Lonn Combs studied architecture at the University of Kentucky in the United States, where he received his first professional degree in architecture in 1992. He later received a post-professional degree at Columbia University in New York City, in 2001. Lonn Combs co-founded EASTON+COMBS in 2004 with over ten years of professional experience in Germany, China, and the U.S. He received professional licensure in Germany in 1996 and in the U.S. in 2002. Lonn Combs was awarded in 2008 the “League Prize” by the Architecture League in New York City and received in 2010-11 Independent Projects awards from the Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.