Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA
Founder and Principal of Lorcan O’ Herlihy Architects (LOHA)
Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, is the founder and principal of Lorcan O’ Herlihy Architects [LOHA]. Since LOHA’s 1994 inception, O’Herlihy has sought opportunities to engage the ever changing complexities of the urban landscape, embracing the role of architecture as a catalyst of change. His social concerns and fascination with the structure of cities has inspired an exploration of the creative interaction between public and private spaces and an emphasis on social and civic connectivity. His firm has established an international reputation for design excellence based on a commitment to research, innovative design and collaboration, and has built over 85 projects on three continents. LOHA has earned over 100 national and international design awards, including the American Institute of Architects| Los Angeles Firm of the Year, as well as nominations for the United States Artists Fellows, and the 2016 Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum in London. The Architectural League of New York selected O’Herlihy as one of the eight “emerging voices” in the United States and he was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He received an M.A. in History and Critical Thinking from London’s Architectural Association.