Art by Design

January 2014

“Space. That’s what fascinates me as an artist and architect. It’s what I live for.” Jeffrey Kalban shows remarkable skill at wrapping structures around living areas—as evidenced by designs including The Getty Center South Building, classrooms at Harvard-Westlake school or the sprawling, tree-shrouded Viewpoint School campus. The latter garnered his firm, Jeffrey M. Kalban & […]

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Art from a Different Angle

September 2013

Jeffrey Kalban is a name that anyone with even a passing familiarity with the world of contemporary architecture will recognize as an individual whose talent for structural design has graced numerous locations with aesthetic enhancements that meld form and function into practical fabrications that exude intrigue, beauty, and artistic awareness with delicate finesse. Although Kalban […]

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Home Court Advantage

March 2012

Life on the streets isn’t pretty, and the transition from a shelter to an apartment can be almost as rough. That’s less so, however, for those who make it to the subsidized Osage Villas in an area bordering South Central Los Angeles. The nonprofit PATH, which stands for People Assisting the Homeless, commissioned Jeffrey M. […]

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JMKA Named one of Top 50 U.S. Architectural Firms

May 2011

ARCHITECT Magazine, the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, in its annual ranking of The Architect 50, named Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates Architecture, Inc. the 41st best architectural firm in the United States for 2011. Factors upon which this was based include commitment to sustainability and design quality. -Architect Magazine

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A Perfect Match

May 2009

He’s built sophisticated campuses for Los Angeles’ most prestigious private schools, designed a building at the famed Getty Center and recently won an American Institute of Architect’s award for a spectacular beachfront home in Malibu. We couldn’t help but wonder, therefore, about architect Jeffrey Kalban’s own home in the San Fernando Valley: Does the creativity […]

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IBEW – Where Possibilities Begin

April 2009

Constructed of brick and a glass block cylinder harvesting natural light, IBEW has a timeless and contemporary exterior. Visit Pittsburgh Corning Case Studies.

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Yes, In Your Backyard

August 2008

When the new Midnight Mission homeless center opened a year ago in the heart of skid row, a flurry of media coverage suggested that the building was, well, just too attractive. The Christian Science Monitor reported that the $17-million center, designed by the local firm Gin Wong Associates, looked like “a new museum or corporate […]

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3434 S. Grand Avenue

August 2008

In terms of space for administrative, academics and related support functions, the University of Southern California was expanding, and needed more room and a better sense of operational efficiency. To that end, the university decided to renovate an existing warehouse near the main campus – the 3434 S. Grand Building – to provide space in […]

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Architect Has Grand Ideas

November 2007

As Jeffrey Kalban’s buildings take shape, he uses the analytical mind of an architect, eyes of a painter, hands of a sculptor and the ear of a maestro. The Sherman Oaks resident, principal of Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates, brings many tools with him to his West Los Angeles drawing board. Trained as an architect […]

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The Ultimate Sea Change

May 2007

What began as a bland ranch house is reborn as a distinctly modern dwelling. On a crowded stretch of Malibu coast, the new architecture gives owners their most coveted possessions: views and the illusion of privacy. Solitude may not be the first word that comes to mind for visitors arriving at the front door of […]

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Intervention – Time to Celebrate

April 2007

Congratulations go to Jeffrey M. Kalban and Associates Architecture. Last month, the firm receive a “special” AIA Housing Award for the headquarters of People Assisting The Homeless, a Los Angeles nonprofit providing social services and temporary shelter. The 40,000-square-foot 1960’s warehouse – in a stretch of Hollywood far from the paparazzi – was a disaster […]

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LA Architect – Compulaw

March 2007

In 2003, THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC) released an intriguing study on the performance of office workers that revealed a connection between exposure to natural light and a higher level of concentration. The study also concluded that workers with a view through a window performed their jobs better and reported fewer cases of fatigue and […]

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Built for Body and Soul

March 2002

Architect Jeffrey Kalban uses color and form for uplifting ends. To him, it’s his social obligation. You’ve seen my paintings right? So you know I like color.” That’s architect Jeffrey Kalban talking, and as any visitor who’s seen his geometric abstract canvases in his West Los Angeles office can attest, Kalban doesn’t simply like color. […]

