Studio Life

Holiday Party and Bike Tour 2013

Holiday Party and Bike Tour 2013

We welcomed in the new year at our annual Holiday Party at our Hercules Campus at Playa Vista project, equipped with bikes and enthusiasm. We toured the creative campus and visited several other Playa Vista sites, including the Central Park at Playa ...

Summer Family Picnic 2013

Summer Family Picnic 2013

We made our triumphant return to Yorba Regional Park for a celebration of summer, family, and hard-work on a balmy August day. In addition to great company, the day was complete with lawn games for all ages, a face painter, ...

Bike (Walk, Transit) Month

Bike (Walk, Transit) Month

  April showers bring May…bikers? May marked the start of Bike Month in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and we dropped the gauntlet to challenge employees to bike, walk, and/or take public transportation in place of a trip that would have ...


50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

On a warm autumn night filled with family, friends and memories, EPTDESIGN marked our 50 years of place-making in the Pacific Asia Museum courtyard. This very special landscape was designed over 30 years ago by one of our founding partners, ...

Crazy Hat Day!

Crazy Hat Day!

From flower pots and pirate gear to wild hair and homemade creations, EPTDESIGN-ers made the most of the Halloween spirit this year with our first “Crazy Hat Day.”  We cast votes and gave 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to the most creative, ...

Cross-Office Event

Cross-Office Event

EPTDESIGN held its 8th Cross Office Presentation at our Irvine Studio. This biannual event brings our two studios together to get to know each other and share our most recent projects and ideas. We began with the traditional storytelling of the ...


Ronald McDonald House of Orange County

Ronald McDonald House of Orange County

The Ronald McDonald house of Orange County offers a “home away from home” experience to the families of young patients receiving treatment at nearby Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). EPTDESIGN provided pro bono design services to create a quiet ...

Holiday Party & Tour

Holiday Party & Tour

In celebration of the holidays, EPTDESIGN spent an afternoon visiting a few of our projects in progress and enjoying a warm evening of dinner and games. The projects included a Beverly Hills residential garden and the West Hollywood Library landscape. ...

Summer Family Picnic

Summer Family Picnic

On this scorching summer day, we brought our families together at Yorba Regional Park for a family-style picnic and a day of good old-fashioned lawn games. Jennifer led the children’s events and Ben and Matt refereed the sack races, spoon ...


Back to Natives Tree Planting

Back to Natives Tree Planting

EPTDESIGN-ers ventured to Mission Viejo recently to assist in the habitat restoration of Jeronimo Creek.  Once a month the non-profit group Back to Natives meets to remove invasive plants, monitor habitat and plant native seeds from the fields along Jeronimo ...

Cross-Office Bike-O-Rama

Cross-Office Bike-O-Rama

EPTDESIGN-ers cycled over 17 miles around Pasadena and Alhambra for our last cross-office event. We visited landscapes we have designed recently and over the years — such as Caltech, the Alhambra, and many Pasadena residences — and stopped by iconic ...

PARK(ing) Day Gives Parks to People for a Day

PARK(ing) Day Gives Parks to People for a Day

The Los Angeles area has one fifth the amount of park land recommended by the National Park and Recreation Association. Two thirds of children in this area do not have a park within walking distance of their homes. National Park(ing) ...


Pecha Kucha Ignites a Studio-Wide Chit-Chat

Pecha Kucha Ignites a Studio-Wide Chit-Chat

Five years ago two Tokyo architects hosted the first Pecha Kucha Night to showcase the work of architects and designers in a cool, concise, and compelling format. Presenters each had only 20 seconds to show 20 slides – 6 minutes, ...

Jorge Goes Skydiving, Hair Remains Neatly Parted

Jorge Goes Skydiving, Hair Remains Neatly Parted

Jorge Gutierrez, one of our EPTDESIGN-ers, recently tested the air waves over the Los Angeles basin. Jorge has been long admired for his always perfect hair to match his stellar graphics ability. Here is a little video of Jorge’s ...