We are a team of architects, observers and thinkers that mine the commonplace to engage people and context.
A collaborative process led by Principals Hank Koning, Julie Eizenberg, Brian Lane, and Nathan Bishop draws on the pragmatic and strategic to unravel convention and find opportunity hiding in plain sight.
The firm’s well-known body of work has been published extensively both in the US and abroad, and has earned over 100 awards for design, sustainability and historic preservation.
ulie Eizenberg, AIA founding Principal, brings design vision and leadership to the firm’s wide range of projects. Julie is an astute observer and institutional iconoclast leading investigations that reshape the way we think about the architecture of everyday life. Under her and partner Hank Koning’s lead, the firm has earned more than 90 awards for their projects, including 25 AIA awards, the 2009 AIA California Council Firm of the Year Award, and the 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design.
Hank Koning, FAIA, FRAIA, LEED AP’s vision and creative thinking have driven the firm’s approach to the technicalities of projects big and small. As a founding Principal, he brings thorough material, sustainability, constructability, cost and code knowledge to building and site designs that evolve into sensible and practical solutions which are, at the same time, extraordinary. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Hank continues to lead the effort in integrating sustainable design ideas into quality design. His community involvement and planning expertise is evidenced by his 7 years of service on the Santa Monica Planning Commission and his award of 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the practice of architecture.