We love Architecture, Shared Space and Technology! Our design passion lies where these categories merge. We are drawn to innovative building ideas that solve big problems, ameliorate the human experience and enhance our environment.
Struere is an Architecture and Interiors firm based in West Los Angeles. Whether it be newly built or preservation, we approach each architectural design project with one purpose – to achieve excellence in design and service.
For us Architecture is a movement for progressive change in the urban environment. Each project is an opportunity for innovation and experimentation. We are well versed in leading edge design trends and forward thinking ideas that encapsulate 21st century places of living, learning, working and playing.
Our portfolio demonstrates our experience in sustainability, wellness strategies, media and technology integration, and the creation of vibrant shared spaces of interaction and interactivity.
Struere offers the intimacy of a boutique studio devoted to design that provides personalized service and team continuity, backed by the vast experience the leadership team has acquired while working with the largest firms in Los Angeles. Our leadership consists of Founder Hraztan Zeitlian as the Design Principal for Shell and Core Architecture and Silva Zeitlian as Design principal for Interior Architecture.
Struere's leadership history spans three decades working for a wide variety of prestigious clients such as Google, Disney, Sony, LA Rams, Metlife, LA City, LA County, USC, UCLA, LACCD, LAUSD, SMMUSD, ArcLight, AMC, just to name a few.
Our portfolio of successful projects presents excellence in the Commercial, Residential Mixed Use, Civic and Educational Market Sectors. Our Leadership is recognized as innovators in these areas through prestigious Design Awards, including 3 American Architecture National Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum and 2 American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter Design Awards, in addition to Design Awards from the AIA National Academy of Architecture for Justice, the AIA California Council and multiple AIA Chapters throughout Southern California.
Our work has been published internationally in Domus, L'ARCA, as well as nationally in Architectural Record, Architect, Form, Contract Design, Architect's Newspaper, etc.
Hraztan Zeitlian is the Founder and Design Principal of STRUERE Architecture, Los Angeles. He leads design conceptualization and strategy, in addition to managing all aspects of the practice. Hraztan brings high-energy design leadership focused on creating Award Winning, sophisticated/innovative design solutions, with a strong collaborative connection to multiple Market Sectors, Disciplines, management goals and technical execution. Prior to Struere, Hraztan was Design Leader of DLR’s Los Angeles Office, Director of Design of Leo A Daly's Los Angeles Office, and was Director of Design of Genslers Los Angeles offices Entertainment Studio 1. His work experience includes SOM and JohnsonFain.
Design is Hraztan's passion. His work has garnered many Design Awards, including 3 American Architecture National Design Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum and 2 American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter Awards. In addition, he has received Design Awards from the AIA National Academy of Architecture for Justice, the AIA California Council and multiple AIA Chapters throughout Southern California, as well as DesignAwards from a number of Los Angeles area organizations such as the SCDF. He brings a forward thinking, even experimental approach to project design, he believes in each project there is always an opportunity for innovation. His approach to design is highly-contemporary, inspired by the emerging technologies of communications and media. He thrives on creating truly synergistic, exciting public spaces of interaction.
Hraztan's work has been published internationally in Domus, LARCA, as well as nationally in Architectural Record, Architect, Form, Contract Design.
Hraztan takes leadership in disseminating the great work developed in the office under his design leadership with speaking engagements. In 2011, he was a presenter at the Los Angeles Community College District 9x9x9 Conference. Also in 2011, he gave a Lecture at Woodbury University about the California Architects Practice Act. In 2009, he was a panelist at the Los Angeles AIA Design Build RoundTable. In 2008, he was a Panelist at the AIA Los Angeles / UCLA Event: In the Academic Realm.
Hraztan sees the connection to Academia as essential to developing advanced design within the professional world. He has taught design studio at USC and is a frequent critic at Los Angeles Architecture Design Schools such as UCLA, USC, SCIARC, Woodbury University, Otis.
He was the Editor of Semiotext(e)/Architecture (1992), a review of experimental architecture and theory. He was member of the LA Architect Magazine Editorial Board (1996-98).
His diverse experience includes Commercial, Civic, Educational, Library, Performing Arts, as well as Housing, Hospitality, Entertainment, Healthcare, Science and Technology, Religion, Masterplan and Urban Design projects.
With the hyper-connected world, Hraztan believes that Architecture today is necessarily practiced at a global scale. He has worked on numerous international projects, including in China, Japan and the Middle East.
Hraztan Zeitlian is a licensed Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional with an interest in sustainable design and energy efficient building design. Hraztan believes Architects need to exert leadership in expanding public awareness of green building design and help policy makers implement green building policies.
In October 2008 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Hraztan Zeitlian to the California Architects Board, he was reappointed in December 2010 to a second term. In July 2009 Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed him to the Mayor's Design Advisory Panel.
Hraztan was elected in 2007 to the governing board of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter. It needs to be noted that the Los Angeles chapter is the second largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Currently a member of board of the AIA California Councils Monterey Design Conference, Hraztan was chair of the AIACC Design Awards Committee, and also served as Chair of the AIA LA Design Awards Committee, where he served 2005-2007. He is the founder of the Practice Committee and has been active with the AIA LA Political Outreach Committee.
