Lean Architects is an independent architectural studio established in 2021. We were previously known as Collective Architecture + Design since 2016. We are quickly building a reputation of designing projects that attune to our clients’ deepest needs and dreams, while being respectful of the contextual environment where the projects are built. We want to create a lasting legacy of projects that transcend different styles and trends to enrich the built fabric.
We design interactive spaces that can be experienced through touch, sight and even smell by integrating texture, light, color and form. Texture: the feel of concrete to the hand; Light: the bright morning sun shining in at the right place because of careful placement of windows; Form: the comfortable size of rooms that are neither too big or too small.
We believe that the best buildings are designed in part by those that will inhabit and experience them. Our clients are deeply motivated to create inspired places and we hold space for the creative process to unfold
We truly believe that architecture is a collective process of many voices coming together, and we are facilitators of that process.
We believe that as architects and designers, we must never stop learning and innovating to transcend solutions
The work of our studio spans a wide variety of project types with a strong emphasis on custom residential architecture. Within the scope of residential architecture, we are building a strong portfolio of residential projects that showcase sophisticated, yet pragmatic design as well as a keen sensitivity to the cultural and environmental context of the projects. We have worked on new, heritage and renovation single family projects. Recently, we have developed an interest in multi-residential projects and are slowly exploring this project type to expand our residential work
To complement our residential portfolio, we also undertake small commercial projects such as restaurants and boutique office buildings. Our commercial work is approached with the same rigor that is applied to our residential work by transmitting the same principles of sophisticated, yet practical design solutions. Work in this are spans new construction and renovation projects
Occasionally we have clients that approach us and want to house their business operations in simple and practical buildings. We undertake this work as well and have completed multiple industrial buildings for our clients. Most of these buildings are basic, practical pre-engineered buildings
Lean Architects provides services to the architectural sector with work in the different fields such as Residential, Commercial and Industrial. Read a little bit more about our work in the case studies.
The Modern Cabin borrows the form of the more familiar long barn type building and expands it by opening it up to the natural setting in key areas. The exterior is treated gently to fit within its natural context and is unobtrusive. Glazing is used to open up the interior to outside views and blur the lines, so that the interior becomes an extension of the exterior.Modern Cabin
The Cantilever House explores the dynamics of modern living and the balance of such in a natural landscape. The footprint is split in to two levels with the common living areas on the main level and the private areas on the second level. The second level cantilevers over the main to create a covered outdoor space that could be used as either a carport or an outdoor living space.Read More
Doran’s Lane Residence
The concept of “denial and reward” has been used in laying out the procession through this house. As you approach the house, you get a small glimpse that there is a richer experience beyond. Most of the view has been concealed on approach so that from the front of the house, it cannot be experienced, but as you walk though the front entrance, you get a glimpse of the view and the quality of the spaces that lie beyond the entrance foyer.Read More