April 13, 2021

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November 11, 2019

5th CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy

Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+) designed by PARAVANT Architects is the “North American Finalist” and “National Winner” of the 5th CertainTeed Gypsum Trophy.

August 30, 2019

Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+)

Passive House LA+ (PHLA+), a recently completed home in Culver City, California, is one of the most advanced homes constructed in Los Angeles County. Achieving many firsts for a residence in the region, it is a Los Angeles certified Passive House, a Zero Net Energy home (ZNE), and among the first Passive Houses built in Southern California. PHLA+ is a project designed by PARAVANT Architects, and is strategically planned to showcase the back-end technologies and benefits of the Passive House International (PHI) building standard, including home health, extremely high efficient energy use, and sustainable building practices.

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Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+)

Passive House LA (PHLA+) located in Culver City, California. For more information about the project visit  PARAVANT Architects.

February 21, 2018

December 2, 2017

August 26, 2017


Construction of The Wende Museum building and sculptural garden at Veterans Memorial Park Culver City, CA are progressing. 

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

NEW BOOK | “Passive House Buildings - California’s Energy Future”

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

First Passive House in Los Angeles

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

American Four Square Los Angeles

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


New single family Residence  in collaboration with contractor WSA & RIMA in the Pacific Palisades has been completed.
Pacific Palisades Architect
Culver City Architect
Pacific Palisades Architect
Fusion House Design

June 27, 2016


Zero Energy Home | Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building receives building permit in Culver City, California. The construction of this highly efficient single family residence is schedule to start shortly.

Residential Remodel Manhattan Beach, CA

Remodel Manhattan Beach
Residential remodel and fa├žade renovation of an existing single family home located in Manhattan Beach, CA has recently received approval for construction by the Building and Planning Department.

June 10, 2016


Pacific Palisades ArchitectThe construction of the custom single family residence located in the Pacific Palisades / City of Los Angeles, California in collaboration with WSA & RIMA is close to completion.

March 21, 2016


Design concept for the remodel of a master bathroom in a West Los Angeles single family residence featuring a free standing soaking tub, steam shower, double vanity, chandelier and separate toilet room.
Architect West Los Angeles, Architect Culver City