Lou Arencibia

Lou Arencibia

New York, NY US



Lou Arencibia, PLA, comes from a cross-disciplinary design background of architecture, landscape, and interiors. Originally trained as an architect, he entered the profession of landscape architecture in 2005 to further explore the relationships between the two disciplines. His academic experience combined with 15 years of professional experience has further reinforced these interests. He believes that the constant shift from macro to micro perspectives informs a richer, more complex dialogue between the two, positively impacting our built environment.

Prior to founding the studio, Lou worked at a variety of acclaimed architecture and landscape architecture firms, where he oversaw the design and development of major award-winning projects in the United States and abroad.

Most recently, Lou worked as a senior landscape designer at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York, an internationally acclaimed architecture and urban design firm. At BIG he led the landscape design of Audemars Piguet Hotel Des Horlogers in Le Brassus, Switzerland, currently under construction. Adjacent to the Musee Atelier, the project re-imagines the Audemars Piguet’s complex introducing a series of sloping roof garden terraces that lead to the large scenic valley of Vallee de Joux.



Office of Lou Arencibia, Principal

Office of Lou Arencibia is a Landscape Architecture and Urban Design studio. The studio engages in a process of research, analysis, and design to address the unique circumstances and complexities of contemporary landscapes. We strive to develop design solutions that center around the human experience, connect- ing people to their built environment.

Jun 2018 - current

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Landscape Architect

Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Land Collective, Brooklyn, Project Manager/Designer

Aug 2014 - Dec 2017
Nov 2008 - Jan 2010

Raymond Jungles, Inc., Miami, FL, US, Project Manager/Designer

Jan 2004 - Jan 2008

Rene Gonzalez Architect, Miami, FL, US, Junior Architect

Jan 2001 - Dec 2004

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