Benjamin Aranda

Assistant Professor

Benjamin Aranda is principal at Aranda\Lasch, an architecture and design studio located in New York and Tucson. Aranda\Lasch designs buildings, installations and furniture through a deep investigation of structure and materials. Recognition includes the United States Artists Award, Young Architects Award, Design Vanguard Award, AD Innovators, and the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award. Their projects are the subject of the books, Pamphlet Architecture: Tooling and Trace Elements. Aranda\Lasch has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, design fairs and biennials. Building projects include commercial development in Miami, an outdoor theater in Gabon, and an Art Park and museum in Bali. Aranda\Lasch continually develop furniture products and are represented by Gallery ALL and Volume Gallery. Their work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
 

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