LSS Architecture is an award winning architectural studio inspired by innovation in design, the craft of construction, and a collaborative approach that places their projects needs at the center of the design process.
LSS is interested in pursuing intensive research into local building techniques, systems and materials, as well as rigorously examining the physical, social, and environmental context. We derive architecture through a synthesis of diverse forces that allow us to create a unique design for each client, informed by their requirements and desires. LSS has led large design teams through the completion of projects throughout the US and abroad.In 2001, Leroy Street Studio founded Hester Street Collaborative, a nonprofit participatory design/build workshop, to improve the physical environment in underserved NYC neighborhoods. HSC’s guiding principle is that civic engagement in participatory design helps disadvantaged residents create a profound impact on their communities. HSC works with local residents to transform neglected public spaces in parks, schools, and affordable housing developments through a design/build process which allows community stakeholders to play a hands-on role. In 2008, the partners of Leroy Street Studio extended their commitment to design rooted in the craft of building by founding BLDG, a construction management company dedicated to building the work designed by the studio. By taking responsibility for a project from conception to completion, BLDG is able to deliver a completed project at exceptional value while maintaining the highest level of quality. With over 40 years combined experience in general contracting, construction management, and design experience, BLDG excels at streamlining the building process – maintaining flexibility and eliminating redundancy while controlling costs.
In 2010, LSS added an in-house interior design department. LSS Interiors emerged as an evolution of our studio’s ever-expanding range of interests. The department is committed to develop each of our projects in depth of detail and breadth of possibility. Led by interior designer Sybille Schneider, LSS Interiors re-affirms our studio’s pursuit of a collaborative and engaging model of architectural practice.