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It starts with an impossible idea that meets focused creativity
and converts into great result

We are Ketter Designs

A group of seasoned architects and designers whose passion flows through every aspect of the projects we produce. Our design and production knowledge draws on decades of experience and across various markets and locations. We specialize in understanding our clients’ needs and delivering visualized concepts that exceed expectations.

Ketter Designs is a full-stack architecture and design agency committed to delivering concepts that work for real people in the real world. Our architects take a client-focused approach to deliver big ideas and state-of-the-art, quality designs for everything from modern mixed-use buildings to innovative retail centers.

Meet Our Team

Boaz Miodovsky

Boaz Miodovsky

Managing Principal

Boaz Miodovsky
Boaz Miodovsky

Managing Principal

The son of a prominent Los Angeles architect, Boaz learned design, construction and development at an age when most people are still learning to drive. By the time he was 24, Boaz had worked his way up to Executive VP of Construction and Development, assuming full control of both the development and construction affiliates of Kozar Properties, Inc. As co-founder of Ketter Construction, Inc., Boaz combines his expertise of architecture, interior design and development with his extensive knowledge of construction to offer a unique “one-stop-shop” experience. A hands-on executive, Boaz has been called a “visionary,” a designer and developer known for creating viable solutions to seemingly intractable problems. His authoritative understanding of both design and construction disciplines allows Boaz to communicate effectively across the continuum of any project, and his affable nature has created harmony out of the occasionally discordant process of commercial development. Boaz has overseen projects as wide-ranging as affordable housing developments to luxury Beverly Hills condominiums. He designed and developed the first buildings constructed over the existing subway tunnel in Koreatown and brings his unique perspective and onsite problem-solving skills to every development in which he is involved. In all, Boaz has personally managed and executed real estate projects totaling more than $300 million, ranging from custom single-family homes to large-scale commercial and mixed-use projects. Boaz lives in Mar Vista with his wife and two daughters. He is active in the Mar Vista Neighborhood Council and the Great Street Program, and he serves as a board member at A Kid’s Place.
John Friedman

John Friedman

Partner/Senior Architect

John Friedman
John Friedman

Partner/Senior Architect

With an illustrious architecture career that spans decades and continents, John brings his expertise to Ketter Designs as a partner and Senior Project Manager/Architect, a position that allows him to do what he does best: Coordinate large-scale projects, manage robust teams of designers and exceed clients’ expectations. A seasoned architect and manager, John’s uses his practical industry knowledge to answer clients’ questions before they’re asked. John’s uncanny ability to anticipate clients’ needs has been described as “fortuitous,” as he draws on his experience directing international, large-scale projects to predict and resolve potential challenges before they become obstacles. John trained at the highly competitive California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, School of Architecture and Environmental Design, whose commitment to hands-on learning prepared him to tackle real world projects, problems and solutions right out of the gate. He spent 10 years at Gruen Associates in Los Angeles, then took a position at Maxwell Starkman and Associates, Beverly Hills, where he became a VP and spent eight years leading the industry in the design and construction of shopping and retail centers. At his own firm, GFBA Architects (founded in 1989), John master-planned projects all over the world including a hotel in Casablanca, a resort in Cabo San Lucas and a small city in Israel called “Lev Ha Negev.” His proactive approach with clients and ability to control multiple entities at once allows him to ensure that projects come together harmoniously. John’s creativity extends well past architecture. In his spare time John likes to draw single panel comic strips, many of which have been published in specialty trade publications. John lives in West Hills and has two grown children and four grandchildren.
Oded Miodovsky

Oded Miodovsky

Head of Design

Oded Miodovsky
Oded Miodovsky

Head of Design

Mercedes Spina

Mercedes Spina

Office Manager

Mercedes Spina
Mercedes Spina

Office Manager

Detail oriented and deadline driven, Mercedes is everything you’d expect in an experienced bookkeeper and more. With a strong background in accounting, a bachelor’s degree in economic science from Universidad de Buenos Aires and 15 years of bookkeeping experience, she manages everything from preparing financial reports to producing balance sheets under tight schedules and with masterful precision. Mercedes prides herself on precision and punctuality, keeping Ketter Construction’s expense and income records up-to-date and error-free. Since 2014, she has used her accounting knowledge to conduct thorough financial reporting, rigorously preparing materials that enable speedy and accurate accounting. Originally from Argentina, Mercedes moved to the U.S. with her husband, a sound engineer, in 2005. She joined Ketter Construction in 2014 and has enjoyed gaining further knowledge and experience on the job. Mercedes lives in Burbank and enjoys spending all her spare time with her husband and two sons. She looks forward to pursuing her CPA.
Alexis Dahan