Hraztan is past President of the Board of the Southern California Development Forum. He is a past member of the governing Board of the Los Angeles Business Council and is active on its Legislative Affairs Committee. These are two of the premiere networking organizations in Southern California.
Hraztan believes in advancing design through research and experimental pursuits.
Hraztan has a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School. He has studied Architecture at the American University of Beirut.
Foreign Languages include French, Armenian, and familiarity with Arabic.
11/2016 Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC) Award of Excellence, Modernization. Santa Barbara City College Humanities Building.
08/2016 American Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. Burbank Water and Power EcoCampus.
With AHBE Landscape Architects.
02/2016 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2015 Design Award. SOCTE.
02/2016 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2015 Design Award. Kings County Courthouse.
03/2013 Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) One Star Certification. BWP Solar Gateway.
02/2012 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2011 Design Award. LAUSD SRES2.
12/13/2011 AIA Ventura County Chapter 2011 Design Honor Award. E Riverpark Intermediate School.
12/13/2011 Southern California Development Forum Design Award. Unbuilt Category. SMC PAC East Wing.
12/12/2011 McGraw-Hill Best of 2011 K-12 Education California Award of Merit. LAUSD SRES2.
10/26/2011 AIA Los Angeles 2011 Design Award. LAUSD SRES2.
03/2011 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Southern California Chapter Project Achievement Award. LAUSD SRES2. Honorable Mention, Building New Construction -$51 million – $100 Million Category.
02/2011 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2010 Design Award. LASC School of Career & Technical Education.
02/2011 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2010 Design Award. WLAC Student Services/Gen. Classroom Bldgs.
02/2011 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2010 Design Award. LAPD Valley Bomb Squad Facility.
12/2010 Southern California Development Forum Design Award. LASC School of Career & Technical Education.
10/2010 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission Citation Design Award. LAPD Metro Bomb Squad Facility.
10/2010 McGraw-Hill Best of 2010 Architectural Design Southern California. College of the Desert Student Center.
02/2010 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2009 Design Merit Award. LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
02/2010 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2009 Design Citation Award. Indio Teen Center.
02/2010 AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter 2009 Design Citation Award. LAHC Library Learning Resource Center.
2010 Real Estate and Construction Review Building of America Award. Indio Teen Center.
2010 Real Estate and Construction Review Building of America Award.
LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
2010 Council of Educational Facility Planners International Monarch Award of Merit. LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
Associated General Contractors of America Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
2010 Construction Owners Association of America Project Leadership Special Award. LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
2010 Los Angeles Business Council Design Concept Award. LAHC Library Learning Resource Center.
12/2009 AIACC Urban Design Award. Han Riverside Masterplan.
12/2009 McGraw-Hill Best of 2009 K-12 Education Southern California.LAUSD Edward R Roybal Learning Center.
12/2009 Southern California Development Forum Award. For Outstanding Contribution to SCDF as 2009 President.
12/2009 Southern California Development Forum Design Award. West LA College Technology & Learning Center.
11/2009 American Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. Soundsculpture Project Struere.
10/2009 Los Angeles Metro Bomb Squad Building. AIA National Architecture for Justice Committee Citation Award.
07/28/2009 AIA LA Certificate of Appreciation. Honoree of AIA LA Event recognizing Architects in public Service.
05/28/2009 City of Los Angeles Congratulatory Certificate. For serving as LABC Awards Juror. Signed by Wendy Greuel.
06/28/2008 City of Los Angeles Congratulatory Certificate. For serving as LABC Awards Juror. Signed by Wendy Greuel.
04/2009 Ramon Office Building. USGBC Inland Empire Chapter 2008 Excellence Award for Sustainable Architecture.
09/2008 Han Riverside Masterplan. AIACC/ASLA Urban Design Merit Award.
06/19/2008 City of Los Angeles Certificate of Honor . For serving as LABC Awards Juror. Signed by Wendy Greuel.
05/2008 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. Gold Nugget Best Public/Private Special Use Facility Award.
2007 Los Angeles Valley Bomb Squad Building. AIA National Architecture for Justice Committee Citation Award.
12/2007 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. SCDF 2007 Community Enrichment Award.
11/2007 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. McGraw-Hill California Construction Best of 2007 Award.
11/2007 ARCADATA. Struere web site of the month.
08/2007 American Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. Praha.
07/2007 AIA LA Next LA Award. Praha.
01/2007 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. Los Angeles Downtown News Downtowners of Distinction winner for City West.
01/2007 World Fence News. Austin, Texas. Les Grube Memorial Design Award.
2007 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. 2007 Concrete Masonry Design Award co-sponsored by AIA CC.
12/2006 GuangZhou Daily Cultural Center. AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Citation Design Award.
09/2006 American Architecture Award of the Chicago Athenaeum. Hilal.
06/2006 LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex. Placed on AIA National Convention Architectural Tour.
2005 LAUSD SRES2. AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Citation Design Award.
2004 West LA College General Classroom Building. AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Citation Design Award.
