Author: Lydia Lee

Space Share

A San Francisco firm known largely for its conceptual work redesigns a workplace on a shoestring budget—and then is invited to move in with the client.

Prep School

A scrappy little organization in downtown Los Angeles provides an alternative path into top architecture schools.

Sister Tract

In Denver, a convent becomes the locus of an unconventional community development.

Random Acts of Architecture

By combining classic modernism with a less predictable approach, the San Francisco–based firm Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects creates the ultimate art collectors’ house.

The Shield

A noisy freeway inspires an ingenious sound wall for an affordable-housing complex in Silicon Valley.