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Office

We believe in the strength of the idea. We have a passion for materiality and details. We craft architecture that is ultimately informed by the act of building.

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LAB+ Architects is a Los Angeles based full-service architecture and design office. We are passionate about the creative process and offer a full range of professional services to guide a client’s project from ideation and planning through construction. All projects have different project forces, needs and parameters, and we tailor fit our services to every project. Recognizing that even with the most attentive and accountable professional services, the true measure of success is the project’s ability to contribute to the betterment of the built environment comprised of the personal, social, cultural, environmental and functional conditions that shape our daily lives. At LAB+ Architects, we bring an insatiable appetite for ideation, conceptualization, and crafting poetically uplifting and materially rich designs from inception to the last technical detail. We actively resist the expediencies and temptations of trends in favor of strategic and timeless solutions that can best position our client’s investment, objectives and work/lifestyle well into the future.

Services offered: site selection consultation, land-use analysis, urban analysis, project budget analysis, regulatory code analysis & interpretation, entitlement services, site & building programming, site & building planning, site & building design, modeling & visualization, technical coordination, technical documentation, plan check services, construction phase services, small scale predevelopment & development services.

 

Process

Attuned to both historical perspectives and contemporary demands, we approaches each project strategically and methodically. Our process considers all facets of a complex equation from conceptual underpinnings to pragmatic necessities.

Sound planning results in excellent functionality, performance and design

We research, analyze and synthesize various project forces to deliver executable strategies that result in smart solutions and unique results, mindful of strict client and project demands.

We ensure accountability at all stages of the architectural process

Tireless pursuit of bespoke design solutions through iterative processes, sophisticated technical knowhow and an efficiently and well managed project delivery process embody our dedication to providing outstanding work and professional services.

Teamwork is essential for success

A core LAB+ tenet – Teamwork is fundamental and necessary in order to achieve the best possible outcome for any project. We seek the active participation and input of the client, project stakeholders and our trusted consultants, to tailor unique and intelligent solutions to each new design challenge.

 

Andrew Liang


Andrew is an architect, educator, and the Founder of Liang Architecture Bureau+ (LAB+ Architects). He brings over 25 years of experience and a depth of professional knowledge to the office. Andrew received his Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture from USC and Columbia respectively. His professional training was gained in the offices of Richard Keating of KMJR, Peter Eisenman of Eisenman Architects and Harry Wolf of Wolf+. He previously co-founded the award-winning Los Angeles-based firm Studio 0.10 Architects and alongside practice, throughout the decade of the 90s, he was the proprieator and director of Form Zero Architecture Books + Gallery, a well recognized and respected venue for critical architectural discourse in Los Angeles. In addition to professional practice pursuits, Andrew was passionately involved in academia where he was an Adjunct Associate Professor at the USC School of Architecture. For more than 15 years he served as a faculty of the school and taught both undergraduate and graduate level architecture and urbanism courses. From 2009-2013 he was the Director of the school’s Asia Architecture and Urbanism (AAU) program spotlighting architecture in the rapidly metamorphosizing and urbanizing Chinese cities. His professional work has earned local and international recognitions and is widely published. Andrew brings to each project a drive for perfection, and with his deep passion for research and craft he oversees all aspects of the architectural process. Andrew fully believes that enduring architecture must contribute to the betterment of the built environment and reflect its time with confidence, criticality and rigor. Andrew’s work embodies his philosophy that timeless design is a delicate balancing act and requires the synthesis of progressive vision and historical perspective, guided by clarity of ideas without succumbing to radicalism or veering toward whimsy. Andrew is a registered architect in California, has served as a juror in various international competitions, contributed papers and articles to architecture journals, lectured on the topic of Chinese cities and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California State Park Foundation.