Our team takes an inter-disciplinary and collaborative approach
that draws on the experience and expertise of principals,
associates, architects, and designers.
Julie Eizenberg, FAIA brings design vision, leadership, and expertise in working with cities, non-profit agencies, institutions and private developers to generate inventive master plans and public places. She is an astute observer leading investigations that reshape the way we think about conventional building typologies. Her focus on the user experience, whether it is an individual, underserved community or the public at large brings an empathetic perspective that translates seemingly mundane programs into places of ease and generosity. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design and on the board of Public Architecture. Her most recent book, titled “Architecture isn’t just for special occasions,” offers more insight into the philosophy and work of a practice that aligns humanist values with inventive architectural form making.
Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, LEED AP leads the firm’s approach to regulatory and technical resolution. His strength with planning and code translate to unexpected opportunities at all scales of project development that propel signature solutions. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hank continues to lead the effort in integrated sustainable design. His community involvement and planning expertise include 7 years of service on the Santa Monica Planning Commission and ongoing voluntary advisory work for the City.
Brian Lane, AIA, LEED AP has overseen many of the firm’s award-winning community buildings, housing, mixed use and hospitality projects. He builds neighborhoods, drawing on experience that spans a range of project types for governmental, commercial, non-profit and private clients. His skills converged in the design of many award winning projects, most recently the 28th Street Apartments, which recieved a 2015 National AIA Honor Award. His visualization and graphics skills, combined with his planning knowledge, have enabled numerous cities and agencies to evaluate planning and urban design strategies. Recently, he has contributed to the dialogue on emerging ordinances that will aid housing production in Los Angeles and is frequently called upon to share his expertise in community forums and public programs.
Nathan Bishop, LEED AP focuses on conceptual design and entitlement phases requiring synthesis of client, city, and community stakeholder objectives to optimize design and development potential. Combining experience with a broad range of high-profile projects, he draws on exceptional visualization and communication skills to quickly extract the unrecognized potential of complex urban contexts. He also leads the firm’s effort in digital fabrication and new technologies. Nathan teaches and lectures in design, architectural history and theory, and cultural studies in universities across America.