We're excited to formally announce that Karin Liljegren, our firm’s founder and principal, has been elevated to the AIA's prestigious College of Fellows. Each year since 1952, AIA leaders have recognized a tiny subset of members for their exceptional contributions to the field of architecture. Karin was commended for elevating the architect’s role in urban revitalization and for creating a nationally applicable model in the practice of adaptive reuse.
If you're curious about how preservationists and adaptive-reuse architects balance historic aesthetics with long-term usability, sign up for the Trading Notes webinar on May 22, run by our friends at The Architect's Newspaper.
Our own Karin Liljegren, FAIA, will be joining Richard Southwick, FAIA, LEED AP, and Frances Halsband, FAIA, as they discuss their approach to projects, with lessons applicable to interventions all over the world.
The design features of where we work (and how) have never been more discussed than they are today. Our founding principal spoke with Bisnow about how architects are making the best of a tough situation by anticipating the future of adaptable and safe workplaces.
Introducing our latest project: Interstellar!
Opening a restaurant isn't easy, no matter the timing. Opening one right now takes serious courage—and support. Located in a prime site in Santa Monica, they've not only launched, they’re up and running for takeout and delivery!
We recommend the branzino ochazuke with a drink from their excellent beer selection.
If you’ve got access to a 3D printer, you might consider joining the huge effort underway to fabricate facemasks for use at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, which is treating COVID-19 patients. The masks they're making are shown pre-assembled above.
Accessing amenities within a pool enclosure is once again possible! Omgivning’s successful collaboration with LA County officials allows developers and designers to improve how millions of people experience pools in LA, all while improving safety.
Rooftop and open-air pools in Los Angeles used to allow people to freely go from the pool to the bar. However in 2016, barriers around pools became required additions, impeding easy access to and from the pool amenity areas. These pool enclosures were due to an LA County-issued interpretation of the state code for pool enclosures.