About Us

James Ehrenclou, AIA

James Ehrenclou’s residential projects encompass twenty-five years of private commissions which include renovations and restorations, additions and new construction for architecture and interiors in Southern California, as well as Virginia, New Jersey, upstate New York and New York City, and the Dominican Republic.

Since 1987, Ehrenclou has been the principal and lead architect of Ehrenclou Architects, a firm specializing in residential and small commercial architecture and as well as interior design.

Ehrenclou Architects has also completed numerous commercial projects in California and in several other states, which include executive office suites, medical offices and facilities, retail and manufacturing facilities. Current and recent projects include the design for The Guild, a high-end retail store, Chrome Hearts production facilities, private showrooms, and headquarters, the design for Rod Works, a vintage  automotive specialty store, and the design and development of a large resort in Little Harbor, Anguilla

Ehrenclou received his undergraduate degree in fine arts and his graduate degree in architecture from The Rhode Island School of Design. He studied furniture design and art at University of Vermont.

A Los Angeles resident, James Ehrenclou has served in many roles on the board of the American Institute of Architects for 15 years, both locally and at the state level. He has also served on the Crestwood Hills Architectural Committee.

For the last 12 years, he has been an instructor at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was awarded teacher of the year in 2010. He also teaches in the masters program in interior architecture at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona).

Ehrenclou designs furniture for clients’ homes and offices by commision. His work has been displayed in museums and galleries in California.