Omgivning Wins Low Rise LA Design Competition

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Omgivning and landscape architects Studio-MLA were announced as winners in a first-ever competition, the Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles design challenge.

Organized by the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Christopher Hawthorne, the Chief Design Officer for the City of Los Angeles, the new design competition asked “architects and landscape architects to imagine appealing and sustainable new models of low-rise, multi-unit housing.” Low Rise Competition Winner Omgivning Patio Out of nearly 400 local, national, and international submissions in four design categories, the team of Omgivning and Studio-MLA emerged as the only team to win twice: first place in Fourplex and second place in Subdivision. That's two of the four categories. Details on the categories, jury members, as well as the community-engagement listening sessions required for all entrants, can be found at

Congrats to the entire team that worked on this project!

Karin Liljegren
Albert Escobar
Shahr Razi
Taylor Carlin
Joel Chappo
Nikki Brown
Randi Robins
Andrew Lords
Alexander Prictoe
Norella Carboni
Yukie Takeshi
Cassie Thomas

Studio MLA
Dawn Dyer
Amy Kaplin
Ian Miller

Additional Coverage
Los Angeles Times
Architectural Record
Architect's Newspaper
Bloomberg/City Lab

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