2004 West LA College General Classroom Building. AIA Inland California Chapter Citation Design Award.
2004 Han Riverside Masterplan. AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter Honor Design Award. 2004 Han Riverside Masterplan. AIA Inland California Chapter Honor Design Award.
2003 Han Riverside Masterplan. Competition First Prize.
11/1998 Gene Watanabe Award. Gensler corporate design excellence award.
06/1997 Architectural Record CAD Delineation Award. Winner, First Prize, Animation Division.
1995 RTKL/LA in-house Design Competition for new RTKL Corporate Headquarters. Winner, First Prize.
1994 LA City/Los Angeles Forum for Architecture Bus Shelter Competition. Honorable Mention.
12/22/2010 – 06/30/2014 California Architects Board. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Re-appointment to CA State Commission.
07/10/2009 – Present Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointment.
10/29/2008 – 06/30/2010 California Architects Board. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointment to CA State Commission.
– 08/21/2017 – Los Angeles Times. The huge L.A. school construction project is done, so what does it add up to?. Front Section Article on LAUSD mentions Maywood Center for Enriched Studies by Howard Blume.
– 08/16/2017 – Los Angeles Times. LAUSD’s costly 20-year construction project ends with opening of $160-million Maywood campus.Front Page Article on LAUSD Maywood Center for Enriched Studies by Howard Blume.
– 10/18/2014 San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Article about Hacienda Heights Community Center by Richard Irwin.
– 03/07/2013 Architecture Week. Leo A Daly High School in Los Angeles LAUSD HS9 Featured.
– 05/30/2012 The Architects Newspaper. Unveiled Broad Stage Expansion. Article by Sam Lubell on SMC PAC East Wing.
Select Authored Publications
06/2008 Form. The New Library. Authored Article on the library of the 21st Century.
10/2007 ArcCA. Presentation is Everything. Co-authored Article on Design Awards programs.
05/1998 Inside Gensler. Corporate Newsletter. Digital design: Speed, Integration, Interactivity.
1998 Interactivity + Efficiency: How Digital Tools are Transforming Design. Gensler White Paper.
12/1996 LA Architect. “Walt Disney Hall: A Celebration of Music and Architecture”. Published Article.
1992 Semiotext(e)/Architecture. Editor/Designer. Review of experimental architecture. [New York:
1991 Assemblage Review 16. “Chapeau/Liminaire”. Essay On exchanges between writing and design.
[Cambridge: MIT Press].
1990 Newsline Review. “Text and Technology”. Published Article. On Architect Jean Nouvel’s work.
Select Publications Continued
04/19/2012 CurbedLA. Santa Monica College Expanding Its Glassy Broad Stage. Article
on SMC PAC East Wing by Adrian Glick Kudler. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/04/santa_monica_college_expanding_its_glassy_broad_stage.php
04/18/2012 Los Angeles Times. Broad Stage will get a $12.3-million neighbor in Santa Monica.
Article on SMC PAC East Wing by David Ng. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-broad-news-20120418,0,2499687.story
02/01/2012 AZoBuilding. Burbank Water and Power unveil(s) EcoCampus. Article by Joel Scanlon.
01/31/2012 Treehugger. California Utility opens first sustainable campus as model utility site.
Article by Roberta Cruger. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted. http://www.treehugger.com/infrastructure/california-utility-opens-first-sustainable-campus-model-utility-site.html
01/30/2012 Inhabitat. Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into Californias First Sustainable
Utility EcoCampus. Article by Helen Morgan. http://inhabitat.com/old-burbank-water-facility-transformed-into-californias-first-sustainable-utility-ecocampus/
01/26/2012 CurbedLA. Burbank Water and Power greening up its old substations.
Article by Adrian Glick Kudler. http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/burbank_water_and_power_greening_up_its_old_substations.php
01/26/2012 Curating Los Angeles. Come celebrate Californias first sustainable tility campus. Article
by Jim Gilbert. http://www.curatingla.com/blog-index/2012/1/26/come-celebrate-californias-first-sustainable-utility-campus.html
12/16/2011 Santa Monica Daily Press. Design for SMCs Performing Arts Campus honored. News
Article on the occasion of SMC PAC East Wing receiving an SCDF Design Award.
12/5/2011 Engineering News-Record (ENR). LAUSD SRES2 featured under Best Projects Winners
10/17/2011 Inhabitat. Eye Popping rainbow school brightens up a rundown community in Los
Angeles. Article by Tafline Laylin. http://inhabitat.com/eye-popping-rainbow-school-brightens-up-a-rundown-community-in-los-angeles/
10/14/2011 World Architecture News. School addresses needs of the community and
inspires creativity in students. Article. http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=17776
9–10/2011 Form. Article on LAUSD SRES2.
04/2011 PROAV National Magazine. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted in Article Meet your future partner by
04/11/2011 Los Angeles Business Journal. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted in Question of the Week section
about Electronic Media on Downtown Skyscrapers.
03/2011 Architect. Typology: Class A Office, rising profits, improved green standards, and sluggish
hiring yield a mixed picture for Class A space. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted in Article by Jennifer Caterino.
03/7/2011 Los Angeles Business Journal. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted in Question of the Week section
about the market for qualified employees.
