Founded in 2002 by Don Empakeris, AIA NCARB, DE Architects AIA is an innovative firm which embraces a new urbanist philosophy, focusing on urban context and the relationship between the user and the built form. DE Architects AIA uses a team-centric approach to ensure excellence throughout the entire design and construction process. We thrive in both the public and private sector and are involved throughout the greater Los Angeles area, winning numerous awards for a wide range of building types, including non-profit public-funded housing, mixed-use residential/retail development, commercial, adaptive reuse, and interior design.