Vertebrae addresses each architectural inquiry with a unique approach. We fuse aesthetic intention and program to create formally compelling yet relevant design. Individual context and socially responsible motive are design drivers, with client collaboration serving as an essential reference point. Within the vast set of parameters that define each design problem, budget and time are considered positive challenges.
Our work is rooted in rigorous material experimentation and exploration of evolving fabrication technologies and means of construction. Pushing these techniques, complexity, texture, and restraint are intertwined.
Vertebrae's recent projects include private residences, commercial interiors, and large scale artworks and have appeared in the LA Times, Interior Design, The California Design Biennial, and numerous museums and galleries. Southern California residential work includes projects in Venice, Manhattan Beach and Los Feliz.
Vertebrae is a Los Angeles based architecture practice founded by Lisa Little.
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, New Home Construction, Sustainable Design, Custom Homes
Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, El Segundo, Glendale, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Playa Del Rey, Venice, West Hollywood, Bel Air, Brentwood Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Topanga, Brentwood
Architizer 2019 A+Awards Finalist: Toolbox
AIA|CA 2019 Design Awards: Troll Blue Swell
AIA|CA 2018 Design Awards: MicroApartment
California Design Biennial, 2010
Numerous publications including LA Times and Interior Design Magazine
Licensed architect in the state of California