October 12-13, 2019

Fathom & Form, Los Angeles, California

Presented by Re:borN Dance Interactive, Project XYZ of Curious Minds Los Angeles, and Safety Third Productions, this interactive performance uses dance, architecture and technology to explore the emotional toll of mass surveillance. As physical and digital surveillance evolves during the show, audience and performer become observers and observed to help us understand each other’s fears of observation and desires to be seen. The significance of the show is to display an awareness of the emotional toll of mass surveillance and a shared responsibility to improve the psychological, social, and environmental well-being of humans and society.

Tickets available at this link.


Speed Talks: Influence

August 08, 2019

CO Architects, Los Angeles, California

Jana speaks about Neuroaesthetics at Speed Talks 2019, presented by the WiA, AWA+D, SoCalNOMA, and AAa/e. In a rapid-fire format, women accomplished at various levels of their careers present on an event, moment in time, project or person that has influenced them… and how they choose to influence others.


LA Dance Project Residency

May 20-25, 2019

LA Dance Project Studios, Los Angeles, California

CMLA produces Contour, a site-specific installation in the foyer of the LA Dance Project Studios. The scenography is presented below rather than in front of the audience, providing a unique perspective on the performance. Audience members are encouraged to imagine the dancers’ movements and forms obscured by the flexible membrane. The combination of physical membrane, digital contours, and the human body augment the perception of each individual component.


Of Performance Architecture & Film Symposium

May 04, 2019

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Erin presents several of the Project XYZ films.


WELL Accredited Professional

March 25, 2019

Jana attained the WELL AP credential by demonstrating her knowledge of the interaction between health and wellness within the built environment.


Tulane School of Architecture Alumni Lecture Series

March 11, 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana

Jana presents work samples that outline the trajectory of her professional development, from student at Tulane to co-founder of CMLA, to current thesis students and faculty.

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Archinect Cross-Talk

November 22, 2018

Erin shares her thoughts on the mismatches between the social value of art and public consumers.

The role of Archinect’s series Cross-Talk is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity—if there can be one. Cross-Talk attempts—if to only say that it did—to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced. Cross-Talk attempts to force the no, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the self, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.


Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) 2018 Conference

September 20-22, 2018

Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

CMLA presents Architecture of Effortless Attention


Expansiveness: Changing Perspective

August 24-25, 2018

A+D Museum, Los Angeles, California

Expansiveness: Changing Perspective is a multi-media performance merging architecture and dance from MashUp Contemporary Dance company and Curious Minds Los Angeles.

Architecture studio CMLA and MashUp Contemporary Dance Company, in collaboration with the A+D Museum and HomeMakeLabs, present Expansiveness: Changing Perspective. This immersive performance evokes both spatial and social manifestations of expansiveness. The physical and projected environment is a design implementation of CMLA’s ongoing research project Architecture of Effortless Attention, through which the studio is investigating means and methods for producing qualities of mystery and novelty to promote psychological wellness. MashUp’s choreography brings the audience through a narrative of identifying truth among the thoughts we each project upon ourselves and upon each other. The performance explores the potential of people recognizing a problem, considering solutions together, and collectively producing change through the expansion of one small idea. Co-produced by two female-owned organizations, Expansiveness: Changing Perspective celebrates Women’s Equality Day with performances on August 24 and 25.


Completion of the 65th renovation

June 14, 2018

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Archinect Small Studio Snapshot

April 02, 2018

Archinect publishes Mackenzie Goldberg’s interview with CMLA as part of its Small Studio Snapshot series.


International Women’s Day Celebration

March 08, 2018

MashUp Dance Company, Los Angeles, California

Project XYZ is invited to share its work at MashUp Dance Company’s International Women’s Day performance through a site specific video installation projected on the building facade.

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See. Taste. Hear.

August 17, 2017

An immersive private dining experience hosted by CMLA and GHBW.

See - Live dance performance by Evoke Dance Company

Taste - Dining experience by Haute Chefs LA, Chef Jeffrey Nimer

Hear - Interactive sound installation by Scott March Smith and Max Suechting


All that is Solid: Interior Matters

May 15, 2017

Erin’s Harvard Graduate School of Design thesis work published.


Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital Worlds

March 24-25, 2017

University of East London, London, United Kingdom

CMLA presents relevant work and research under the topic of the relationship between social media and architecture.


USC Architecture Generation Next

March 08, 2017

USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles, California

Erin’s Harvard Graduate School of Design academic research is presented at an event celebrating young USC alumni who have started their own practices.


Material Performance: Fibrous Tectonics & Architectural Morphology

July 22, 2016

Fibrous Pneumaticity is published in Material Performance: Fibrous Tectonics & Architectural Morphology by Achim Menges.


GSD Platform 8

February 15, 2016

Fibrous Pneumaticity is published in Platform 8: An Index of Design & Research, edited by Zaneta Hong.



October 2015

Fibrous Pneumaticity is published on SuperArchitects.com (S//A).



April 09, 2015

Fibrous Pneumaticity is published on suckerPUNCH.com.