his exemplary talent, leadership, and commitment the firm.

  • Milestone Anniversary

    August 21, 2011

    Congratulations to staff members Patricia Baker and Todd Paolillo! Today marks both of their 10-year anniversaries with KAA!

  • KAA Featured in LA Design Issue

    May 24, 2011

    Our Rusa Collection for Design Within Reach is now their #1 selling outdoor line. In related news, we wanted to share this mention about the line in the May Design Issue of LA: The LA Times Magazine.

  • Join Erik Evens for "Advanced Shades and Shadows"

    May 16, 2011

    Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, join principal Erik Evens as he teaches an advanced course in the classic art of hand rendering.

  • Welcome Michael McGowan

    April 29, 2011

    KAA is proud to announce that celebrated landscape architect, Michael McGowan, has joined our landscape architecture practice as a Senior Project Manager.

Awards

Houzz "Best Of"

Best of Design 2014
Houzz.com

Good Design Is Good Business

Architectural Record

Commerical Real Estate Awards

Best Multi-Family Project
Los Angeles Business Journal

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In the Press

Mia Brazil March 1, 2019

LUXE Interiors + Design March 1, 2019

Luxe Los Angeles January 1, 2019

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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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