10/15/2010 Brentwood News. University Synagogue undergoes renovation. Article by Alison
10/19/2009 Los Angeles Business Journal. Hraztan Zeitlian photographed in LA BIZ Seen section.
10/06/2009 Architect. Now in 3D. Article by Nate Berg about Hologram technology quotes Hraztan
09-10/2009 Form. How bad is the recession and how can we weather the storm?. Hraztan Zeitlian
participant in group Interview of Principals.
07/27/2009 California Real Estate Journal (CREJ). Senior Housing Contractor Selected. Locust Street
Senior Center Project featured in Construction Notes Section.
06/2009 Contract Design. Teen Spirit. Article by Katie Weeks on Indio Teen Center.
03/20/2009 Austin Business Journal. Zebra Imaging takes Holographic Technology from Maps to
Models. Article by Christopher Calnan quotes Hraztan Zeitlian and features Miramar Hotel, Santa
03/20/2009 Los Angeles Times. Upbeat mood despite downbeat topics. Main Section Article by
Seema Mehta covering President Obamas appearance at LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
03/09/2009 Engineering News-Record (ENR). Best of the best 2008. Cover story includes Hraztan
Zeitlian biography as juror.
02/13/2009 AIArchitect This Week. A New Breed of Bomb Squad Building. Article by Russell
Boniface, Associate Editor, about LA Metro Bomb Squad project.
Winter/Spring 2009 California Architects. Hraztan Zeitlian appointment to CA Architects Board
highlighted in New Board Members and Reappointments Section.
Winter 2009 Maingate. Hraztan Zeitlian appointment to CA Architects Board highlighted in Class Notes
11/24/2008 The Architects newspaper. AN Blog. Write up about AIA LA Design Dialogues event,
featuring LAUSD SRHS9. http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/2008/11/24/getting-schooled/#more-742
09/24/2008 The Architects Newspaper. A New Start. Front Page Article by Sam Lubell on LAUSD
Edward R. Roybal Learning Center.
09/21/2008 Los Angeles Times. A Legacy Lives on in Buildings across the City. California Section
Article by Francisco Vara-Orta on LAUSD Edward R. Roybal Learning Center.
08/10/2008 Los Angeles Times. New Name, New Life for Belmont School. California Section Article
by Howard Blume on LAUSD Edward R. Roybal Learning Center.
05/22/2008 Los Angeles Times. Where the Movies Pop: the AV Squad Rules. Article by Lisa Rosen
features Arclight Cinerama Dome.
04/2008 Archi Tech News. Medical Center Goes Steady and Solid. Hraztan Zeitlian quoted in Article
on Leo A Daly VA SanDiego Seismic Upgrade project.
4/05/2008 Architect. LAs Learning Curve. Article by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson features LAUSD
Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
03/26/2008 The Architects Newspaper. On the Side Moonlighting is Popular among Architects, but
is it OK?. Article by Kimberly Stevens quotes Hraztan Zeitlian and features Struere Hilal and Praha
03/2008 ArcCA. Han Riverside Masterplan featured in AIACC/ASLA Awards Section.
01/2008 MARK. Praha featured in Notice Board Whats Happening Section.
01/14/2008 Los Angeles Business Journal. Hraztan Zeitlian photographed in LA BIZ Seen section.
01/07/2008 Los Angeles Times. Dream dies for retail site at school. California Section Article by
Howard Blume on LAUSD Edward R. Roybal Learning Center.
01-02/2008 Hotel Design. Hotel Bel Air Spa featured in First Look Section.
Spring 2008 Maingate. Hraztan Zeitlian featured in Class Notes Section.
12/26/2007 Santa Monica Daily Press. On the rise: SMC remakes its image with flair. Front page
article by Melody Hanatani features quote from Hraztan Zeitlian on LAD Theatre Arts Bldg.
12/2007 Prestige. Hraztan Zeitlian Interview focused on Praha.
11/2007 Contract. Nox featured in Outdoor Furniture Section.
11/2007 LARCA. Agora dreams and visons. Article by Maurizio Vitta on Struere work. Section on
Struere featuring Hilal, Fluxform, Ripple, Multiplex Prototypes projects.
11/24/2007 LE MONITEUR. News item on Praha Project. http://www.lemoniteur-expert.com/actualite/architecture_maitrise_oeuvre/projet_remarque_tour_babel_xxie/D575C173D.htm
11/12/2007 Los Angeles Business Journal. Architects dallying is drawing attention. Article by Daniel
Miller about Hraztan Zeitlian and Leo A Daly Los Angeles.
11/12/2007 Contract Design. NOX featured in Resources Section.
11/12/2007 California Construction. ELAC E1 G1 project featured in news section.
09/10/2007 Form. Praha featured in AIA LA Next LA Awards Section.
09/07/2007 AIA National Website news item featuring Hilal. http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek07/0907/0907b_global.cfm
09/02/2007 BLINMISERY Blog. News item on Praha Project. http://www.blinmisery.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=78
09/01/2007 Hospitality Design. Pleasure Palaces: The Art of Spa Design. Article by Jo Ann Greco,
Rebecca Lo, Rachel Long, Jana Shiowitz and Stacy Shoemaker Raven features Hotel Bel Air Spa.
