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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, for a reception, lecture, and discussion with Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA

In collaboration with the Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly SLO LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design

Helms Design Center        
8745 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Lecture is Free and Open to the Public


Lorcan O’Herlihy

Lorcan O’Herlihy is an internationally renowned architect and urban designer with offices in Los Angeles, California and Detroit, Michigan. After a career working with esteemed firms including Kevin Roche, I. M. Pei and Steven Holl, O’Herlihy founded Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA] in 1994 where he is the Founding Principal and Creative Director. He has built a robust portfolio of work rooted in embracing architecture’s role as a catalyst for change. Enacting a powerful alliance of inventive designs with vigorous social ideals, O’Herlihy’s work prospers whether it is supportive affordable housing in South Los Angeles, working with grassroots neighborhood advocates in Detroit, or designing cultural institutions like Chapman University Dance School. In addition to building over 100 projects across three continents Lorcan has been published in over 20 countries and recognized with 150-plus national and international awards, including the 2021 AIALA Gold Medal, Architect’s Newspaper Best of Practice North America Firm Award, the AIALA Firm of the Year Award, the AIA California Distinguished Practice Award, and was ranked the #1 Design Firm in the US by Architect Magazine in 2018.

Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, FAIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo).

Photos (left to right): Image of Sandi Simon Center, Image of Isla Intersections: Here and Now Agency, and Image of Lorcan O’Herlihy.


May 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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