Douglas S. Ewing, FAIA


Licensed Architect:
California, Lic.# C10728; Colorado, Lic.# 305637; Nevada Lic.# 5029; Texas, Lic.# 14273; Utah, Lic.# 6740531-0301

NCARB Certified # 43624

Professional Affiliations:
The American Institute of Architects

Doug Ewing began his career as a 17-year-old apprentice in the innovative and nationally known firm of Smith & Williams Architects in South Pasadena. Wayne Williams, a nationally known architect and recreational planner became his mentor. Williams provided opportunities for Doug to design and work on everything from recreational and resort planning to conceptualizing unique building types with unusual programmatic requirements. His notable creativity, problem solving skills and design skills were developed during this ten year period.

This experience instilled in him the belief that architecture should be an inquisitive and innovative process and influenced his belief that great design can take many forms. It reinforced his determination to excel first as a designer, not as a stylist and to strive for a widely divergent practice. Working within the realms of modernism, contextualism and rusticism keeps his work explorative, timeless and original. Since the founding of Ewing Architects in 1972 Doug has maintained a regionally recognized architectural practice known for its diversity of design and experience with numerous different project types. There is literally not a project type that he has not researched and designed.

In 2011 The Jury of Fellows selected Doug for elevation to Fellowship in The American Institute of Architects (FAIA) for his notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture. Doug's leadership and creativity in developing new design, technology, and methodology for heavy timber and log construction of recreational structures and entertainment environments greatly influenced the jury in his selection. Doug's work has been published in numerous magazines, books and on HGTV. He has received over 40 awards from the AIA, National, State, and regional organizations. He has lectured at numerous schools and universities including North Carolina State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo discussing design diversity, professional practice and heavy timber and log design, technology and methodology.

Doug has served as a Director on the Pasadena & Foothill AIA Board, as a juror on several AIA and Wood Awards juries, and as Examiner for the California Architects Licensing Oral exams. He has also served as a South Pasadena Planning Director and Design Review Board Member.

He has hosted AIA events and lectured at numerous architectural tours of his projects. He is Chairman of the Pasadena & Foothill Fellowship Committee and a member of the National AIA Committee on Design. His contributions and impact on the profession is undeniable.