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PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS

  • Roger P. Kurath, M. Arch, Assoc. AIA / SIA
  • Licensed Swiss Architect
  • 2021
  • Award of Merit Winner 2021, Best Custom Home over 8,000 sq.ft.: 58th Gold Nugget Awards for Zumirez Villa in Malibu, CA
  • 2020
  • Best of 2019: Recipient of Marina del Rey Award Program
  • 2019
  • "SRF - SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION" July-August 2019 Swiss Documentary Series about Swiss living in Los Angeles, 5 episodes
  • 2019
  • "Sarganserlaender" Swiss Newspaper, Issue July 9, 2019, Publication about Swiss National TV Show participation
  • 2018
  • "NZZ RESIDENCE" Swiss Newspaper, Magazine Cover Special Luxury Issue, November 2018, Publication "Black Beauty", Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2018
  • "SWISSPEARL ARCHITECTURE" Magazine, Issue No. 27, "Black Villa" Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2018
  • "MORE THAN DESIGN" Magazine, Issue No. 24, "Black Villa" Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2018
  • "OPEN CONCEPT HOUSES", Book Publication, written by Francesc Zamora, Mid-Century Remodel, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • 2018
  • "RAUM UND WOHNEN" Swiss Magazine, No. 4, Issue April/May 2018, "Black Villa" Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2017
  • "LOS ANGELES TIMES", Hot Property, Celebrity and Luxury Homes
  • 2017
  • "www.DreamhomesMagazine.com", Dream Home in Los Angeles
  • 2017
  • "Silver Lake Blog", Ultra Modern Stunner in Echo Park Hills
  • 2017
  • INTERNI “Architecture Work in Progress Worldwide, Design*21, Project: CAR-House, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • 2016
  • INTERNI “Architecture Work in Progress Worldwide Design*21, Project; DG Villa, Malibu, CA
  • 2014
  • “www.modernhometours.com” August, 2014, The Promise of Prefab / Q&A with Roger Kurath, online publication, Project; Grewal Residence, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • 2013
  • “The Hollywood Reporter” July, 2013, Project; Stephen Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 2013
  • “Los Angeles Times” May 29, Home of the Week in the Business section, page 11 Project; Stephen Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 2012
  • “Raum und Wohnen” Magazine, Issue April 2012, Publication House in Vilters, Switzerland
  • 2012
  • LEICHT” Book, Architecture and Kitchen, Issue March, Book Publication for Tatami House in Marina del Rey, CA, pages 68-85 and House in Vilters, Switzerland, pages 48-67, Leicht Kuechen AG, Waldstetten, Germany
  • 2012
  • “Dwell” Magazine, Issue Dec/Jan 2012, Publication Tatami House in Marina del Rey, CA, pages 46-52
  • 2011
  • “Schoener Wohnen” Magazine, Issue November 2011, Magazine in Germany, Publication Tatami House in Marina del Rey, CA
  • 2011
  • “Schoener Wohnen” Magazine, Issue November 2011, Magazine in Germany, Award 10 best homes design: Tatami House in Marina del Rey, CA
  • 2011
  • Speaker at: Green Campus Week in Washington D.C. in December, Roundtable Net Zero Energy Campus, Swiss Embassy, Touring local universities and meetings with senior staff
  • 2011
  • Speaker at: Ecobuild America in Washington D.C., Convention Center, 2011 National Institute of Building Sciences annual meeting
  • Ecobuild Seminar: Prefab and Net Zero Building Presentation
  • 2011
  • Speaker at: Ecobuild America in Washington D.C., Convention Center. 2011 National Institute of Building Sciences annual meeting
  • Ecobuild Seminar: Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainable Buildings: Theory and Practice
  • 2011
  • Speaker at: Light House / Urban Development Institute (UDI)
  • Networking Breakfast Joint Session, Collaboration with Swiss Business Hub in Canada, Swiss-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver
  • 2011
  • Speaker at: Innovation event with Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver, November 29, Platform to highlight innovation in the green building sector
  • 2011
  • Publication in the Milas Gazete in Turkey, Presentation in Turkey
  • 2011
  • “Sarganserlaender” Newspaper, Issue August 30, 2011, Publication Prefab multiple family home in Flumserberg, Switzerland
  • 2011
  • “Dwell on Design LA”, Guest Speaker, June 2011 on the Dwell sustainability stage, Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011
  • “Dwell on Design LA”, Westside Home Tour, June 2011, Featuring Tatami House in Marina del Rey, CA
  • 2010
  • Ecobuild America Conference, Guest Speaker, December 6 2010 in Washington, D.C
  • 2010
  • Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 2, Publication Concrete House in Santa Monica, CA
  • 2010
  • Best Custom Home Under 5000 Sq. Ft. Award, PCBC Award of Merit Honors in Recognition of Excellence for Prefabricated Concrete House, Santa Monica CA
  • 2010
  • World’s Greenest Homes Episode: Eco Deep House, TV-Show aired January 21, 2010, Channel Planet Green, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2009
  • GRAND AWARD Winner 2009: 29th Annual Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards, For Concrete Panel House, Santa Monica, CA, Presented and given in Washington, DC on October 8, 2009
  • 2009
  • “Builder” Magazine Publication, October 2009, page 54, For Concrete Panel House, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009
  • Publication in “Hochparterre” No. 10, Swiss Magazine for Architecture and Design, October 2009, pages 50-51, by Lilian Pfaff, Makineni Residence and Townhomes in Long Beach, CA
  • 2009
  • University of Applied Sciences, Chur, Switzerland, Lecture / Guest speaker, opening exhibition night, October 2, 2009
  • 2009
  • World’s Greenest Home Series, TV-Show, Toronto, Next Film Productions Inc., film-shoot May, 2009, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2009
  • Ljubljana-based HISE Magazine, special awards issue No. 53, May 12, 2009, Some of the best single-family house projects realized/completed anywhere in the world over the past two years
  • 2009
  • Best House Design, February 16, 2009, The best collection of prefabricated modular residential projects
  • 2009
  • “Architecture+Kitchen” , Book publication, pages 98-115, LEICHT Kuechen AG, Waldstetten, Germany
  • 2008
  • “1000xArchitecture of the Americas”, page 561, Verlagshaus Braun, Germany
  • 2008
  • “Dwell on Design LA”, Guest Speaker, June 2008, Convention Center, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007
  • “Contemporary Prefab Houses” , Book Publication on pages 218-225, Daab gmbh publication, Cologne, Germany
  • 2007
  • “Schoener Wohnen” Magazine“, Issue November 2007, Publication Concrete House in Santa Monica, CA
  • 2007
  • House of the year 2007 Award by “Schoener Wohnen”, Magazine in Germany, July 2007, Concrete House in Santa Monica, CA
  • 2007
  • Venice Art Walk, Private Homes & Art Collections Tour, Special Exhibit, Glass Residence, May 19, 2007
  • 2006
  • CASH-TV, Switzerland “sendung 559”, TV-Portrait about Roger Kurath Swiss Architect in Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2006, Switzerland
  • 2006 .
