About Us

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, founded Lehrer Architects LA in his native district of Los Feliz in Los Angeles as a Sole Proprietorship, in 1985. The business, now a California Small Business corporation, is thriving in its award winning office space at 2140 Hyperion Avenue.

Lehrer Architects’ approach to design grows out of a deep love and respect for the community and unwavering focus on its improvement. Michael Lehrer has developed a unique relationship of an architect’s communal role: a leader, using design to improve quality of space and quality of life.

Our professional team brings expertise in designing, managing, master planning, and collaborating with diverse clients and projects throughout Los Angeles and beyond, emphasizing a passion for design and making.  The firm, its people, and their experiences are all very much rooted in the various neighborhoods and communities.

Elevating Community Every Day

Our design approach breathes vitality and delight into the spaces we create.  Whether projects are commercial, residential, or institutional, public, or private, the practice focuses on the making of home and community – from individual to family to neighborhood to city, creating spaces that sanctify the rituals of life.

We begin each project as active listeners and believe that engaging clients and stakeholders throughout the design process can be a transformative “community building” enterprise in and of itself.

Our creative process fuses mixed media design methods to effectively understand unique client needs, integrating hand-drawn renderings and physical models with the latest digital technologies to shape space in novel ways. Our studio nurtures creative culture in its work—both process and product – and in finding the spark in all its clients’ endeavors, and our range of projects demonstrates the intricate balance between beauty and sustainability.