The Value of Design Impact

We love designing projects that bring value to the community.  Highly designed spaces like theme parks, hotels, zoos, museums, and clubhouses are the type of projects that will be the cornerstones of their communities for generations.  Our goal is to design these spaces in such a way that people can come together to interact, reflect, and enhance the values of the community and culture itself.


Ninja Training


Ethos Architecture recently worked for LEGOLAND California Resort as principle designer for LEGO NINJAGO World, the family theme park’s newest land which features NINJAGO The Ride. For more information on NINJAGO World, visit: Legoland California's website.




Speed Surfing


Ethos Architecture recently worked for LEGOLAND WATER PARK as principle designer for Surfer's Cove, the family water park’s newest land. For more information on Surfer's Cove, visit: Legoland California's website.




A Real Life Underwater Adventure


Ethos Architecture recently worked for LEGOLAND California Resort as principle designer for LEGO DEEP SEA ADVENTURE, the family theme park’s upcoming land which features the DEEP SEA ADVENTURE ride. For more information on DEEP SEA ADVENTURE, visit:Legoland's press release for the project, and a video preview they released as well.




A magical resort for the whole family


Disney has long wanted to create a new resort at one of its most requested destinations, Hawaii.  The Disney Grand Hawaiian will be Disney's first major resort hotel not attached to a theme park.  However, in this case, the hotel itself might be classified as a theme park.  The hotel features a large volcano and waterpark in its central courtyard, amazing views to the beach, a world class restaurant, convention center, performance stages, a wedding garden and much more.

*Scott Holcomb worked on this project as a designer with WATG.  Architects Hawaii was the architect of record for this project.


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An Anchor for the Community


The City of Laguna Hills proposed a plan to create a world class sports park and community center within an existing manufactured drainage basin.  Although ambitious, this development would soon become the jewel of the city, and a treasured asset for the entire community.

The Laguna Hills Community Center houses a large dividable multi-purpose space for everything from banquets, to weddings, to dramatic stage plays.  A computer library lets anyone coming in do research on the web; and children's classrooms, and protected play areas, allow the kids to explore the site's many historical artifacts in safety.  In addition to this, the community center offers a 20,000 square foot gymnasium and physical activity room that brings hundreds of visitors in every week to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year.

Across the site of the building are numerous sports fields, including soccer and baseball fields, as well as a skate park and roller hockey rink.  There are several facilities for having a picnic or bar-b-que, and there is a large children's park sporting rock features, fountains, and huge themed jungle gyms.  Throughout the building and the site runs a paleontological and dinosaur theme.  This was inspired by the large numbers of fossils found on the site, and serves to remind us of the history of the site, and our responsibility to preserve it for generations to come.

*John Bates is the architect of record for this project.  Scott Holcomb as a job captain while working at John Bates Associates. David Volz Design was the Landscape Architect.  Photography by Ethos Architecture.



An Island of Paradise


Khassa Rah is a monumental project, incorporating a 100 acre lifstyle center, a mariana, a 5-star hotel, in addition to two 7-star resorts on man made islands, in the beautiful atolls of the Maldives. Our project (one of the 7-Star resorts), included designing luxurious beach villas, island villas, water villas, as well as exorbitant arrival buildings, restaurants and health clubs.  Everything about this project was of the very highest quality, and creativity was encouraged to the upper limit of feasability.

*Scott Holcomb worked on this project as a designer for WATG.


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The Perfect Getaway


This 20,000 square foot clubhouse, perched on the hilltop between the first and eighteenth holes, commands amazing panoramic views of the Black Gold Golf Course and the beautiful rolling hills of Yorba Linda.  This two story facility includes a luxurious banquet hall, with a full service commercial kitchen, catering everything from weddings to fundraisers.  It also has a first class pro shop with everything for the novice to the avid golfer, and an upscale bar for post-game lounging.  Downstairs there is a snack bar, cart barn, as well as men's and women's locker rooms for the convenience of the golfers on their way to, or back from, this award winning golf course.

*John Bates is the architect of record for this project.  Scott Holcomb worked on this development as a Job Captain while working at John Bates Associates. Photography by Ethos Architecture.