New York, NY
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects)
is a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL Architects engages a diverse range of work, from large scale academic and cultural buildings to interiors and speculative research projects. LTL Architects realizes inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials.
LTL Architects is the recipient of the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale. LTL Architects was included in the inaugural National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt in 2000. Their work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The principals are co-authors of two books, the monograph Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Situation Normal....Pamphlet Architecture #21 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998).
In 2009, LTL Architects was selected by the New York City Department of Design and Construction to participate in the Design and Construction Excellence Program. LTL Architects is currently completing work on Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas and the Administrative Center for the Claremont University Consortium in California. Notable past projects include Bornhuetter Hall at the College of Wooster, the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, Villa 93 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, and Xing Restaurant (recipient of the 2007 James Beard Award for restaurant design.) LTL Architects' principals teach at Princeton University, Columbia University, and Parsons The New School for Design.