Our interdependent workshop structure allows us to function as an ecology of disciplines, combining the expertise of architects, landscape designers, museum strategists, furniture makers, and creatives of all types.
Whether we’re working on a museum or a private residence, a masterplan or an experimental object, there’s no such thing as a singular WHY aesthetic. We work globally across different sectors and building types, and each project is the outcome of its own context, collaborations, and conversations.
Above all, we seek to foster an ethic of inclusivity and social responsibility, and we are committed to positively impacting the lives of the diverse communities we work with. We design with one goal in mind: to allow people, culture, and places to thrive.
Our international team brings together multiple different skills, experiences, and perspectives. We work primarily from our two main offices in New York and Los Angeles, with outposts in Paris and San Francisco.
Misa Lund, COO
Interview with Misa for Madame ArchitectMadame Architect
Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder and Creative Director
Interview with Kulapat for The New York TimesNY Times
The WHY Buildings Workshop binds together our ecology of disciplines, guiding design concepts through to construction.Read more
The WHY Landscape Workshop applies strategies of wilding and creative design to bring biodiversity to the built environment.Read more
The WHY Museums Workshop is our platform for progressive thinking about museums and cultural institutions.Read more
The WHY Ideas Workshop is our think-tank for impactful community engagement and creative collaborations.Read more