Lorcan O’Herlihy seeks opportunities to engage the ever-changing complexities of the urban landscape while embracing architecture as a catalyst of change. Since LOHA’s inception in 1994, these urban and social concerns have been paired with an interest in artistry. Lorcan spent his formative years working in New York and Paris on the Grand Louvre Museum as a designer at I.M. Pei Partners. He has also worked as a painter, sculptor, and furniture maker. The methodologies of material exploration and formal inflection, derived from the looseness of abstract art, have played a significant role across all media and are a critical driver of his architecture. Lorcan’s professional practice has run in parallel to his academic and intellectual pursuits, enriching and heightening both. He received a Master of Arts in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association in London. He has taught and lectured extensively over the last decade. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California.