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About Us

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A R C H I T E C T U R E   O F   A R T  +  C O N S C I E N C E

Practicing locally and globally, we are a highly focused collaborative studio, committed to building sustainable architecture of art and conscience. Designing artistically inventive projects that are situated in both their time and place, we search for elemental solutions to complex architectural and urban problems, using common means to achieve uncommon results.

 

A r c h i t e c t u r e     o f     A e s t h e t i c s

We bring a unique aesthetic vision to all of our projects. Our innovative designs exhibit a consistent aesthetic elegance. This is apparent at all levels of our work, from our comprehensive conceptual thinking to our drawing of the smallest detail.

 

A r c h i t e c t u r e     o f     C o n s c i e n c e

Recognizing that ethically valid architecture must provide for both the individual and the community, we tap our artistic impulse to create architecture that encourages public participation. Our strategy of inclusion is reflected in the success of our designs for many distinctive populations. Our firm is a 100% Woman Owned Business.

 

A r c h i t e c t u r e     o f     R e s e a r c h

In order to achieve artistic results on the tight budgets typical of the public sector, our office is a laboratory of inventive ideas that reflect our culture today. We add architectural value to all of our projects by building sustainably.

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L O U I S E     B R A V E R M A N     F A I A

A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, Louise Braverman established her namesake practice in 1991. Her work has been widely published and recognized by her peers, resulting in her early selection as an Architectural League’s Emerging Voice and elevation to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects. She regularly contributes to the field by serving on design award juries including the 2017 AIA Chicago Design Awards, the 2016 and 2012 Chicago Athenaeum GOOD DESIGN Awards, the 2016 Fellowship for the Civita Institute, and the 2014 AIA National Housing Awards. Recently she was invited to present the work of her firm at the 2016, 2014, and 2012 Venice Architecture Biennales. She expressed how Venice amplifies her artistic impulse in her essay for JoAnn Locktov’s 2016 book, Dream of Venice Architecture.

 

Louise has lectured about her architectural perspective both nationally and internationally at a variety of prestigious institutions including Columbia GSAPP, Parsons School of Design, The Plan Magazine Perspective USA Lectures, Yale School of Architecture, Yale Club, CUNY, the Cosmopolitan Club, AIA New York Chapter, Chicago Archeworks, Ryerson School of Architecture in Toronto and International UIA Istanbul Congress in Turkey.

 

Louise supports programs that foster inclusion in the field by participating in such diverse panels and programs as the 2015 An Inclusive Edge panel at the Chicago Architecture Biennale, the 2014 Principled Design panel at Art Basel Miami, and the 2014 video, Voices from Venice.