Taking our cues from you, a rich process, particularly focusing on what is known, and what must be discovered and invented, can be orchestrated. We are passionate about drawing desire and dreams out of our constituents. Engaging stakeholders—staff, students, administrators, funders, neighbors, etc—in the design process can be a transformative “community building” enterprise in and of itself.
The creative process at LA fuses mixed media design methods: hand-drawn renderings and physical models with the latest two-dimensional and three-dimensional computer software to shape space in novel ways. LA encourages the exploration of materials and techniques to solve design problems through the use of our Research and Development (RaD) Room.
The use of physical and digital modeling is essential to the LA design process. LA explores the understanding of spatial relationships through models of varying scale, ranging from macro to micro. These models often serve as excellent promotional assets for clients in fund-raising and project clarification with investors involved.
The LA team actively researches the latest products, materials and building technologies. Staff is required to distribute the knowledge learned with other designers through a shared server folder and at weekly staff meetings. This type of research and information sharing assists all the design teams in staying on top of the latest trends in technology.
The integration of all of these methods allows LA to easily and effectively understand unique client needs. Integration of project investors is critical to the LA design process. Early engagement in this process assures all needs are met.