Lecture by Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, September 26, 2013


The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by
Lorcan O’Herlihy, Founding Principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA], Los Angeles, on Thursday, September 26, 2013.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM in the Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus,
OTIS College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045.

The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or email Architecture/Landscape/Interiors@otis.edu for more information.

Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, is the Founding Principal of Los Angeles-based Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA].
Since LOHA’s inception in 1990, founder and principal Lorcan O’Herlihy has sought opportunities to engage the ever changing complexities of the urban landscape, embracing the role of architecture as a catalyst of change.

In 2004 the Architectural League of New York selected Lorcan as one of eight “emerging voices” in the United States. In 2009, he was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellow of the AIA. Lorcan’s commitment to design excellence in comercial, educational and residential projects has earned him national and international recognition, including the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Firm of the Year Award and recent nominations for the 2013 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, the 2013 Marcus Prize, and the 2011 AIA National Firm of the Year.  LOHA’s work has been recognized in exhibitions and publications across the globe.

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] is committed to engaging the complexities of contemporary society. Our architecture takes place within real world politics. LOHA approaches our work with ruthless optimism, questioning preconceptions while embracing project parameters. We believe that pragmatics can inspire a creativity that is at once resourceful, authentic and profound. We steep our work in rigorous exploration and we improvise; we pair poetry with reason to achieve essential solutions. We are driven to execute. LOHA builds out ideas with the conviction that architecture can transform the communities and context in which we work. 


top: photograph of Lorcan O’Herlihy by [LOHA]
bottom: Formosa1140, West  Hollywood, CA, by [LOHA], photographed by Lawrence Anderson

Formosa1140 won a:
2012 AIA/California Council, Citation Award for Residential Design
2010 AIA/California Council, Merit Award for Architecture
2010 AIA National Housing Award
2010 “Residential Architect” Design Awards, Grand Award
2009 AIA/Los Angeles, Merit Award
2009 “Architect Magazine” Annual Design Review, Honorable Mention
2009 Los Angeles Business Council, Award of Excellence
Westside Urban Forum, 2007 Westside Urban Forum Award