Lara McKendrick Architecture Inc. (LMA) is a licensed full service architectural practice with experience and capabilities in institutional, commercial, industrial, and residential building projects. From zoning review, project planning and feasibility studies through to project management and client move-in many of our projects are turn-key. In addition to traditional architectural project services we also offer services in interior design, brand development and integration, millwork, cabinetry, and furniture design and detailing as well as lighting design and selection.
LMA is committed to providing creative and quality design solutions for clients, who value the spaces where they live, work, play and learn. Carefully listening to clients and working in an open and collaborative manner with our clients, project stakeholders, consultants, builders, and municipal authorities, the firm’s creative process is able to break established patterns and look at things in new ways. The result, LMA is able to provide unique, creative and tailor-fit architecture and interior designs.
We believe that innovative solutions lie at the crossroads of human desirability, economic viability, and technical feasibility. Our goal is to design a space you love, you can afford and a space that can actually be built. Our design approach is a cycle where we listen, question, collaborate, share, distill, share and… repeat. Design is an iterative process where ideas are tested and evaluated for their alignment with the inspiration of the project; the ‘what if…?’. The ultimate solution is simple and is a beautiful reflection of the client’s vision.
We believe in a first principles approach to environmental integrity and sustainable design. We take great care in specifying the materials and methods of our projects. We aim to make spaces and places that are healthy, durable, flexible, changeable and beautiful. The materials we specify are chosen for their durability, stable elemental properties, and appropriateness to the application.
We believe in buildings that will be durable. To be durable, spaces need to be useful, adaptable, and beautiful. We firmly believe that the built environment has a profound impact on health and happiness. We want to help ensure it is a very positive impact.