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Male, US, born 1946

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Ehrlich, Steven Architects

Professional History


Traveled in Africa, studying indigenous building methods in North and West Africa, 1969-1977; Architect, U.S. Peace Corps, Marrakech, Morocco; Principal, Steven Ehrlich Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1979-present;


Teaching: Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, before 1977. Ehrlich held the Jon Jerde Visiting Chair in Architecture, College of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles; Guest Critic, Harvard, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA; Guest Critic, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Guest Critic, Yale University, New Haven, CT: aGuest Critic, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA; Ehrlich has lectured extensively at universitites in China, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, France and the US.

Professional Service

Ehrlich was a jury member for the 2011 Residential Architect Design Award. "Jury members for this year’s competition were Marlon Blackwell of Marlon Blackwell Architect (who also serves as head of the Fay Jones School’s architecture department); John Carney of Carney Logan Burke Architects; Steven Ehrlich of Ehrlich Architects; Audrey Matlock of Audrey Matlock Architect; Allan Shulman, of Shulman and Associates; and John Vinci of Vinci|Hamp Architects. Blackwell, Carney, Ehrlich, Shulman and Vinci are fellows of the American Institute of Architects." (See University of Arkansas, "Community Design Center Plan Merits Residential Architect Design Award," accessed 04/16/2015.)

Professional Awards

Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Ehrlich's design Awards included: California Firm of the Year, California Council of the American Institute of Architects, 2003; American Institute of Architects (AIA)-American Library Association (ALA) Design Award for the Robertson Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA, 2001; California AIA, Biblioteca Latino Americana, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, 2001; Merit Award for the Paul Cummins Library, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA, 1998; AIA / National Concrete Masonry Association for the Child Care Center, Culver City, CA, 1998; Honor Award, Robertson Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA, 1998; Honor Award, Los Angeles AIA, Addition to Neutra Beach House, Santa Monica, CA, 1998; 1997 Paul Cummins Library, Crossroads School; Santa Monica, CA; (Architecture); Distinguished Building Award, Paul Cummins Library, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA, (Architecture), 1997; Distinguished Building Award, Schulman Residence; Brentwood, CA; (Architecture), 1997; Award, GameShow Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Culver City, CA; (Interiors), 1997; AIA / National American Library Association, Paul Cummins Library, Santa Monica, CA, 1997; Merit Award, Child Care Center, Culver City, CA, 1997; Merit Award, BUS Wellness Center, Santa Monica, CA, 1996; Merit Award, GameShow Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver City, CA, 1996; Merit Award, Child Care Center, Culver City, CA, 1996; Merit Award Farrell Residence, Venice, CA, 1995; Honor Award, Schulman Residence, Brentwood, CA, 1995; Honor Award, International Awards, Taichung Civic Center Competition, Honorable Mention, Taichung, Taiwan, 1995; AIA/National Concrete Masonry Association, Shatto Recreation Center; Los Angeles, CA, 1994; Merit Award (Interiors), Schulman Residence, Los Angeles, CA, 1992; Honor Award, Shatto Recreation Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1992; Merit Award, Israel Residence, Santa Monica, CA, 1991; Honor Award, Windward Circle Redevelopment, Venice, CA, 1990; Honor Award, Okulick Studio, Venice, CA, 1989; Award of Honor, Ed Moses Studio, Venice, CA, 1988; Award of Merit, Ed Moses Studio, Venice, CA, 1987; Commendation, Ahmadu Bello University Theater, Zaria, Nigeria, 1984; Award of Merit, Swann Residence, Santa Cruz, CA, 1983; Honor Award, Kalfus Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 1982; Honor Award, Ahmadu Bello University Theater, Zaria, Nigeria, 1982; Citation, Kalfus Studio, Los Angeles, CA, 1981;



B.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1969;


Biographical Notes

Ehrlich's LinkedIn profile stated in 2014: "Steven Ehrlich learned early on the significance of how architecture responds to the culture and the environment. A self-proclaimed architectural anthropologist, upon graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1969, Ehrlich spent six years living and working in Africa, serving for two years with the Peace Corps as their first architect in Marrakech, Morocco. He later traveled across the Sahara and taught architecture at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria. The lessons of indigenous building were instrumental in forming Ehrlich's approach to design and continue to influence the firm's work today." (See LinkedIn, "Steven Ehrlich," accessed 04/16/2015.)

Associated Locations

  • New York, NY (Architect's Birth)
    New York, NY

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PCAD id: 514

2311 Ocean Front Walk House, VeniceLos AngelesCA
675 West Kendall Street Laboratory Building, Cambridge, MAKendall Square, CambridgeMA
Benarroch House
Benarroch HouseLos AngelesCA
Boxenbaum House, Beverly Hills, CA2003Beverly HillsCA
Canyon House, Los Angeles, CA1996-1998Los AngelesCA
City of San Jose, Public Library (SJPL), Biblioteca Latinoamericana and Washington Youth Center, San Jose, CA1999San JoseCA
Douglas, Kirk, Theatre, Culver City, CA1947Culver CityCA
DreamWorks SKG Animation Studios, Glendale, CA1998GlendaleCA
Dubai HouseDubai
Ehrlich House, Venice, Los Angeles, CA2003Los AngelesCA
Ehrman-Coombs House, Santa Monica, CA1989-1991
Farrell House, Venice, Los Angeles, CA1995Los AngelesCA
Friedman House1986
Game Show Network Offices, Culver CityCulver CityCA
Goldstein-Porter House
Hayashida HouseKobe
Hempstead HouseLos AngelesCA
Israel House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Israel House, Santa Monica, CA1990Santa MonicaCA
Koffler House, Pacific Palisades, CA2002Los AngelesCA
Leonard House, Los Angeles, CA2003Los AngelesCA
Lo HouseDiamond BarCA
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Robertson Branch #2, Los Angeles, CA1996Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Public Library, Westwood Branch, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Lowe HouseLos AngelesCA
Margolin House, Crestwood Hills, Los Angeles, CA1996Los AngelesCA
Matchinger House, Santa Barabra, CA1995Santa BarbaraCA
Munitz House, Santa Monica, CA1998Santa MonicaCA
Neutra Beach House Santa Monica, CA1998Santa MonicaCA
Norred HouseMalibuCA
Orange Coast College, Art Center, Costa Mesa, CACosta MesaCA
Otis College of Art and Design, Academic Building (AB), Westchester, Los Angeles, CA2014-2016Los AngelesCA
Otis College of Art and Design, Residence Hall (RH), Westchester, Los Angeles, CA2014-2016Los AngelesCA
Richards-Ebert House, Telluride, CO1997TellurideCO
Royer HouseLos AngelesCA
Shatto Recreation Complex, Los Angeles, CA1991Los AngelesCA
Shulman House, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA1989-1992
Sony Music Entertainment Complex, Santa Monica, CA1992-1993Santa MonicaCA
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Incorporated, Child Care Center, Culver City, CA1993-1995Culver CityCA
Toulon House
Waldfogel House, Palo Alto, CA2002Palo AltoCA
Webster House, Venice, Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
Woods House
Wosk House, Santa Monica, CA1981-1984Santa MonicaCA