CMLA envisions a new future of experience design within our media-rich urban cultures. The name, “Curious Minds Los Angeles,” embodies the studio’s vision to bring the subjects of our curiosities—nature, neuroaesthetics, performance art, industrial design, and social media—into design realities that actively engage the mind and emotions. CMLA relies heavily on interdisciplinary collaboration to investigate various scales of spatial intervention, the unexpected and wonderful moments created by carefully employing visible and invisible material palettes. The studio is passionate about the potential for architecture to improve human well-being with each sensory experience.

The office is run by architects Erin Cuevas and Jana Masset Collatz, two women with unique backgrounds who quickly found common ground and a strong friendship while studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The young practice is committed to shaping the exciting future of both design pedagogy and practice.

CMLA’s invaluable team of collaborators has included Daina Swagerty, Jan Collatz, Joy Dayaw, Phillip Lu, Luke Kraman, Phillips Shum, Myrna Ayoub, John Farrace, Elena Hasbun, Victoria Brown, Sarah Rodenhouse, Matthew Conway, Preston Johnston, Alex Weisfeld, Scott March Smith, and Max Suechting.

724 South Spring Street Suite 1101, Los Angeles, CA 90014