We welcome this opportunity to introduce Studio Luz Architects, an agile, forward thinking practice that strives to link social responsibility, sustainable construction practices with built material expression. Through our work, we seek to redefine traditional uses of space, materials, and technology to better serve the exceptional aspects that each project and client possess. Our work and client base is diverse, ranging from residential, commercial, institutional to cultural projects. We understand that the creation of architecture is a collective enterprise and as such, we organize strategic collaborations between our clients, fabricators, engineers, and building contractors to achieve the project goals. With an expanding field of influence, we invest in innovative concepts, find inspiration in popular culture, promote local craft, and think through abstraction to create something unexpected and refreshing. We embrace a strong team approach and through this are able to tap into the full richness of architectural practice, nurturing innovative ideas into constructed reality.
Founded by principal partners Hansy L. Better Barraza, AIA, LEED AP and Anthony J. Piermarini, AIA in 2002, the work of Studio Luz Architects has been widely recognized receiving international honors including the Architectural Record Design Vanguard Award, the National AIA Young Architects Award, a Progressive Architectural Award, Hospitality Design Wave of the Future Award, New England Home 5 Under 40 Award, four AIA Design Excellence Awards and the prestigious Architectural League of New York’s Young Architect’s Award. Studio Luz Architects is NCARB certified, and licensed to practice in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York. Hansy and Anthony are active members of the Boston Society of Architects, the United States Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects and participate in the 1% Pro Bono Design Public Architecture Program. In addition, Hansy and Anthony are Co-Founders of BR+A+CE: Building Research+Architecture+Community Exchange, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by artists and designers to create new community spaces that engage social, economic, and cultural issues facing communities around the world.