Firm Overview

Laguarda.Low Architects is an award-winning, international practice with the essential mandate of seeking a pure methodology toward the process of design. With over 80 design professionals in New York, as well as abroad in Beijing, China and through the affiliate office of Laguarda.Low + Tanamachi in Tokyo, Japan, LLA shares an extensive knowledge of a diverse range of project types through a proven degree of experience. Ranging from Master Plans to Mixed-Use projects of varying scale and program, the work and experience of Laguarda.Low spans across four continents and continues to evolve. With the central idea of placing emphasis of design first through an inclusive process of developing ideas and possibilities, LLA is void of the undermining tendencies and bureaucracy that occur within the traditional practice. As such, the body of work that has been developed since the firm’s inception contains a strong lineage of high-level design that is not defined through the eyes of a single aesthetic but rather a clear viewpoint that is rich with contextual, cultural, and programmatic understanding.