Homer Oatman has been involved in the design and construction of custom residential projects for over 35 years.  His work has been featured in Veranda, Architectural Digest, California Homes Magazine, and the Huffington Post.  In 2009 he founded Oatman Architects, Inc, specializing in the design of distinctive residential and hospitality projects around the world.
Prior to establishing Oatman Architects, Inc., Homer Oatman was a principal designer and partner at KTGY Group in charge of designing luxury custom homes and resort villas with projects in California, Arizona, Hawaii, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.  Prior to joining KTGY, Homer was the Director of Design for Custom Homes for the Irvine Company, overseeing the design review of its most prestigious custom home communities, including Shady Canyon, Crystal Cove, Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill and Pelican Point.
Homer received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA. While at UCLA he traveled extensively in France and Italy studying both contemporary and historical architecture. His design internship was with WATG, the renowned international resort design firm with projects around the world.
Passionate about historically accurate design and detailing, Homer  has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, compiling an extensive photographic archive of architectural imagery which provides the basis for the authentic traditional design and detailing of many of his projects.

Homer Oatman is a registered architect in the State of California, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.



Cory Adams' industry experience combines 10 years in construction management as well as over 10 years in architecture and engineering. Cory's love of architecture and design dates back to childhood summers spent on construction sites with his dad, learning the family business. Throughout his career, he has gained experience in structural design, as well as commercial and residential design and construction. His focus to learn all aspect of the business has provided him with a unique perspective on assuring that plans are buildable, functional and beautiful. From custom homes, to apartment buildings, to industrial towers and silos, to office spaces, Cory has a passion for seeing a project from conception to completion.
Cory has worked on several projects nominated for PCBC Gold Nugget Awards.  Cory studied Construction Management at Utah Valley University and Architecture at The University of Utah.

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Behtash Azar joined Oatman Architects as Project Designer in 2015, and he has propelled our design department to new heights with his innate sense of design and natural artistic ability, combined with excellent 2D and 3D graphic presentation skills.
Behtash Azar is a long time Southern California resident who graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California in 2005.  For more than 10 years, Behtash has developed design and construction documents for numerous award-winning projects across the United States and internationally, including Asia, South America and the Middle East. His experience includes master-planned communities; hospitality and resorts; multifamily, luxury single family, custom residences; and golf course communities. When he's not at work, Behtash enjoys hiking the back-bay in Newport Beach with his wife, dog and young son.

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Cathy joined Oatman Architects as an Accounting & Office Manager in June 2014. In addition to managing all financial aspects of the business and keeping the office running smoothly, she has created customized project cost tracking systems with task level detail to increase productivity and determine job profitability.

Cathy studied business administration, accounting, and finance at California State University, Fullerton.  When she is not working, Cathy contributes her time energy and expertise as Treasurer for the Southern California Region 85 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).