Laney LA is an award-winning architecture and design studio driven by the conviction that great architecture can inspire the best in humanity - moving those who experience it, shaping neighborhoods, and impacting the way we steward our environment. Based in Los Angeles, the studio specializes in residential, commercial, and interior design projects along the western coast and mountain ranges of the United States.
With a global roster from Canada to South Africa, Laney LA is a place where diverse minds gather, focused on the simultaneous pursuit of critical discourse and vibrant culture. Conscious of architecture’s ability to connect our lives with nature, their projects seek symbiosis between the built and natural environment, and have been recognized by the 2022 AIA Los Angeles Residential Honor awards and the 2022 Dezeen Longlist.
Ultimately, Laney LA’s approach requires an embrace of the tension between sustainability and affordability, nostalgia and progress, rigorous design and artful service. For there is strength found in tensility, and beauty found in paradox.
Anthony is the founding partner and visionary leader of Laney LA. Recognized as an emerging voice in the architecture community, his work has received numerous accolades, including an Honor Award from his local AIA chapter, and a Residential Architecture Merit Award from the AIA|LA. Anthony speaks frequently on the topics of design and entrepreneurship, and has taught design communication and drawing at the USC School of Architecture. His gift is bringing out the best in creative teams and adventurous clients.
Mebra Kisaka is an accomplished business professional with extensive experience in organizational development, strategic planning, and team building. A Los Angeles native, she graduated with her master’s from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and now serves as the studio’s chief operating officer. Her role encompasses oversight of the studio’s growth, its various departments, and ultimately, its financial success. While she has built a reputation for solving strategic challenges and cultivating high performance teams, her true specialty is aligning people and processes to unlock focused performance.
Originally from British Columbia, the United States is the fourth country that Madison has called home. As Laney LA’s Business Director, Madison plays a key role in business development and administrative management, all while positively influencing the firm’s culture. As an MBA candidate and office leader, Madison strives to approach all tasks and obstacles with an optimistic attitude and creative outlook. Madison’s bright spirit and entrepreneurial energy helps her achieve any goal she puts her mind to.
Trained in architecture design at USC’s school of architecture and the renowned engineering firm Buro Happold, Krista is a founding partner of Laney LA, and is, in many ways, the cornerstone of the company. She has led the curation and tastemaking of Laney LA’s material research and applications. While her role continues to evolve over time, she is currently serving as an advisor to the leadership team, a resource to the design team, and mother and educator for her children. We’re not sure how she does it all either.
John is a powerhouse designer with an unrivaled passion for crafting transformative spaces. He is responsible for leading custom projects along California’s coastline and mountain ranges, and has developed a strong expertise in interior design and architecture. His determined leadership and design influence continues to shape new generations of projects and people at Laney.
Equipped with dual degrees in landscape design and architecture, Kevin brings a thoughtful, sustainability-centered approach to design. From concept to construction, Kevin leverages his broad expertise across a range of tasks and projects. With an ability to elevate everything he touches, Kevin has become an integral leader and prolific contributor on our team.
With an educational background in chemistry and architecture, Jacob’s unique skillset weaves elegant design out of complex parameters. His approach involves intensive research, pinpointing interactive opportunities between objects in order to craft a purposeful, elevated homes. Trained at UCLA and winner of the Chao-DI Su award for best masters thesis project, Jacob brings immense drive and deep intellectual curiosity to the range of architectural and interior projects under his rigorous supervision.
With dual degrees in Masters of Architecture & Master Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, Kameron brings over a decade of experience in residential and commercial architecture to Laney LA. Beyond Kameron’s commitment to growth, he embraces challenges and opposing viewpoints, as they allow him to constantly refresh his beliefs and outlooks. With a humble heart and passion for design, he is dedicated to enriching the lives of those who experience his creations.
Graduated with a masters in architecture, Logan began his career in Greenpoint, New York before relocating to Los Angeles. With a background in hospitality and 3D modeling, he strives to express subtle, concise, and timeless designs that communicate a comprehensive narrative. Logan’s strong intuition and disciplined, active listening skills enable him to build strong client relations and deliver clean, precise work.
Trained at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania with a masters in urban planning, Cezar provides support to each project from documentation through construction. A Romanian-born globetrotter, his broad insights and sharp thinking diversifies Laney LA’s brain trust. As an expert in BIM technology with a knack for simplicity, Cezar’s “less is more” approach produces work that demonstrates beauty at every scale.
Trained at Yasar University in Turkey, Ezgi supports the Laney LA team in her pursuit of excellence through the creation of intentional and timeless architecture. With an extensive background in project management and Archicad, Ezgi provides a unique and attentive perspective to each project. Paired with her ability to blend thoughtful design with functional architecture, Ezgi betters Laney LA by bringing a genuine attitude and strong work ethic to the studio on a daily basis.
With a multidisciplinary background, Michelle first began her career in business and entertainment before returning to University of California, Los Angeles to pursue interior design. With her experience in residential design and administration, Michelle prioritizes the dialogue with the client beyond anything else and finds that the story being told begins and ends with the human experience.
Buyan began his career in finance before pursuing his passion for design at the NewSchool of Architecture in San Diego. After graduating at the top of his class, he dove into his career in the states and hasn’t looked back. Beyond his humble spirit and open curiosity, he possesses an ability to intuitively distill designs in order to catapult them even farther.
Jocy brings a wealth of experience and joy to the studio. Unfazed by challenges, her approach to design involves searching for the interaction of beauty and function. Her deep intellectual curiosity and ability to step into any project make her a choice collaborator on all our projects.
A native of South Africa, Jono has lived in the United States for nearly a decade, and joins our team with a wealth of diverse interests and abilities. From studying marketing, management, and architecture to dedicating a year to humanitarian work, he brings a deep appreciation for the intersection of creating work that is a service to both its occupants and humanity at large. Trained at Pratt Institute, Jono's unique skillset leverages his background in conceptual experimentation to elevate the design of every project.
Graduated with a Master's in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, Canara brings a sense of stability and originality to the Laney LA office. Canara’s background in marketing, communications, project management, and event planning helps to provide Laney LA with office support and daily event execution. Originally from Seattle, Canara joins the Laney LA team with an eagerness to support all departments of the company and help foster a positive work environment.
With a background in events, marketing and real estate, Saige brings a new perspective and a vibrant voice to the Laney LA studio. As administrative assistant, she leverages her skills in coordination and communication in order to elevate the work of the team. Masterfully balancing attention to detail and the creation of genuine connection with colleagues and clients, she helps foster an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration.