FREELANDBUCK is a Los Angeles and New York City-based architectural office led by David Freeland and Brennan Buck. Established in 2009, the office makes buildings, spaces, and objects that open multiple modes of engagement through layers of meaning, illusion and visual effect.
Drawing, as both design method and autonomous form of representation, is central to the firm’s work, producing visual richness, intricate spatial sequences, and cultural reference. With each project, FreelandBuck aims to form distinct spaces with an inherent connection to the activity around them that contribute to a more stimulating, aesthetically engaging, and challenging world.
FreelandBuck was named a finalist for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architect’s Program, a member of Architectural Record’s 2017 Design Vanguard, and a winner of the 2017 AIA LA Next LA Award for their project, Second House. Other recent projects include Parallax Gap, an installation for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Los Angeles headquarters of Hungry Man Productions, among other residential, commercial, and cultural commissions. David Freeland teaches at SCI-Arc and Brennan Buck at the Yale School of Architecture.
Photos by Eric Staudenmaier Photography