08/01/2007 Entree. Article by William Tomicki on Hotel Bel Air Spa
07/21/2007 The Armenian Reporter. A 21st Century Tower of Babel. Article on Praha Project.
07/19/2007 Article on Hraztan Zeitlian appointment to Leo A Daly as VP and Director of Design.
07/02/2006 LA Downtown News. Open the Miguel Contreras Pool. Editorial.
06/28/2007 Los Angeles Times. Praha AIA Next LA Award mentioned in Home Section.
03/2007 MARK. Hilal featured in Notice Board Whats Happening Section.
02/2007 DOMUS. News item on Hilal Project. http://www.domusweb.it/domus2k6/source/contents/item.cfm?type=NWS&ID=65942
01-02/2007 LA Architect. WuHan Riverside Masterplan featured in New Design Section.
01-02/2007 The Lions Letter. Major Design Award for Architect Hraztan Zeitlian 90GSAP. Article
Winter 2007 Prestige. Article by Karolina Nawrocka Architektoniczny dialog kultur on Hilal.
Spring 2007 Innovative Home. Hilal featured in News Section.
Spring 2007 RISD Views. Hilal American Architecture Award mentioned in Notes Section.
2006 Altoon + Porter Architects: Selected Current Works. [Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia: Images
Publishing]. Projects featured include: Fashion Valley Mall Expansion, MCA Universal Studios Corporate
Offices, Taman Anggrek, Echo/Horizon School and Sunstructure.
12/2006 DOMUS. Almanac Section article Dialogue of Civilisation on Hilal Project.
11/2006 Icon. Nox Table featured in Products Section.
11-12/2006 LA Architect. Nox Table featured in Showroom Section.
11/02/2006 The Desert Sun. Vision for Student Center unveiled. Article by Michelle Mitchelle on
College of the Desert Student Center.
10/2006 Glass Magazine. Nox Table featured in Industry Products Section.
10/20/2006 AIA National Website news item on American Architecture Awards featuring Hilal. http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek06/1020/1020d_arch.cfm
10/06/2006 ZATIK Blog. News item on Hilal Project. http://www.zatik.com/newsvis.asp?id=820
10/04/2006 AZAD-HYE Blog. News item on Hilal Project.
09/15/2006 Los Angeles Times. School Reflects a Labor of Love. California Section Article by Joe
Mathews on opening of LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex
07/28/2006 The Desert Sun. Big Plans ahead for future Indio Teen Center. Article by David Woodfill.
06/2006 Architectural Record. News item on LA Area police stations mentions WWCOT Bomb Squad
05-06/2006 LA Architect. Editorial by Ann Gray about successful AIA National Convention in LA
commends Hraztan Zeitlian.
03-04/2006 LA Architect. New China Architecture. Article by John Leighton Chase features Tianfu
02/26/2006 LA Downtown News. The Jewel of Crown Hill. Front page Article by Chris Coates on
Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
Winter 2006 Innovative Home. Nox Table featured in Product Trends Section.
Fall 2006 RISD Views. Nox Table featured in Notes Section.
12/2005 LA Architect. Article on LAUSD SRES2 project.
11/15/2005 Los Angeles Times. Article in California Section by Joel Rubin on LAUSD Edward R. Roybal
10/10/2005 LA Downtown News. Front page Article by Chris Coates on LAUSD Edward R. Roybal
10/02/2005 Los Angeles Times. Lessons unlearned. Calendar Section Article by Christopher
07/12/2005 Los Angeles Times. LA Unified may seek more money. California Section Article by Joel
Rubin, with construction photo of LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
04/06/2005 Santa Monica Mirror. Front page Article by Hannah Heineman on SMC Airport Campus
11/23/2004 Los Angeles Times. An Education in Expansion. Front Page Article by Cara Mia DiMassa
featuring LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
10/2004 Urban Land. Rio SD Riverpark Intermediate School featured in Smart Growth Schools.
Article by Bruce Beck.
09/2004 Architectural Record. LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex featured in Record News
04/2004 ArcCA. Rio SD Riverpark Intermediate School featured in Turnkey Construction. Article by
2003 Figure/Ground. Edited by Morris Newman. Introduction by Joseph Giovannini. LAUSD Central
High School 10. Highlighted and illustrated in Book. [Los Angeles: Balcony Press].
12/23/2002 Los Angeles Times. LA Unified Brings Style to school Building Boom. Article by Solomon
09/02/2002 Los Angeles Downtown News. “Building the Urban Classroom”. Article by Kathryn Maese
featuring LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
04/12/2002 Los Angeles Times. The Domes New Domain. Article by Nicolai Ouroussoff on the
Arclight Cinerama Dome.
03/2002 Interiors & Sources. Article by Victoria Hyla on Monrovia Cinema 12.
