California Modernism

         Recipient of the 2015 Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, EYRC Architects, Los Angeles, California, is internationally recognized for elegant design in a modernist spirit.  Residential designs are at the heart of the practice, which now encompasses commercial and institutional projects.  Sixteen houses are presented in the firm’s new book, Ehrlich Yanai Outside In: New California Modernism, the majority in Southern California and others near San Francisco, California, and Houston, Texas.  These designs are characterized by the fusion of powerful, simple forms, with the cultural, climatic, and contextual particulars of place.  Accompanying the drawings and luxurious color photography are sketches and source material that reveal the genesis of the design as well as the completed project.  

         Steven Ehrlich is the founding partner of EYRC Architects, today a nationally recognized firm with a practice encompassing institutional, commercial, and residential project.  Early in his career, Ehrlich spent six years living and working in North Africa, an experience that taught him the importance of the relationship between architecture and the culture and environment in which it stands.  That principle remains a core value of EYRC.  His work has garnered many awards, including the AIA California Maybeck Award and the AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

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