Laraachitecture is a multi-disciplined
A full-service award winning architectural firm, Laraarchitecture specializes in residential and intimate commercial and hospitality projects. We strive to create functional and sustainable beauty. We are small and nimble, offering principal level attention to every client. Collaboration is at our core; listening to clients and stakeholders, facilitating detailed and thorough communications, skillfully assembling construction documents, and passionately coordinating the work from all disciplines right down to the smallest detail.
Committed to community and purpose driven design, Laraarchitecture is often engaged in projects outside a typical architect’s scope of work. This work is often on-going in nature, and can involve workshop facilitation, capacity building, strategy and branding, fund-raising and grant writing support, and community outreach. Our studio creates “out of the box” partnerships with community stakeholders including non-profit organizations, developers, property and business owners and government agencies.
As a visual artist, Lara is engaged in a variety of projects that investigate ideas through interactive art, installations, sculpture, painting and drawing.
The parallel pursuits of art, architecture and place making inform each other, allow core values to be tested across disciplines and expand the firm’s social understanding and impact on the built environment.
Under the creative direction of Lara Dutto, the firm leverages a team of creative and technical practitioners to provide the expertise and inspiration required for each unique project. Laraarchitecutre is an active participant in the AIA 2030 Actionable Climate Commitment. Lara is also currently serving as an adjunct professor in the architecture department at Diablo Valley College.
Lara Dutto AIA, LEED Green Assoc., Architect, Artist, and Educator
MA Architecture, University of Washington; BA Fine Art, UC Berkeley.
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