Scott Strumwasser
Tash Rahbar
Farid Pars

principals

The principals are involved in every phase of the project. Dedicated to satisfying the specific needs of each client, they have acquired a reputation for excellence and sensitivity in creating unique spaces, and have received significant individual recognition for their contribution to the field. The Enclosures team has won historic preservation awards and their work has been featured in House Beautiful, Los Angeles, Sunset and Preservation Magazine.

philosophy

Enclosures Architects is a service organization dedicated to innovative design, 100% client satisfaction and a determination to closely oversee the progress of each project from conception through successful completion.

services

Enclosures Architects offers a variety of architectural services, including:

Consultation | Project Planning | Commercial and Residential Architectural Design | Interior Design | Furniture Design

Enclosures Architects provides this wide range of services to ensure that every client, large or small, is offered a holistic approach to their architectural needs, guaranteeing thorough and comprehensive results. In addition, we utilize state-of-the-art computer design tools to facilitate precise, accurate drafting and expedient design.

33 years (1995 - 2018)

Celebrating the 33 year anniversary of Enclosures Architects is an event that elicits considerable pride for both Tash and myself. As students studying together at SCIARC many years ago, it seems inconceivable that together we established an architectural practice whose success is now part of a 20 year legacy.

That legacy includes the many wonderful clients, associates and supporting professionals we have come to know. These relationships mean a great deal to us. We look forward to sharing a promising future with every one of you.

If there is one shared trait that helps explain our success it would have to be determination.

We are determined to continue listening very carefully which is the key to understanding and realizing our client’s needs and desires.

We are determined to continue considering all possibilities with each and every decision we make.

We are determined to continue making you more satisfied than you ever thought possible.

We are determined to continue ensuring that our experiment is also your discovery.

We are determined to continue sharing our pride in undertaking this privileged journey.

Successful Architecture is much more than erecting an intriguing building. It is the process of creating a place capable of impacting your most fundamental feelings and thoughts. When this place allows you to thrive and flourish, a spirit emerges that can triumph over every challenge and realize all of life’s many possibilities. If we have had any small part in this achievement, we have done our job.

awards & publications

Enclosures Architects is very proud of our publications and awards. Recognition of our efforts is both satisfying and a measure of our consistent attention to making each project something for which client and Architect find delight and joy.

Our projects have been featured in art, architecture and home design journals. Awards have come for both our contemporary and preservation work and are particularly gratifying as they represent not only local attention but national recognition as well

enclosures architects

With offices in Los Angeles and Ventura, California, the principals and associates of Enclosures Architects have been providing Architecture and Design services for over twenty years. Combining experience, innovation and personal care, our work emphasizes client participation and smoothly coordinated project development.

Making use of both building technologies latest advancements and the numerous benefits associated with sustainable design, we offer a variety of architectural services including consultation, residential and commercial design and interior and landscape design.

our process

Successful Architecture is the result of a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of countless issues involving many professional disciplines, governmental approvals and client participation

At Enclosures Architects, our main aim is to exploit a method of design that will yield numerous alternatives that, when distilled, will ultimately produce a building that represents a rich collection of all participants becoming something far greater than the sum of the parts.

Such an approach is demonstrated most succinctly in what we call process

Scott Strumwasser A.I.A. Architect

Scott Strumwasser is an Architect, Design Professional and founding Partner at Enclosures Architects, an award-winning Architecture and Design firm with offices in Los Angeles and Ventura California specializing in commercial and residential architecture. Mr. Strumwasser, a member of the American Institute of Architects, has a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. His firm has completed projects throughout California, Florida, Washington DC and Arizona.

Now in its 30th year, Enclosures Architects has completed numerous projects that are a part of redevelopment efforts in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Culver City California. His firm’s work has been widely published in Art, Architecture and Design journals throughout the country. Although accomplished and enthusiastic in it’s pursuit of contemporary architecture, the firm has been awarded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its renovation and restoration work. Mr. Strumwasser’s firm is also a member of the USGBC, The United States Green Building Council, the nations leading organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

Mr. Strumwasser served as a panelist on the City of Los Angeles’s Westside Urban Forum’s “Urban Street Design” Discussion Series. He received commendation by the City of Culver City for his work as a Professional member of the Design Committee charged with preparing Conceptual plans for Culver Boulevard, the city’s western gateway. The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architecture featured Mr. Strumwasser’s residential work in their Home Tour Program.

Tash Rahbar A.I.A. Architect

Tash Rahbar is an Architect, Design Professional and founding Partner at Enclosures Architects, an award-winning Architecture and Design firm with offices in Los Angeles and Ventura California specializing in commercial and residential architecture. Ms. Rahbar has a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Her firm has completed projects throughout California, Florida, Washington DC and Arizona.

Ms. Rahbar wears many hats at Enclosures Architects. In addition to her role as partner in the firm and as the Design Principal for all of the firm's commissions, she provides comprehensive interior design and landscape design services. She has always seen these disciplines as an integral part of each and every project and has been able to translate this integration into many award-winning and published projects.

Identifying her client’s practical requirements and ultimate vision for a project has always been critically important to Tash’s pursuits within the design field. For Tash, transforming those more technical requirements and the less tangible vision for the project into a vibrant and creative solution is what gives Architecture passion and meaning.

Farid Pars Associate

Farid Pars is a graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington with a master’s degree in Architecture. Advanced computer skills and a contemporary design aesthetic make him a valuable addition to Enclosures Architects. Farid joined our team in the beginning of 2015 and is currently assisting Enclosures Architects in all aspects of design and production and is contributing his considerable talents to a variety of projects in the office.

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ENCLOSURES ARCHITECTS
SCOTT STRUMWASSER TASH RAHBAR
ARCHITECTURE . INTERIORS . LANDSCAPE . SUSTAINABILITY
Since our inception, we have persued a design
aproach that systematically incorporates the
fundumental tenats of sustainable and
resource responsible design
The choreography of a building's interior is the
glue that binds Architectures to its users. We aim
to provide an environmental that both sooths your
soul and compliments your daily life.
As a natural extension of a building's architecture,
we at enclosures see the development of the site
and the useful creation of the sorrounding
property as a prime opportunity to integrate all
elements of design.
Since our inception, we have persued a design
aproach that systematically incorporates the
fundumental tenats of sustainable and
resource responsible design