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We’re chatting with Doug Hanson of HansonLA on How to Re-think Practice.
HansonLA is an architecture, interior, and urban design practice located in Los Angeles. Established in 2010, it is the evolution of a firm that began in 1998; it is associated with an over twenty-year record of contributions to the built environment. Its works are recognized as conscientious balances of artistry and efficiency.
With a portfolio of over forty national and international projects that include cultural, commercial, mixed-use, and residential types, ranging in scale from object to urban campus, HansonLA provides comprehensive architectural services, from pre-design and programming, to design and documentation, to construction and project management.
Douglas Hanson is a Los Angeles based architect who has worked with some of the world’s leading architectural firms designing major cultural, commercial, and residential projects in Asia, Europe, and North America. With over three decades of professional experience, Hanson launched his eponymous firm, HansonLA, in 2010.
Early in his career at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Hanson collaborated on major European projects from design through construction. In Barcelona, Hanson managed Vila Olimpica, a collaboration between SOM and Frank O. Gehry & Associates. Hanson then joined Frank O. Gehry & Associates in 1992 as a Senior Associate and Project Architect for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.