Ed Ogosta, AIA LEED AP is a second-generation native of Los Angeles and Principal of Edward Ogosta Architecture. Specializing in modern dwellings and creative workspace design, the firm’s mission is to craft an intelligent architecture with rootedness, clarity, and experiential depth. Since its founding in 2011, the office has garnered thirty design awards and honors. In 2018, the office was chosen as the AIA Los Angeles Emerging Practice Presidential Honoree, and was one of ten international firms selected for Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard award. Other accolades include: ten American Institute of Architects design awards, two of which are national AIA Small Projects Awards, design awards from the journals Architect, Residential Architect, Metropolis, and Interior Design, and finalist award nominations from ArchDaily, Architizer, and Azure magazine. The work has also seen wide press, in publications such as The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Architect, Dwell, Interior Design, and Metropolis, as well as on numerous design websites.
In addition to being a practitioner, Ed has taught comprehensive studios for several years at Woodbury University in Burbank and is a board member of the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. He also volunteers in local government as Chair of the Planning Commission for Culver City, a city renowned as a center for the architectural avant-garde.
Ed graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and received a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding his own firm, Ed worked for eleven years in Los Angeles design offices including Michael Maltzan Architecture and Clive Wilkinson Architects, gaining experience on numerous nationally and internationally recognized projects.