Founded in 1995, Michael Maltzan Architecture is an architecture and urban design practice committed to the creation of progressive, transformative experiences that chart new trajectories for architecture, urbanism, and the public realm.
Led by Michael Maltzan, the Los Angeles-based practice is dedicated to the design and construction of projects which engage their context and community through a concentrated exploration of movement and perception. The practice’s collaborative studio culture is focused on developing partnerships across disciplines to integrate sustainability and architectural form.
The practice has been recognized with five Progressive Architecture awards, 42 citations from the American Institute of Architects, and the Rudy Bruner Foundation’s Gold Medal for Urban Excellence. This body of work has been featured in a number of international publications including Architecture, Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Artforum, A+U, Domus, Blueprint, GA Houses, Lotus, Newsweek, Mark, Metropolis, and The New York Times. The projects have also been exhibited in museums worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Vitra Design Museum. Monographic exhibitions have been featured at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Carnegie Museum’s Heinz Architectural Center with an accompanying monograph entitled Alternate Ground.