Breeze Blocks Wins AIALA Award

We are thrilled to announce that our project, Breeze Blocks, has received a Citation Award from AIA Los…

Architectural Digest | "Tour a Malibu Home That’s Far From the Coast"

Our project with Vanessa Alexander of Alexander Design was recently featured in Architectural Digest. See the…

Archello | "Carbon Beach House by Kovac Design Studio"

Our transformation of John Lautner's Malibu Segal Residence for Jamie McCourt was recently featured in…

Architectural Digest | "Tour Jenni Kayne's Serene Los Angeles Family Home"

Our recent collaboration with Jenni Kayne and Vincent Van Duysen resulted in an incredible project that we…

Design Milk | Friday Five with Michael Kovac

Michael shared five of his favorite things on Design Milk! Check it out.

Thomas Schneider writes article about Oscar Niemeyer

We hope you enjoy this article from Lighting Magazine by our own Thomas Schneider together with Thomas…

Casa Per Amici Wins AIALA Award

We are thrilled to have received an AIA-Los Angeles award for our Casa Per Amici. It is a result of years of…

California Style | "Bounty Hunters"

One Gun Ranch, our modern Malibu barn project is featured in a beautiful four page spread in the latest issue…

Architectural Digest | "Laura Dern's Rustic Los Angeles Home Is a Film Buff's Dream"

Our renovation and addition of Laura Dern's 1950's residence originally designed by Calvin C. Straub was…

Split House Wins SCDF Design Award

We are pleased to announce that Split House is the recipient of the 2016 Southern California Development…



We take sustainability seriously here at Kovac Design Studio. Having designed and built one of the first…

Archello | Tour Kovac Design Studio

Archello takes an inside look at our new studio space. See the full feature here

Architectural Digest | "Malibu Revival"

Our project for Jamie McCourt’s beachfront Malibu home was recently featured in the article “Malibu Revival”, which…

Digital Fabulous - A Case Study Transforming Pixels into Product

As digital technologies become more ubiquitous in many design, fabrication and construction industries, Kovac D…

The Wait Is Over: We Moved!

WE MOVED! 11828 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles California 90064 We look forward to seeing you in our new…

International Architecture & Design | "Natural Intelligence"

In an article titled, “Natural Intelligence” our project, Sycamore House, was featured in a 5 page spread in Arc…

Book Launch | Sense of Place: Elements of California Modernism

We are proud to announce that we have officially released our newest book! Written by Author, Michael Webb…


Sierra Magazine | "Comfort Zone: Smart Designs for Pleasure and Planet"

“Comfort Zone: Smart Designs for the Pleasure and Planet,” discusses how our project, Sycamore House unveils our…


Homes & Gardens: "Outside The Box"

In an article titled, “Outside The Box” Homes & Gardens Magazine takes you through a tour of our project, Syc…


Collaboration of Design + Art: "Sycamore House"

Sycamore House / Jill Sykes Artwork Detail Sycamore House, which was among the first homes in California to…


Palisades Post: "Palisadian Architect Michael Kovac Takes the LEED with Sycamore House"

Palisades Post | December 5, 2013 | Project: Sycamore House


Design Bureau: "Modern Glow"

In an interview arranged by Design Bureau, we reveal our thought and design process behind the renovation of…

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Dwell on Design Exclusive Home Tours: Secret House

Dwell on Design is hosting their 2012 Exclusive House Tour. Secret House is one of five scheduled stops on…


Adelto: "The Modern Three Wall House, LA"

Adelto showcases our dramatically minimalist Beverly Hills residence, The Three Wall House in a new article. …


Ka6tata Magazine: "House with Three Walls"

Bulgarian publisher, Ka6tata, posts an article on our project, Three Wall House. The article speaks to how…


Contemporist: "Three Wall House"

Our project, Three Wall House, has been featured on Contemporist. The article explores our design and what…


California Style Magazine: "Forward Planning"

California Style Magazine interviews Michael Kovac about the many completed works of our office, clientele we…


Veranda Magazine: "Second Nature"

In an article titled, “Second Nature” Veranda Magazine writes about our project, Serra Barn as a home des…


Elle Decor: "Courteney Cox’s Private Retreat"

Involved in the revamping of the Malibu residence of actress Courteney Cox, Kovac Design Studio was featured…


The Hollywood Reporter: "Courteney Cox Opens Up Her Malibu Estate"

Revealing our renovation and addition to actress, Courteney Cox's new Malibu home, The Hollywood Reporter…


Huffington Post | "Serra Barn Malibu"

The Huffington Post mentions our project, Serra Barn, which “weds vernacular forms and modern details, p…

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Private Paradise - Contemporary American Gardens

In a new book published by Monicelli Press, Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens, our project,…


HomeBunch: "The Modern Serra Barn"

The article, "The Modern Serra Barn," talks about the classic Hamptons inspired barn. Our modern…


2Modern: "Jill Sykes Among The Sycamores"

Our project, Sycamore House, is featured in 2Modern as the house's exterior art details are the topic of…


Modernica: "Sycamore House"

Recognized in an article from Modernica, our project Sycamore House was praised for our sustainable features…


Curbed LA: "Michael Kovac's Sycamore House in Pacific Palisades"

On Sunday the AIA/LA held its second fall home tour of the year. The first had us weaving through the …


Apartment Therapy: "Four Homes Off Sunset Blvd"

Apartment Therapy shares their experience and highlights the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Home Tours. Our project,…


AIA LA 2010 Home Tours

The Los Angeles Chapter of The American Institute of Architects announced the dates for the annual AIA LA…


