Architect of Note

Zoltan E. Pali

Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, is the creative energy and driving force behind the firms’ award winning designs. In 1978, Mr. Pali began his architectural career, and 17 years later in 1995 he founded SPF:a. He has a degree in design from the University of California Los Angeles, and much experience in the construction industry.
Before the founding of SPF:a, Pali worked for VCA, and Solberg and Lowe Architects, as well as collaborating with case study Maestro, and Protégé of Craig Ellwood, and Jerrold E. Lomax. In 1990 Pali joined up with partner Judith Meda Fekete, and five years later formed what is now SPF:a.
Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a) is a los Angeles based architecture firm specializing in clients and projects that require a high level of design sensitivity, technical expertise, and hands-on principal involvement. The studio houses an award-winning design team, and one of the world's most accomplished technical documentation workshops. SPF:a design awards range from Architecture Magazine's Home of the Year Award (2003) to the AlA National Honor Award [2005] for the design of the Somis Hay Barn. Projects range in size and scope from 5,500 square foot private homes to the 300,000 square foot Getty Villa Museum, and include education, preservation, residential, institutional, commercial, and health care facilities. The SPF:a team is energetic, cooperative, and diverse. Currently 30 people strong, individual architect experience ranges from entry-level to over 24 years. Architects use a full complement of technological
resources to produce rigorously accurate work, including the latest versions of computer-aided
drafting and three-dimensional visualization software. Possessing a background and affinity for
fine art and design, SPF:a principals have built a fully modernized 2,200 square foot art gallery space into the firm's corporate offices. MODAA (Museum Of Design And Architecture) regularly features the work of local artists, exploring the relationship and dialogue between art and architecture.


Notable Work


·    James Hotel
·    LACMA West
·    Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
·    Sinai Akiba Academy
·    El Roble Residence
·    Sharpe Residence
·    Caverhill Residence
·    Croft & Willoughby Condominiums
·    Flight Base Operations
·    Westgate Condominiums
·    Museum of Design Art + Architecture (MODAA Loft Building)
·    Wilson Restaurant, Getty Villa Museum renovation
·    UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing
·    Somis Hay Barn
·    Dubai Private Villa
·    Beuth Residence
·    Brosmith Residence
·    Virgin Megastore
·    Oshry Residence
·    Pantages Theatre Restoration
·    Greek Theatre Expansion & Renovation
·    California Spine Center

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