2002 Los Angeles Times front page Article on LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning
Complex by Solomon Moore. http://adserver.trb.com/html.ng/site=latimes&channel=popups&adtype=popwindow&adplacement=2
2002 Article on Monrovia Cinema 12.
2001 Cinema Builders. Book by Edwin Heathcote featuring AMC Nakama. [W Sussex, UK: Wiley-
2001 Gensler Entertainment: The Art of Placemaking. Book edited by Anthony Ianacci. [New York:
Edizioni Press], featuring AMC Nakama, AMC Prototype, AMC Disneyland Tokyo, Arclight Cinerama
04/2001 Matter. Editorial article on Monrovia Cinema 12.
01/2001 EntertainingPlaces. A new spin on retail. Cover photo and article by Jon McLoud on Irvine
2000 Article on Valencia Town Center Drive project. www.enn.com:80/features/2000/10/10042000/Mainstreet_14752
05/2000 Architectural Record. AMC Nakama image published as part of Gensler Entertainment
05/2000 National Real Estate Investor. Article on Irvine Entertainment Center, Phase II. [Atlanta, GA:
05/23/2000 Los Angeles Times. Faith in Angel Monument teeters off its pedestal. Article by Jesus
04/2000 Architectural Lighting. Under the bridge. Article by Christina Trauthwein on AMC Nakama.
04/2000 Article on Nakama from Contract Design.
04/12/2000 The Orange County Register. Spectrum Center is playing to a packed House. Article by
Greg Hardesty on Irvine Entertainment Center, Phase II.
02/2000 LA Architect. Out-trumping Trump. Article by Michael Webb on City of Angels Monument.
1999 Urban Spaces. Book edited by John Morris Dixon. Cover photo and feature on Fashion Valley
Mall Expansion. [New York: Visual Reference Publications, Inc.].
12/27/1999 Los Angeles Downtown News. Angel City inches forward if not upward. Article by Eddie
11/1999 Contract Design. Back to the future. Cover photo and article by Linda Burnett on AMC
1999 Urban Spaces. Book edited by John Morris Dixon. Cover photo and feature on Fashion Valley
Mall Expansion. [New York: Visual Reference Publications, Inc.].
10/24/1999 Los Angeles Times. Picture this on Downtowns doorstep. Articles by Nicolai Ouroussoff
and Christopher Knight on City of Angels Monument.
10/1999 Architecture. City of Angels spreads its wings. News item on City of Angels Monument.
10/1999 Architectural Record. Fashion Valley Center, San Diego. Article.
08/08/1999 Los Angeles Times Magazine. Attack of the 350-foot angel. Article by Patt Morrison.
07/12/1999 Engineering News-Record. Will this angel fly?. News item on City of Angels Monument.
07/11/1999 Los Angeles Times. The gush of oil was music to Queens ears. Article by Cecilia
Rasmussen mentions City of Angels Monument.
06/1999 Interiors. Trailer Parks. Article by Eve Kahn on AMC Nakama.
06/1999 Article on City of Angels Monument. www.dailybreeze.com/content/bog/nmbbogert19.html
06/1999 Article on City of Angels Monument.
06/1999 Site mentions City of Angels Monument Tower.
06/1999 Architecture Book Review. www.saed.kent.edu/Architronic/v2n1.11b.html Semiotext(e)/
06/1999 Architecture brief description and link. www.falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~mlodwick/Semiotext(e)/
06/1999 Architecture link.
06/17/1999 Los Angeles Times. A towering achievement is in the works Downtown.
by Bob Pool on City of Angels Monument.
05/17/1999 Los Angeles Business Journal. Once-dismissed downtown tower may become reality.
Article on City of Angels Monument.
01/08/1999 Los Angeles Times. City of Angels 1,100-foot flight of fancy. Article by Bob Pool on City
of Angels Monument.
1998 Altoon+Porter Architects: Context and Conscience. Book authored by Nancy Egan. [Bergamo,
Italy]. Projects featured include: Fashion Valley Mall Expansion, MCA Universal Studios Corporate
Offices, Projects featured include: Fashion Valley Mall Expansion, MCA Universal Studios Corporate
Offices, Rancho Santa Margarita Town Center, Kaleidoscope and Sunstructure.
1998 Developing Urban Entertainment Centers. Irvine Entertainment Center Phase II featured.
[Washington, DC: The ULI].
1997 RTKL: Selected and Current Works. The Master Architect series II. [Victoria, Australia: The Images
09/1997 LA Architect. Struere featured as part of Emerging Architects Special Issue.
06/1997 Architectural Record. Struere CAD Delineation Award for E-Space.
06/1997 Architecture. Featured in Architects using cutting edge technology article.
10/15/1996 Los Angeles Times. Developer will double size of its Irvine Entertainment Center. Article
by Carey Johnson.
1994 Graphis Design 94 Yearbook. Page dedicated to Semiotext(e)/Architecture. [Zurich: Graphis
04/1994 Border/Lines 33. Statement regarding the Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture. [North
York, Ontario: Border/Lines].
1993 New Typographics Design Yearbook. Page dedicated to Semiotext(e)/Architecture. [Tokyo: P.I.E.
1993 Border/Lines 27. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture by Sophie Thomas.
08/1993 Progressive Architecture. “When Theory Meets Architecture”. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/
02/1993 Parachute. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture by Marie-Paule MacDonald. [Montreal:
01/1993 ID. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture by Christopher Sharrock.
