LEJARRAGA STUDIO is an Oakland-based architecture and installation firm founded in 2009 on the belief that a diversity of collaborators creates serendipity. Led by principal Ines Lejarraga, Lejarraga Studio is a nimble, boutique firm that assembles the best team for your project, drawing from a pool of collaborators that have a multitude of specialties including food service and retail, high end residential, office, and multi-family housing. Our collaborative approach allows us to offer a wide range of services with the in-depth knowledge of a much larger firm, providing the greatest value for your home or business.
Lejarraga Studio blends art with architecture through material exploration to create beauty.
Our work in installation art, furniture design, and lighting design serve as design studies that influence the larger work. Working closely with contractors, fabricators and artisans allows us to push the design forward by better understanding material possibilities and the talents of each craftsperson.
INES LEJARRAGA is the founder and principal architect of Lejarraga Studio. She is a LEED Accredited Professional who has practiced in New York, Paris, and San Francisco. She holds architectural degrees from Columbia University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Lejarraga's continuing connection to academia through teaching allows her to integrate her research in design with her practice. She has taught at UC Berkeley and is currently a lecturer at the California College of the Arts.
Ines is a co-founder of LINES, a design research think tank with a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. LINES earned "Top Submission" in Dwell Magazine's Parkitecture competition for a speculative green garage design for the future. Lejarraga has won several travel fellowships to pursue LINES’ research goals including the Chester Miller Fellowship and a UNESCO travel grant. Prior to founding Lejarraga Studio, Ines worked at STUDIOS Architecture designing commercial and institutional projects, at HOOD Design, where she worked on urban landscape projects, and at Butler Armsden Architects, where she worked on residential projects in Sea Cliff and Tiburon.
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