Ned Engs began his design firm in 1991 and has been practicing as Engs Architects DBA E4 Architects for over 20 years. He has built many projects in Los Angeles, Brentwood, Pasadena, Carpinteria, Seattle, Las Vegas and the Bay Area. Publications have included his addition to and remodel of a Carpinteria beach house featured in the book California Beach Houses, published in 1999 and in Coastal Living magazine. His remodel to his own residence was published in the Los Angeles Times, Sunset Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens. The design construction of the Corey-Helford Gallery in Culver City was featured in LA Architect and The Architect’s Newspaper. His remodel of a Pasadena ranch house was published in Sunset magazine. His addition and remodel to a West Los Angeles Spanish bungalow and an Altadena residence were featured in the same magazine.
His design for affordable housing has been included in the HOME HOUSE Project, a traveling exhibit and publication sponsored by the SoutheasternCenter for Contemporary Art. His design for a Firefighter’s memorial was featured in an LA Architect piece on movement. CITYWORKSLOSANGELES included FieldWorks, his design for a West Los Angeles Baseball park in its 2004 inaugural exhibit COMMUNITIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. Also in 2004, his design for a backyard shed was the winning entry in the Tool UP! Competition sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles.
Commercial work has included a 35,000 light industrial facility and a truck dealership in North Las Vegas, Nevada, offices for a Brentwood software company, interiors for Universal Music Publishing Group, Rondor Music Publishing International in West Los Angeles and privately owned Peer Music in Hollywood.
Ned’s formal education began at the University of Oregon where he earned his Bachelor of Science. He studied aboad at Denmark’s International Architectural Studies Program at the University of Copenhagen. At the Southern California Institute of Architecture, his work was published in Skala, he earned his Masters of Architecture.
Ned has served six years on the board of Dunn School, a middle and high school in the Santa Inez Valley. During his term he was named to the facilities planning committee which oversees the master planning of the school’s expansion efforts. He is also a member of the facilities committee at St. Paul the ApostleSchool.
He served as a board member and on the logistics committee of CITYWORKSLOSANGELES, an organization committed to providing architectural design and construction services to underserved portions of the community and real world experience to students of architecture and design. As a member of the logistics committee, he was responsible for identifying appropriate projects, selecting an educational institution to complete the work and overseeing the project to completion. Projects included TATE (Temporary Air Treatment Enclosure) and Gateway to LA – MTA Overpass.