  • Publication in “944” Magazine, October 2006, Page 68, On the market, Concrete House in Santa Monica, CA
  • 2006
  • Linda Immedio “Green without envy”, LA-WEEKLY, September, 2006, page 36-40, Centeno Residence, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2006
  • Frances Anderson “Off the Grid”, dwell Magazine, September, 2006, page 89-92, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2006
  • Guest Speaker “what is sustainability?” Sustainable LA , July 15, 2006, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2006
  • Santa Monica Green Home Tour, 3rd annual AltBuild, alternative building materials & design expo, Stockman Residence, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2006
  • CA BOOM 3 “The West Coast independent Design Show”, March 23-26, 2006, one of 10 leading prefab designers/manufacturers, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2005
  • Susan Freudenheim “spreading the word”, Los Angeles Times Magazine, September 25, 2005, page 40-42, Reitz Residence, Culver City, CA
  • 2005
  • Steve Irsay “Family gets okay to develop Temple Lot”, Grunion Gazette “Long Beach’s favorite community Newspaper, May 26, 2005, page 3A-4A, Makineni Residence and Town homes, Long Beach, CA
  • 2005
  • UCLA Guest Critic, Prof. Juerg Lang, Spring 2005, Second Semester March.1, Final Critic for Studio “Urban Living”
  • 2004
  • UCLA Lecture “Prefabricated Steel / Concrete Houses”, Prof. Juerg Lang, Fall 2004, Second Semester March.1, Stokman Residence, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2004
  • UCLA Guest Critic, Prof. Juerg Lang, Fall 2004, Second Semester March.1, Final Critic for Studio “Single Residence Venice Beach, CA”
  • 2004
  • UCLA Alumni Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, Ward Residence, Marina Del Rey, CA
  • 2003
  • University Munich, Germany “Living at the Beach”, Lecture / Field Trip with Prof. Silvia Braun Dipl. Ing. Wiss. Assistentin, Ward Residence, Marina Del Rey, CA, Ryffel Residence, Marina Del Rey, CA and Stephen Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 2003
  • Architektin Silvia Braun. “Excursion nach Los Angeles“, Architekturbuchhandlung L.Werner Muenchen, Germany, June 2003, page 4+5, Ward Residence, Marina Del Rey, CA and Stephen Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 2002
  • Jil Peters. “Perceived Space,”, Sunset Magazine, September 2002, page 128, Kelsey Residence, Hollywood, CA
  • 2002
  • Friedbert Landkammer. “Roger Kurath, der Architekt fuer das Besondere Design”, Neue Presse, July 3, 2002, page 9, Stephen Residence, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • 2002
  • Jil Peters. „Plastic chairs indoors,“, Sunset Magazine, May 2002, page 148, Kelsey Residence, Hollywood, CA
  • 1999
  • Denise Nicholls. „Viva la Esperanza,“, River Journal, December 28, 1999, page 9, Hempstead Commercial Building, Idaho, USA
  • 1998
  • Awarded Third Prize, „Genetic Bastards, Architecture in the Forth dimension”, Germany, in Partnership with Graft Design, Los Angeles / Berlin (Germany)
  • 1997
  • Awarded First Prize, “IKEA (Furniture Manufacturer)”, Studying Abroad at UCLA, CA Granted SFR. 50’000.-, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1997
  • Awarded First Prize, “Paula Ruef Foundation”, Outstanding Accomplishment for Progressive Architecture in Switzerland, Granted SFR. 10’000.-, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1997
  • Awarded First Prize, “Swiss Government”, Grant for Studying at UCLA, CA Granted SFR. 30’000.-, Bern, Switzerland
  • 1996
  • Awarded Second Prize, “High-School and Sport Center” in Trimmis, Switzerland, Partnership with Juerg Erni, Architect ETH/SIA, Chur, Switzerland
  • Published “Werk Bauen und Wohnen”, September 1996
  • 1995
  • Awarded Third Prize, “Retirement Center in Untervaz, Switzerland, Partnership with Juerg Erni, Architect ETH/SIA, Chur, Switzerland, Published “Werk Bauen und Wohnen”, September 1995
  • 1994
  • Awarded Third Prize, “Powerplant in Ilanz, Switzerland, Partnership with Juerg Erni, Architect ETH/SIA, Chur, Switzerland, Published “Werk Bauen und Wohnen”, September 1994