An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

July 29, 2016 | By Erik Evens | 0 Comments

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

The Mediterranean in Southern California

June 1, 2012 | By Erik Evens | 0 Comments

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.

The Genealogy of Style: A Lesson from Biology

December 2, 2010 | By Erik Evens | 0 Comments

The history of architectural style is a rich and intricate one, which has evolved over millennia, and is similar in many ways to natural history. One fruitful way to look at the evolution of architectural style through history is to compare it to biological evolution.  We have found this metaphor to be helpful in forming a conceptual basis for our broad design spectrum.

Historic Preservation Today

September 30, 2010 | By Duan Tran | 0 Comments

Ken Breisch, former Director of USC's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, speaks on the history and philosophy of the preservation movement as it has evolved during the past century and its relevance to Southern California's treasures.

The Linguistic Metaphor

August 16, 2010 | By Erik Evens | 0 Comments

The only way we can experience the reality of meaning in our built environment is through the structure of style.  Choose your languages with care, and use them thoughtfully.


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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.

Learn More