10/1992 Blueprint. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture. [London: Wordsearch Ltd].
1992 Graphis Design 93 Yearbook. One page dedicated to Semiotext(e)/Architecture.
1992 AIM. Book Review of Semiotext(e)/Architecture by Ishkhan Djinbashian. [Glendale,CA: Fourth
1991 Architectural Design Review, Deconstruction III. [New York: St Martins Press]. Columbia
University GSAPP Spring 1990 Design Studio Project.
1991 A+U 241. [Tokyo: A+U]. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Pacific Atlas Project.
1990 Abstract Review 1989-90. [New York:GSAPP Publications]. Columbia University GSAPP Fall 1989
and Spring 1990 Design Studio Projects.
1990 Axis Review 35. [Tokyo: Axis]. RISD Spring 1987 Design Studio Project.
Spring 2016 USC School of Architecture. Co-Taught Undergraduate Design Studio. Fifth year students with Alice Kimm.
Fall 2014 USC School of Architecture. Visiting Design Critic. Taught undergraduate Design Studio. 2nd year students.
Fall 2013 USC School of Architecture. Visiting Design Critic. Taught Citizenville undergraduate Design Studio. 4th and 5th year students.
Spring 2002 USC School of Architecture. LAUSD Magnet School for Architecture. Co-Taught 4th Year
Design Studio with Scott Johnson.
01/25/2017 Engineering News Record (ENR) National Awards 2017. Juror.
7/2015 AIACC 2015 Design Awards. Juror.
10/23/2014 AIACC 2014 Design Awards. Master of Ceremony.
11/07/2012 Southern California Development Forum 2011 Design Awards. Juror.
12/20/2011 Society of Marketing Professionals (SMPS) Los Angeles MCA Awards. Jury Member.
2/13/2011 Southern California Development Forum 2011 Design Awards. Jury and Awards Ceremony
03/29/2011 California Architects Practice Act. Talk to Woodbury University Architecture Students.
03/04/2011 Los Angeles Community College District 9x9x9 Design Conference. East LA College.
Presented LASC SOAH Perf Arts Building. 2 out of 9 Design Excellence projects selected for Conference
presentations were designed by Hraztan.
02/15/2011 Southern California Development Forum Education Panel. Is Higher Education going to
lead us to Economic Recovery? Panel Moderator.
12/14/2010 Southern California Development Forum 2010 Design Awards. Jury and Awards Ceremony
02/8/2009 Southern California Development Forum 2009 Design Awards. Jury and Awards Ceremony
07/02/2009 Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger Press Conference. Invited to join Governor on his side
at Press Conference. Governors Office, Downtown, Los Angeles. http://gov.ca.gov/speech/12660/
04/14/2009 AIA LA Political Outreach Committee Roundtable. Design Build Project Delivery
Methods. Panelist. Event held at AIA LA Chapter Offices.
04/2009 Los Angeles Business Council 2009 Design Awards. Juror.
11/2008 Emerging trends in Police Facilities Design. Talk to San Gabriel Valley Peace Officers
11/22/2008 AIA Albuquerque 2008 Design Awards. Juror.
11/20/2008 AIA LA Design Dialogues.
11/20/2008 In the Academic Realm; 3 projects that explore new strategies in educational
Architecture. Event Series Founder and one of three presenters at Inaugural Event. Event held at Leo A
11/2008 McGraw-Hill Best of Best 2008 National Competition. Juror.
11/12/2008 Southern California Development Forum 2008 Design Awards. Jury President.
05/09/2008 AIA LA 2008 Design Awards. Next LA Awards Juror.
04/2008 Los Angeles Business Council 2008 Design Awards. Juror.
11/2007 SCDF 2007 Awards. Jury President.
07/2007 McGraw-Hill California Construction Magazine Best of 2007 Competition. Juror.
07/2007 Working Class: Academy and Practice Panel. UCLA Dept. of Architecture, Los Angeles.
Panelist, with Thom Mayne, Neil Denari, Greg Lynn, Mark Lee, Martha Welborne. Presented Praha.
03/2003 AIA Committee on Architecture in Education (CAE) Conference. SCI-ARC, Los Angeles.
Symposium Co-Presenter, with Scott Johnson. LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex.
02/2002 Lessons Learned: A Symposium and Display on School Design. Getty Center, Los Angeles.
Symposium Participant. LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex exhibited and discussed.
11/1996 Reconstruction and Redevelopment in postwar Beirut. Talk to AIA/LA International Practice
2015 Edward R Roybal Learning Center is setting Victoza TV Ad.
2014 WLAC Classroom Student Services Building featured as setting in Extant TV Series, CBS with Halle Berry.
07/2014 Edward R Roybal Learning Center is setting for VW GTI TV AD during World Cup with Michael Ballack on ESPN.
07/24/2011 University Synagogue featured as backdrop in Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO TV.
07/2009 LAUSD Miguel Contreras featured as backdrop in Mastercard Priceless TV AD.
02/2009 LAUSD Miguel Contreras featured as backdrop in Mastercard TV AD.
05/2008 LAUSD Miguel Contreras featured as backdrop in McDonalds TV AD.