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Home Court Advantage

March 2012

Life on the streets isn’t pretty, and the transition from a shelter to an apartment can be almost as rough. That’s less so, however, for those who make it to the subsidized Osage Villas in an area bordering South Central Los Angeles. The nonprofit PATH, which stands for People Assisting the Homeless, commissioned Jeffrey M. […]

Read More

JMKA Named one of Top 50 U.S. Architectural Firms

May 2011

ARCHITECT Magazine, the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, in its annual ranking of The Architect 50, named Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates Architecture, Inc. the 41st best architectural firm in the United States for 2011. Factors upon which this was based include commitment to sustainability and design quality. -Architect Magazine

Read More

Home Court Advantage

March 2012

Life on the streets isn’t pretty, and the transition from a shelter to an apartment can be almost as rough. That’s less so, however, for those who make it to the subsidized Osage Villas in an area bordering South Central Los Angeles. The nonprofit PATH, which stands for People Assisting the Homeless, commissioned Jeffrey M. […]

Read More

JMKA Named one of Top 50 U.S. Architectural Firms

May 2011

ARCHITECT Magazine, the official magazine of the American Institute of Architects, in its annual ranking of The Architect 50, named Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates Architecture, Inc. the 41st best architectural firm in the United States for 2011. Factors upon which this was based include commitment to sustainability and design quality. -Architect Magazine

Read More

A Perfect Match

May 2009

He’s built sophisticated campuses for Los Angeles’ most prestigious private schools, designed a building at the famed Getty Center and recently won an American Institute of Architect’s award for a spectacular beachfront home in Malibu. We couldn’t help but wonder, therefore, about architect Jeffrey Kalban’s own home in the San Fernando Valley: Does the creativity […]

Read More

Yes, In Your Backyard

August 2008

When the new Midnight Mission homeless center opened a year ago in the heart of skid row, a flurry of media coverage suggested that the building was, well, just too attractive. The Christian Science Monitor reported that the $17-million center, designed by the local firm Gin Wong Associates, looked like “a new museum or corporate […]

Read More

3434 S. Grand Avenue

August 2008

In terms of space for administrative, academics and related support functions, the University of Southern California was expanding, and needed more room and a better sense of operational efficiency. To that end, the university decided to renovate an existing warehouse near the main campus – the 3434 S. Grand Building – to provide space in […]

Read More

Architect Has Grand Ideas

November 2007

As Jeffrey Kalban’s buildings take shape, he uses the analytical mind of an architect, eyes of a painter, hands of a sculptor and the ear of a maestro. The Sherman Oaks resident, principal of Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates, brings many tools with him to his West Los Angeles drawing board. Trained as an architect […]

Read More

The Ultimate Sea Change

May 2007

What began as a bland ranch house is reborn as a distinctly modern dwelling. On a crowded stretch of Malibu coast, the new architecture gives owners their most coveted possessions: views and the illusion of privacy. Solitude may not be the first word that comes to mind for visitors arriving at the front door of […]

Read More

Intervention – Time to Celebrate

April 2007

Congratulations go to Jeffrey M. Kalban and Associates Architecture. Last month, the firm receive a “special” AIA Housing Award for the headquarters of People Assisting The Homeless, a Los Angeles nonprofit providing social services and temporary shelter. The 40,000-square-foot 1960’s warehouse – in a stretch of Hollywood far from the paparazzi – was a disaster […]

Read More

LA Architect – Compulaw

March 2007

In 2003, THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (CEC) released an intriguing study on the performance of office workers that revealed a connection between exposure to natural light and a higher level of concentration. The study also concluded that workers with a view through a window performed their jobs better and reported fewer cases of fatigue and […]

Read More

Built for Body and Soul

March 2002

Architect Jeffrey Kalban uses color and form for uplifting ends. To him, it’s his social obligation. You’ve seen my paintings right? So you know I like color.” That’s architect Jeffrey Kalban talking, and as any visitor who’s seen his geometric abstract canvases in his West Los Angeles office can attest, Kalban doesn’t simply like color. […]

Read More