Alexis Dahan

Project Coordinator/Manager

Alexis Dahan
Alexis Dahan

Project Coordinator/Manager

Naturally outgoing and a born people-person, Alexis brings her innate sociability to facilitate relations between Ketter employees, clients and city workers. Known for her cheerful attitude and infectious zest for life, Alexis is an energetic presence at Ketter Designs. As a Project Coordinator, Alexis acts as a liaison between clients and Ketter company representatives, filling in gaps where necessary and ensuring that no small detail goes unaddressed. In an industry where many people begrudge a “middle-man,” Alexis endeavors to alleviate pressures by finishing projects ahead of deadline and completing tasks before being asked, even while juggling up to 25 projects at once. Alexis balances a mind for business with a passion for working with people. She studied economics at UC Santa Cruz and business management at community colleges in and around Los Angeles, earning an associate’s degree in economics. She is currently living in Sherman Oaks and studying business management with an emphasis in human resources at California State University, Northridge.
Paul Granados

Paul Granados

Project Manager/Draftsman

Paul Granados
Paul Granados

Project Manager/Draftsman

Possessing the valuable combination of skill mastery and versatility, Paul comes to Ketter Designs with five years’ experience as a Draftsman and a readiness to complete any task that comes his way. Harnessing a lifelong long love of drawing, Paul left a career as an Aerospace technician to return to school and pursue a rewarding career that incorporated his artistic sensibilities. At ITT Technical Institute, Paul mastered various drafting tools and platforms while learning techniques for architecture as well as mechanical and civil engineering. After earning his associate’s degree, Paul worked at N.E. Designs Inc. as a Draftsman for 4 and a half years before joining the Ketter team. At Ketter Designs, Paul uses designers’ final concepts to create full sets of architectural plans for Ketter Construction projects. His keen eye for detail allows him to prepare designs for approval and implementation and make necessary corrections while interfacing with city workers to ensure that no additional changes need to be made. Paul appreciates the value of receiving feedback and putting it into effect. He prides himself on his ability to compromise, ensuring that each Ketter Construction job is completed to the highest standards. Paul is a native Californian, born and bred in the San Fernando Valley. He currently lives in Palmdale with his wife and five-year-old son.
Juan Carlos Claros

Juan Carlos Claros

Draftsman

Juan Carlos Claros
Juan Carlos Claros

Draftsman

With more than 32 years’ experience in architecture and design, Juan brings valuable leadership and inextinguishable passion to Ketter Designs. For Juan, architecture is much more than a career; his job is “his life.” Prior to joining the Ketter team nearly four years ago, Juan completed the competitive architecture program at the University of San Simón in Chochobamba, Bolivia. He then relocated to the United States where he has been for the last 20 years. As one of Ketter’s chief architects, Juan supervises architectural plans for all of the company’s many projects, including aligning blueprints and verifying compliance with fire regulations, ADA standards and other city codes. A natural leader, Juan supervises Ketter’s qualified team of designers and drafters on a variety of simultaneous multi-unit projects from commercial units to apartment buildings. Juan appreciates the value of teamwork, believing that differing ideas and multiple perspectives enhance the quality of projects and improve results. Juan lives in North Hollywood with his wife and is the proud father of two college-aged children who are currently pursuing their own careers. His son is studying physical therapy and his daughter, following in his footsteps, is studying architecture at the University of San Simón.
Lizeth Marin

Lizeth Marin

Drafter

Lizeth Marin
Lizeth Marin

Drafter

Not content to practice her trade in just one country, Lizeth relocated from Mexico to the U.S. to bring her years of drafting experience to Ketter Designs. After studying architecture for five years at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) in Juárez, Lizeth had a brief stint in New Mexico before advancing her architecture career as a valuable member of the team Ketter Designs team. As a Drafter, Lizeth is responsible ensuring accuracy in Ketter’s various building project plans and carrying out necessary corrections. She is deeply committed to the success of her projects, not just in the drafting stage, but at every phase of the construction process. In her three years at the company, Lizeth has honed her skills in design and drafting, becoming an expert in residential and commercial construction and supporting Ketter Design’s commitment to producing flawless results. Lizeth lives in Inglewood where she loves cooking, spending time with her husband and doing art projects with her daughter. In addition to continuing her career at Ketter Designs, she is working toward becoming licensed architect in the state of California.
Lulu Jiminez

Lulu Jiminez

Receptionist

Lulu Jiminez
Lulu Jiminez

Receptionist

A Valley Girl in the best sense of the word, Lulu is a self-described social butterfly whose gregarious, fun-loving and service-oriented nature contributes to the warm atmosphere at Ketter Construction that both clients and employees have come to enjoy. At Ketter Construction, Lulu helps keep the office running smoothly by combining her love of people with an eagerness to please. She enjoys interacting with clients and colleagues and takes pride in her ability to get along with all types of people and anticipate their needs. Lulu is the office gatekeeper. She works hard to maximize Ketter’s productivity while helping to make a lasting impression on everyone who walks through the door. In addition to managing Ketter Construction’s high volume of incoming calls, mail and more, Lulu has implemented tracking and filing systems to help increase office efficiency and organization. Originally from Guadalajara, Lulu was raised in Lake Balboa where she currently resides. She is studying criminal justice at Valley College and hopes to transfer to California State University, Los Angeles.