August 26, 2017
June 21, 2017
The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) Conference will take place this year from October 4-8, 2017 in Oakland, California.
"The goal of NAPHN17 ‘Passive + Renewables’ is to promote and accelerate the adoption of Passive House building strategies in North America, and to work with others who share our vision for a POST CARBON ALL-RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE."
For more NAPHN Conference information please see www.naphnconference.com
October 11, 2016
PHCA, in collaboration with Low Carbon Productions has release the first book documenting the Passive House building pioneers working in California. The book presents 32 Passive House buildings located across California, including the first three in the Los Angeles Area. It documents how the Passive House Standard is being utilized to meet the carbon reduction and climate change goals. This book demonstrates how the Passive House Standard provides a reliable and well-documented path to construct and renovate buildings to meet our State’s Net Zero Energy targets. More than ever the Passive House Standard is the way to design, build, and retrofit our buildings in California.
PARAVANT Architects is excited to be featured in the book “Passive House Buildings - California’s Energy Future” with a new ground-up passive house building in Los Angeles/CulverCity.
September 23, 2016
PARAVANT Architects has designed the first new construction Passive House in Los Angeles. The project has received the Pre-Construction Certification and is now under construction in Culver City, CA.
The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy building that require little energy for space heating or cooling.
September 20, 2016
PARAVANT Architects designed a modern interpretation of an American Four Square multifamily residence. The two story building is located in close proximity to the University of California (USC) campus and is part of the University Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Los Angeles City Planning Department, Office of Historic Resources. During the HPOZ public hearing this week the board members approved the certificate of appropriateness.
September 13, 2016
On September 10th, 2016 The Wende Museum, its board of directors and the City of Culver City celebrated the groundbreaking of the Armory, the Museum’s new home. The event took place in front of the new main entrance to the new museum campus designed by PARAVANT Architects and consultants. This gathering of contributor’s marks the starting point for the transformation of this building.
July 16, 2016
June 27, 2016
June 10, 2016
March 21, 2016
February 28, 2016
PARAVANT Architects provided architectural, interior design and retail branding services for the new Pronto Income Tax “Business Center” in West Los Angeles. The office space planning provides additional flexible work stations and meeting areas for business client dialogue and consultation
February 17, 2016
PARAVANT Architects work is featured in the book “New Eco Homes” by Manel Gutiérrez published by HarperCollins Publishers. This book presents sustainable homes from around the globe that showcase the newest innovations in environmentally minded home design. “New Eco Home” is found on the book review section of “Architectural Digest”.
January 2, 2016
PARAVANT Architects wishes you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2016. We will be changing our appearance with a new and fresh look. You will see the changes take place over the coming weeks.
July 18, 2015
May 8, 2015
The Court Yard House in the Pacific Palisades is moving swiftly forward. Currently contractor Winters-Schram Associates is framing the second floor of the building.
March 18, 2015
November 9, 2014
Twenty five years ago the Berlin Wall fell. Even after a quarter century the events of November 1989 are still very fresh. I remember watching in Berlin the famous international press conference unfolding live on the East German television channel initiating the fall of the wall in the same night. I will never forget being at Checkpoint Charlie that historic day. Berlin and the two Germanys were overcome with a euphoria of joy.
The new Wende Museum in Culver City, California is a project very near to our hearts, as all three of our partners were in Berlin or Germany during this turning point. It is a great honor for us at PARAVANT Architects to be part of the Wende Museum and to be invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We would like to thank The Wende Museum, the City of Culver City, the German Consulate and TASCHEN for hosting this great event.
November 7, 2014
May 22, 2014
The Wende Museum has received comprehensive plan approval for their new exhibition and research center at the Armory in Culver City, California. Greater Los Angeles area based, PARAVANT Architects have developed and prepared the schematic design, design development and comprehensive plan submissions for this new, one of a kind, international museum project.