Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Reconstruction?

At STIR Architecture, we focus on creating rich, resonant, rewarding places for living, working and playing. Whether we are working in a storied European capital or in Downtown Los Angeles, one of the most powerful resources we, as architects, have are the historic resources of the city. Helping property owners discover the best way to […]

And the SMPS-LA MCA goes to… STIR Architecture

Little more than a year after STIR Architecture introduced its new brand identity, the firm took home the top prize in the Brand Experience/Corporate Identity category at the 2017 SMPS Los Angeles Chapter’s Marketing Communications Awards at the annual event on June 29, 2017. The colorful and informative presentation board not only captured the juror’s […]

A Dream Realized

Over a decade ago, a team of developers, designers and local officials began to imagine a project in the heart of historic Utrecht. Together, Klepierre, STIR Architecture and the City of Utrecht focused on what makes cities great and are characteristic of the city’s historic fabric-connections, landmarks, diversity, scale, permeability, city rooms, discovery. With the […]

Progressive AEC Marketing: Naming STIR Architecture

The story of STIR Architecture. An interview with Leslie Young by David Lecours via In terms of mem­o­ra­bil­i­ty and mes­sag­ing, most A/​E/​C firms have ter­ri­ble brand names. Firms named af­ter founders can be prob­lem­at­ic if dif­fi­cult to say or spell, and chal­leng­ing for own­er­ship tran­si­tion. Acronyms are even worse. Lost in al­pha­bet soup, they […]

Celebrating our anniversary

One year ago, we became STIR Architecture, embracing a brand identity that embodies the way we practice and our passion for complex, mixed-use projects. Together, we have celebrated groundbreakings and project openings, garnered awards for our work, collaborated with clients, colleagues, city planners and local citizens on projects in the United States, Europe and Asia. […]

STIR Joins MGP and GPI Companies to Celebrate the Groundbreaking of NOHO West

STIR Architecture was on-hand for the official kick-off of NOHO West, a redevelopment project that will transform the former Laurel Plaza Mall site into a pedestrian-oriented town center with high-quality retail, commercial and residential offerings. On April 6, 2017, the community-focused ceremony included comments from Los Angeles City Council Member Paul Krekorian, Mary Garcia, the […]

STIR Celebrated the Opening of the First Phase of Hoog Catharijne

Hoog Catharijne, marked an important milestone in the large-scale redevelopment, multi-phase process that began more than a decade ago with the official opening of 16,000 square meters (170,000 SF) of new retail space that is an initial phase in the expansion and redevelopment of the existing 350,000 square meter (3.7 million SF) project. On April […]