Form Magazine: "Sneak Peek: This Sunday's AIA/LA Fall Home Tour - Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades"

Form Magazine gives a preview of the 4 houses which will be highlighted in the AIALA Fall Home Tour. Among…


Curbed: "House on a Hill Tips Its Hat to Vintage and Modern Alike"

In an article called, “House on a Hill Tips Its Hat to Vintage and Modern Alike,” Curbed writes about how our pro…


LA Times: "A Private Enclave in Malibu"

In the LA Times article, "A Private Enclave in Malibu," Serra Barn is praised as the combination of…


Curbed: "Your Hamptons Barn in the Malibu Hills"

Pitched as the "Hamptons Barn of Malibu," Curbed writes an article on our project, Serra Barn. View…


Green Home Design: "Shadows of Sycamores"

Green Home Design takes a deep look into our project Sycamore House with an article titled, “Shadows of S…


Apartment Therapy: "The Various Views of the Streamhouse"

An article titled, “The Various Views of the Streamhouse” talks about our project, Streamhouse, as it is rep…

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Details in Architecture: "Glass Floor: Stream House, Los Angeles, California, USA"

Glass Floor: Stream House, Los Angeles, California, USA | Andrew Hall, editor The Stream House and it's glass…


Spaces Magazine, UK: Inspiring Spiral

"Inspiring Spiral" | Fergus McShane Spaces Magazine, UK | January 2009 | Project: The Hillclimber


Upscale Remodeling: "Window Below"

Featured in Upscale Remodeling Magazine, the Stream House was celebrated in an article titled “Window Below” adm…


Sublime Magazine: "New Generation"

Sublime Magazine takes a deep look into our project, Sycamore House, as a look into the future of sustainable…


Trendir: "Beautiful House Climbs the Pacific Palisades: Hillclimber House by Kovac Architects"

Our project is featured on Trendir in an article about our contemporary canyon house, Hillclimber House, that…


Hollywood Reporter: "Green and Greener"

On the topic of “Green” Design, The Hollywood Reporter included our firm's work of the Sycamore House to the lis…


Contemporist: "The Hillclimber House by Kovac Architects"

Featured in the Contemporist, our project Hillclimber House, was on display as a cascading design that lied…


Architectura de Casas: "Blue/White House"

Blue and White House receives international press, in Architectura des Casas. This Spanish article speaks to…


Ka6tata: "Successful Transformation"

View Article Ka6tata Magazine, Bulgaria | June 2008 | Project: Stream House


Architectural Record: "Sycamore House: A modern residence perched on a Southern California hillside aims for LEED Platinum"

Architectural Record writes about our project, Sycamore House as it is one of first residences in California…


Modern Residential Design: "Hillclimber House"

Located in the Pacific Palisades, our project Hillclimber House, is published in a Modern Residential Design…


Form Magazine: "The Battle for Bobo's"

Featured on FORM Magazine, our redesign of Bobo’s Hamburger Establishment was on display as the question was a…


Better Living Through Design: “Sycamore House by Kovac Architects”

Featured on Better Living Through Design, our project Sycamore House was celebrated for the way this…


Josh Spear: “Sycamore House”

Praised for our environmentally-conscious design in our Sycamore House, Josh Spear writes an article…


Jetson Green: “Sycamore House, LEED Platinum in Pacific Palisades”

  Our project, Sycamore House, was featured on Jetson Green as we announced the groundbreaking for our…


“Out There Doing It 2007” Lecture Series | Michael Kovac

LA Forum Lecture Series | October 8, 2007 | Project: Lecture


LA Times: "Feeling as if Your Cup Runneth Over"

The LA Times published a piece about Hillclimber, our residential project in Pacific Palisades, that features…


House & Garden Magazine: "Second Nature"

House & Garden Magazine | August 2007 | Project: Rancho Park Residence


Innovative Home: “Organic Hillside Home”

Our project, Hillclimber House, is featured in Innovative Homes Magazine illustrating the uniquely placed…


Elite Interiors Magazine: “The Hillclimber”

Elite Interiors Magazine, Russia | June 2007 | Project: The Hillclimber


Santa Barbara Magazine: "Southern Charm in Santa Ynez"

Santa Barbara Magazine takes a look at the home renovation that our studio, along with contractor, Jim Quick,…


Los Angeles Magazine: “Say Spa”

Seen as a luxurious, at-home get-away, our bathroom design at Hillclimber is spotlighted in an article…


Metropolitan Home: “Mellow Drama”

Metropolitan Home Magazine displays one of our projects in an article titled, “Mellow Drama” which discusses the…


Elle Decor: “House of Style”

Our collaborative work with interior designer, Michael Smith, was featured on Elle Decor in an article…


Brentwood News: "The Park"

Brentwood News, Vol. 8 No. 10 | October 2000 | Project: Park Brentwood

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California Interiors: “California Classics: Michael Smith”

In a new book called, California Interiors, our work which was done in close collaborator Michael Smith,…


Interiors Magazine: “Bright Child”

Interiors, Volume CLVII Number 2 | February 1999 | Project: Bright Child


The Building Magazine: "Right From the Architecture Spot"

The Building Magazine looks inside Kovac Architects' office space.


Ka6tata Magazine: "The Hillclimber House - California"

View Article Ka6tata Magazine, Bulgaria | April 2008 | Project: The Hillclimber


Design Milk: "Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour: Secret House"

As a house selected to be on the Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour, Design Milk reviews our stop at Secret…


Elle Decor: “Michael’s Lair”

Friend and close collaborator Michael Smith, Interior Designer, takes us on a tour of his Brentwood home…