Urban Lab 

We are community.

We are connectors.

We share our space.

Our studio is an Urban Lab where we bring the outside in to inspire innovation and have conversations that uplift cities.

Our Urban Lab is:

A testing ground for making better cities 
A place to come together, collaborate, and socialize
A studio in which we create with our clients
A space that’s more about office camaraderie than life in the cubicle
Our Studio Culture

We foster a positive and healthy workplace culture that promotes work-life balance.

We offer remote working options, as well as restorative classes at our WELL Gold Certified studio in Long Beach. We host company activities and special events with creative leaders across disciplines. 

We Share Our Space

We support and collaborate with many cultural organizations, nonprofits, and start-ups.

By sharing our space with like-minded partners, the Urban Lab promotes discussions about city-making and opens its doors to all comers from free-range chefs to graffiti artists.

Mario Ybarra Jr., Artist-in-Residence


Long Beach Accelerator

Commune Communication


Long Beach Community Design Center

ADU Homes

The CSULB Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship

We Support Local Business

Creating vibrant communities is not done through architecture alone but by investing in the life of our cities.

We are committed to building community and place by supporting small businesses, the heart and soul of our cities.

Pinch Of Salt

VIP Records 

Chef Kyle

Cambodian Cowboy, Chef Chad Phuong

Eddie's Pizza Napoletana

Downtown Long Beach is our testing ground for making better cities. 
Over a decade ago we embarked on a community-led visioning process that led to a new Downtown Plan focused on creating a dynamic and livable “Waterfront Metropolis.” That vision was brought to life with active streets that support walking and biking, thousands of new housing units, and the adaptive reuse of dozens of significant buildings.

Projects In Our City
We took the oldest park in the city and helped make it young again.

to enhancing
city life.