2001 Interviewed on Cables The Joan Quinn Profiles show by Joan Agajanian Quinn.
1987 “There Was an Unseen Cloud Moving”. Video, by Leslie Thornton. Actor. Brown University
1984 Art Performance. Director. American University of Beirut Architecture Department.
2015-2017 AIA CC Monterey Design Conference board.
01/01/2012-14 AIA CC Design Awards Committee.
08/201002/06/2012 Los Angeles Business Council. Board Member.
2007-Present Los Angeles Business Council. Legislative Committee Member.
2008-2009 AIA Los Angeles Practice Committee. Founder and Chair.
12/2007-12/2009 AIA Los Angeles Board. Director.
2006-2011 Southern California Development Forum. Board of Directors. President 2009.
Vice President 2008.
2005-2007 AIA Los Angeles Design Awards Committee. Chair.
2006 LACMA Muse. Member.
2002-2005 Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Contemporaries. Los Angeles. Member.
1998-Present AIA Los Angeles. Member.
07/1996-98 LA Architect Editorial Board. Member.
02/2014 A+D Museum. Los Angeles. Building Site Exhibition. Student Work of Hraztan Zeitlian USC Architecture Citizenville Studio Exhibited.
02/2010 Contemporary Space. Athens, Greece. New American Architecture 2009 group exhibition. Soundsculpture.
– 11/2007 Kimball International. New York. New American Architecture 2007 group exhibition. Praha.
06/2007 UCLA. Los Angeles. Next LA Group Exhibition. Praha, Hilal, Staccato, West LA College General Classroom Building, Indio Teen Center.
11/2006 The Architecture Centre. Dublin 2, Ireland. New World Architecture group exhibition. Hilal.
Summer 2006 Sci-ARC. Los Angeles. Next LA Group Exhibition. Hilal, Staccato, Fluxform, Slash, West LA College General Classroom Building, Shanghai Telecom, LAUSD SRES2, LAUSD CLAHS11.
10/2005 LA Design Center. South Central LA, CA. West LA College General Classroom Building, SRES2, Han Riverside Masterplan, ZhuHai Masterplan Santa Monica College Student Services projects.
10/2004 A+D Museum. West Hollywood, CA. West LA College General Classroom Building, Han Riverside Masterplan, Ripple project exhibited as part of AIA/LA Next LA Group Exhibition.
03/2003 Verle Annis Outdoor Gallery, USC School of Architecture. Los Angeles, CA. LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex exhibited as part of AIA Committee on Architecture in Education Conference Group Exhibition.
Fall 2002 A+D Exhibit Space. Bradbury Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA. LAUSD Miguel Contreras Learning Complex exhibited as part of AIA/LA Next LA Group Exhibition.
01/00-02/2000 Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. AMC Nakama.
10/16-17/1998 Boritzer Hamano Gallery. Bergamot Station Arts Complex, Santa Monica. AMC Nakama exhibited as part of AIA/LA Next LA Competition Group Exhibition.
06/17/1997 A/E/C Systems Show. Philadelphia Convention Center. E-SPACE Animation shown.
03/1997 Santora Gallery. Anaheim, CA. [X]: Nihilo Emerging Architects Group Exhibition. Debris Project.
11/1996 Storefront for Art & Architecture. New York. E-Scape. Petrosino Park Competition Group Exhibition.
10/1996 Boritzer Hamano Gallery. Bergamot Station Arts Complex, Santa Monica. E-Scape and Debris projects exhibited as part of AIA/LA Next LA Competition Group Exhibition
10/1995 Wight Art Gallery, UCLA. Los Angeles. Surface Magazine Competition Group Exhibition.
1994 Bridge Gallery. Los Angeles City Hall. LA City/LA Forum Bus Shelter Competition Group Exhibition.
1992 Lindhurst Gallery, USC School of Architecture. Los Angeles. Semiotext(e)/Architecture Exhibition.
1991 Sci-ARC. Los Angeles. ATM Competition Group Exhibition.
1990 Buell Hall Gallery, Columbia University. New York. Student Design work Group Exhibition.
1989 Avery Hall Gallery, Columbia University. New York. Student Design work Group Exhibition.
1987 Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD. Providence. Student Design work Group Exhibition.
Silva Zeitlian is Design Principal for Interior Architecture, in addition to managing all aspects of the practice.
Silva believes in creating dynamic interior public spaces of interaction, workplace environments that enhance communication and encourage creative synergies, and inviting, comforting spaces of play and relaxation.
Silva has more than 25 years of experience in interior architecture and a focus on high design, truly unique and at the same time functional environments reflecting clients' goals. Her approach reflects her deep commitment to design and to innovative solutions. Silva has extensive experience both nationally and internationally, with projects ranging from corporate headquarters to creative workplaces. Silva's work puts special focus on creating wellness inspired environments. She is WELL AP certified professional in addition to being an NCIDQ certified interior design.
She has received design awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter, AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) for the new Family Support Center in Los Angeles Valley, and from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties for the interiors of KPMG Tower in McLean, Virginia.
Silva Has received A Bachelor of Architecture and A Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.