ITZEN Architects Inc.

ABOUT

Founded by award-winning architect Jana Itzen, AIA in 2011, ITZEN is led by husband and wife team, William and Jana.

Prior to starting ITZEN, both spent over 10 years contributing to award winning projects at firms local to Southern California and abroad.

ITZEN Architects Inc. is a full service architecture design firm rooted in the great city of Santa Ana, CA.  We are focused on creative collaboration throughout each stage of a project and believe architecture should be thoughtful, exciting, forward thinking and FUN.

  Jana S B Itzen | AIA    role:  President/CEO and cofounder of ITZEN  education:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture  resume:  LPA, Inc; KTGY Group and Ferrier Baudet Architects  other roles:  AIA California Council - Vice President / President Elect; and the fantastic mother of 2.  where do you find inspiration:  In quiet reflection, or wandering down unfamiliar streets  favorite city:  London, love the urban environment of old mixed with new. There’s something about a city on a river.  enjoys:  Outdoor activities with her boys, trying new red wines  Santa Ana spot:  All the vacant warehouses and offices along south main street - waiting for the perfect renovation vision  has been known to…  try new unusual hairstyles… sacrifice comfort for fashion.

Jana S B Itzen | AIA

role: President/CEO and cofounder of ITZEN
education: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture
resume: LPA, Inc; KTGY Group and Ferrier Baudet Architects
other roles: AIA California Council - Vice President / President Elect; and the fantastic mother of 2.
where do you find inspiration: In quiet reflection, or wandering down unfamiliar streets
favorite city: London, love the urban environment of old mixed with new. There’s something about a city on a river.
enjoys: Outdoor activities with her boys, trying new red wines
Santa Ana spot: All the vacant warehouses and offices along south main street - waiting for the perfect renovation vision
has been known to… try new unusual hairstyles… sacrifice comfort for fashion.

  William Itzen | AIA    role:  Principal and cofounder of ITZEN  education:  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture; Stanford University - Virtual Design & Construction Certificate  resume:  LPA, Inc.; Mark J. Paone, AIA and PGAL  other roles:  father of 2 delightful rascals.  where do you find inspiration:  Open air stairways, the repetition and expanse allow for easy thinking  favorite city:  New York - I learn every time I visit. new insights, new cultural experiences, new questions  enjoys:  Puzzling creations in technology, Spring Training baseball, skateboarding videos, and getting lost in art galleries  Santa Ana spot:  Hopper & Burr and Red Hill Cafe  has been known to...  create mixed media artwork… write down his thoughts... enjoy a good whiskey.

William Itzen | AIA

role: Principal and cofounder of ITZEN
education: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Bachelor of Architecture; Stanford University - Virtual Design & Construction Certificate
resume: LPA, Inc.; Mark J. Paone, AIA and PGAL
other roles: father of 2 delightful rascals.
where do you find inspiration: Open air stairways, the repetition and expanse allow for easy thinking
favorite city: New York - I learn every time I visit. new insights, new cultural experiences, new questions
enjoys: Puzzling creations in technology, Spring Training baseball, skateboarding videos, and getting lost in art galleries
Santa Ana spot: Hopper & Burr and Red Hill Cafe
has been known to... create mixed media artwork… write down his thoughts... enjoy a good whiskey.

 

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