EC3’s team reflects the multi-cultural fabric of Los Angeles, as well as our core value and commitment to fostering a rich and diverse office culture. Edwin Chan is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), while EC3 is a certificated 100% Minority Owned Business.
Our team is a collaborative and supportive ecosystem guided by Edwin Chan’s direct involvement and participation in all phases of the projects. Our open and flexible team structure encourages all team members to have direct interactions with each other, leading to a more integrated process between the design and execution of the project.
Edwin Chan founded EC3 in 2013 with the mission to empower architecture's role in supporting arts and culture and fostering a deeper connection between the built and natural environments. In his 25+ years of experience with projects of diverse scale and program, he has led a team of over 100 architects and oversaw three million sq-ft of construction across four continents.
Edwin was a Design Partner at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles from 1988 to 2012. During this time, he played an instrumental role in the creative direction of firm’s most celebrated projects, including Opus, a luxury residential tower in Hong Kong, China; the Human Resources Building for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland; and the counseling center for Danish Cancer Society in Aarhus, Denmark, amongst many others.
Edwin’s career-long commitment in designing building for the arts culminated with the Fondation Louis Vuitton for Creation in Paris and the groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His final museum projects at Gehry Partners - the transformation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and the concept design for the Luma Foundation in Arles, opened in the summer of 2021.
Edwin Chan received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, and Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He has lectured in the US and internationally; and has served as visiting professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Southern California, UCLA, and was appointed the Howard Friedman Visiting Professor of Architectural Practice at University of California at Berkeley in 2012. Among Edwin’s many awards and distinctions is the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Republic of France, and a Graham Foundation award. Edwin Chan a member of NCARB and is licensed in California, Texas and New York. He is fluent in English, Chinese (Cantonese), and French; and has travelled to all seven continents.
Our Key Team Members include:
(in alphabetical order)
Fatima leads the coordination between the project team and client, consultants and contractor from Concept Design through Construction Administration to ensure the project’s execution meets EC3’s design intent and the client’s expectation. Before joining EC3, Fatima has diverse professional experience on high-end residential, mixed-use and religious projects in Boston, Paris and Morocco. In addition to architectural work, Fatima is also active in research and has organized several exhibitions. Fatima is a native of Morocco and studied architecture in Paris at l’école d’architecture de la ville et des territoires Paris-Est and in Boston. She speaks fluent English, French, and Arabic.
Ghalib is skilled in variety of software and fabrication techniques. He plays an integral role in coordinating the workflow between the physical design models and their digital documentation. Before joining EC3, Ghalib has worked on multi-family residential, large-scale institutional and commercial projects in the New England area, with experience in historical preservation, sustainability, and addressing unique code and accessibility requirements. Ghalib is born in Jordan to Palestinian parents; and studied architecture in Boston. He is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Peter has worked on diverse building types and programs that encompass master planning, residential, hospitality, as well as developing virtual reality experience. For Atlassian Workplace in San Francisco, he worked closely with the design team, client, consultants and contractor from the development of design concepts through construction documents and construction administration. Peter currently leads the design and coordination for the multi-phase mixed-use development Orchard Park in Meridian, Idaho; and is collaborating with artist Piero Golia on the “Longest Stair” sculpture for an international art collector’s Beverly Hills estate. Peter is a native of New York City; and studied Fine Arts (B.A.) at University of Colorado in Boulder and Architecture (M. Arch.) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). His previous experience also includes the exhibition design of “Mike Kelly : Kandors 1999-2011” at the international gallery Hauser & Wirth; and as studio assistant for internationally renowned artist Thomas Demand.
Kyle is proficient in advanced 3D modeling and is instrumental in the documentation of the design and coordination with the project team. Since joining EC3 in 2017, he has contributed to the design process of various projects including the Google Green Loop, Dalang Cultural and Sports Center Competition, DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION Exhibition, Atlassian Workplace, and Core City Habitat, amongst others. Kyle’s international background encompasses working at multinational architectural firms in Beijing and Sydney, where he gained experience in large-scale sports, hospitality, and urban master plans. He studied architecture (B. Arch) at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) and completed his graduate studies at the Architecture Association in London. In addition to his architectural work, Kyle also plays a key role in EC3’s business development, office operation and administration.
Jordan works closely with Edwin Chan and the client on the development of design concepts, and coordinating with the consultant team to ensure the project's documentation and execution reflect the design intent. Jordan has played an instrumental role in the design for the Google Green Loop, DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION Exhibition, Atlassian Central Tower; and currently leads the design and coordination of Core City Habitat. Before joining EC3 in 2015, Jordan was project architect at the multi-national architectural and engineering practice AECOM, with experience in commercial, tall buildings, institutional, and professional sports facilities for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. Jordan is a native of Michigan; studied studio arts (B.A.) from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, and architecture (M. Arch.) from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) with Thesis Merit Award. In addition to architecture, Jordan’s interests also include photography and architectural research. His independent work has been featured in several exhibitions and publications.
Arturo has experience in woodworking and fabrication of museum-quality exhibitions. He plays an integral role in EC3’s hands-on design process, developing the design concepts using physical models and coordinating the digital models with the consultant team. Before joining EC3, he has worked on high-end residential, mixed-use, academic and institutional interiors in Texas, as well as participating in the research and development of renewable energy systems in regions of Arizona. Arturo is a Texas native and a graduate of UT Austin; he is fluent in English and Spanish.