Franklin Studios is different than most Los Angeles architecture firms. We believe getting your hands dirty is vital to the creative process.
Because we have a formal education in engineering, we’re familiar with what goes into crafting and building, which plays into our knowledge of design. Knowing your material is the starting point to any design solution, and putting your hands on materials and pushing them to the breaking point is how you learn to use them. Recently we tinkered for a week in our shop with ammonia and brass to come up with a beautiful green-patina wall-covering for a project.
On every project we work with local craftsmen to create prototypes of wood, plaster, glass, and metal until we find the right shape and texture for the furniture, wall panels, or light fixtures for which we’ve been commissioned. We often forgo hiring a general contractor to coordinate construction ourselves.
We take into account cost too, in implementing fresh, bold designs. We view budget limitations as another challenge that forces us to dig deeper and work harder to achieve a satisfying result. Architecture is art. When you sign up with Franklin Studios, you know that these Los Angeles architects are going to bring you something different.