We are passionate about design and passionate about making. It’s a continuum, from sketchbook to life drawing to the RaD Room. It’s all under the aegis of architecture and practice. Making is a primal pleasure. If you provide the techniques, everybody gets giddy making something. It’s being stimulated by the stuff you create, the pleasure of making it, and the ability to share. Everybody can get fortified in different ways. Our Artist in Residence program is a testament to this CULTURE OF CREATIVITY.
 
We have completed design work on the Keck Institute for Space Studies at Caltech where the agenda is to create a sanctum for creative, revolutionary scientific dialogue and dreaming about the future of interplanetary travel.  Its mission is to bring world class scientists from decidedly diverse, even clashing, disciplines together. They understand the creative process and its centrality to great science. We do too.
 
For LA, the arts and sciences are profoundly inseparable. We are expert and preoccupied with notions of how we learn and how we train ourselves in meta-cognition, that is, how to access the left and right side of our brains as needed to be great learners and doers.

Contributing to Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraising event at the Herman Miller Showroom, Lehrer Architects designed:

conCATenate

definition:  linked together

Origin of CONCATENATE

Middle English, from Late Latin concatenatus, past participle of concatenare to link together, from Latin com- + catenachain

First Known Use: 15th century


A cat space, made of linear processional elements in ascent.

Cats like to climb and rest and nestle.  conCATenation takes a simple, extruded white angle and at once LINKS them together to shape space in light, creating an object of delight for cats and people.

 

Dimensions: 42”w x 42” x 50”

Materials: 16 gauge sheet metal and artificial turf

All components are fixed

Photo Credit: Gary Crawford