AN Interior 50

Aranda\Lasch is named in AN Interior’s Second Annual top 50 interior architect and designer list of 2019.

“These emerging and established firms from all corners of the United States demonstrate novel and exciting approaches that push the envelope in how we inhabit residential, hospitality, retail, and workspaces.”

“With close attention paid to the fabrication process, geometry and material meet in the clean spaces designed by Aranda\Lasch.”



ArchDaily anounces new Drawing Codes exhibition at Cooper Union

“The exhibition will feature 24 experimental drawings by firms such as Aranda\Lasch, Höweler + Yoon, and Outpost Office. The artists were challenged by the curators to consider at least one concept that expands on the notion of “code” in design and representation. A strict set of rules was enforced, including black and white media, and limiting the drawing to two dimensions.”

Niall Patrick Walsh, “Exhibition Images explore how Coding can Impact Architectural Representation.” ArchDaily. 3 January 2019, Accessed 3 January 2019.


Valextra Bal Harbour store is featured in Dezeen.

“Valextra is rooted in its Milanese history, the detailing of their products is unparalleled in its execution, they are sophisticated in their understatement but at the same time sensual in their colours and patterns.”

Eleanor Gibson, “Milanese palazzos inform Valextra’s Miami store by Aranda\Lasch.” Dezeen. 2 January 2019, Accessed 2 January 2019.

Architect Newspaper Award

Valextra stores receives Honorable Mention from The Architect’s Newspaper for the 2018 Best of Design Award for Interior — Retail

Editors, “2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Retail.” The Architects Newspaper. 14 December 2108, Accessed 14 December 2018.

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest features the Valextra Bal Harbour store.

“We really wanted to channel that Milanese heritage, and so we started looking at the streetscape in that city, and we found that there are these very interesting transitional spaces in Milan, especially in the palazzos… The transition from the street to the domestic interior is through these really beautiful thresholds, which are immaculately detailed with stone.”

Keller, Hadley. “Aranda\Lasch Creates a Kaleidoscopic Riff on Italian Palazzos for Valextra’s Latest Store.” Architectural Digest.  13 November 2018, Accessed 13 November 2018.


Sarasota Museum of Art Lecture

Chris Lasch and artist Terrol Dew Johnson give a talk at the Sarasota Museum of Art titled, Reimagining Ancient Beauty.

Chris Lasch of design studio Aranda\Lasch and Terrol Dew Johnson, artist and co-founder of Tohono O’odham Community Action (TOCA), collaborated to produce a collection of experimental baskets and woven constructions that engage the traditional art of basket weaving while extending that tradition through new methods. The collaboration explores algorithmic design as a continuum stretching from the latest computer-aided techniques in design and architecture, back through the creative traditions of one of the world’s oldest art forms: weaving and basketry. Come join us as Lasch and Johnson share insights on the work and their decade-long collaboration that re-imagines an ancient material practice within the contemporary world. Thursday 26 October 5:30pm

Sarasota Museum of Art Lecture

Chris Lasch lectures at the Sarasota Museum of Art with Aaron Betsky in TOWARDS EXPERIMENTAL ARCHITECTURE.
The School of Architecture at Taliesin is an academic community where students learn by experimentation to figure out how we can make our built environment more sustainable, open, and beautiful. Join Aaron Betsky and Chris Lasch of the School of Architecture at Taliesin as they trace the origins of experimental design education and where it might lead in the future. Thursday 25 October 6pm

Valextra Interview

Our interview with the incomparable Valextra. Such an incredible brand.

“We are inspired by the world and its lack of easy solutions. We use design to ask questions. Designing has allowed us to set up a discovery process that opens us up to new ideas, we see where they take us, we are honest about our prejudices.”



Pratt Lecture

Benjamin Aranda lectures at Pratt on Thursday, September 20 at 6pm in Higgins Hall Auditorium for the inaugural Pratt Sessions lecture this fall—part of the School of Architecture Lecture Series:

We are pleased to welcome Benjamin Aranda from Aranda\Lasch and Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu from the Oyler Wu collaborative to continue our discussion on New Architectural Mediums. Aranda and Oyler Wu are firms with numerous trajectories of practice ranging from architectural design to product design and collaborations with fine artists. Each has been similarly lauded, included in seminal exhibitions. They are both actively building and are committed educators. They represent an increasingly vibrant strain of architectural practice which affords a multitude of formats for exploring and discovering one’s “Project.” They are brought together in the Pratt Sessions series due their mutual and overlapping interests in drawing: its aesthetics and its practices. Ultimately, their work questions the extent to which we still “draw” and opens up new modalities of understanding the medium of drawing.

AN Interior 50

Aranda\Lasch is named in AN Interior’s inaugural top 50 interior architect and designer list of 2018.

“While these architects’ and designers’ talents certainly go beyond interior work, they are deftly pushing the boundaries of residential, retail, workplace, and hospitality spaces and cleverly reimagining the spaces we inhabit.”

“Truly experimental, Aranda\Lasch explores pattern and fabrications as easily as space and form.”


The New York Times

Another Circle featured in article about Exhibit Columbus in The New York Times:

“That people have vastly different interpretations of art and design was not lost on Mr. Aranda. “One of the most interesting things about doing the project here is that it’s deeply divided politically — it’s purple,” he said. “You have to shoot for a universal message, and that’s more challenging.”

The atomization of the elements in “Another Circle” seemed to reflect the trajectory of design — and the rest of the culture — since the days of soaring, confident, Saarinen-style modernism.

As Mr. Aranda put it: “The world is broken. What do we do with the pieces?””

Loos, Ted. “Columbus, Ind., Renews Its Big Design Legacy” The New York Times. 19 August 2017, Accessed 18 August 2017.

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