A keen observer of everyday life, Julie Eizenberg leads investigations that reframe the way we think about conventional building typologies. Her focus on user experience, whether for individuals, underserved communities or the public at large, brings a perspective that translates seemingly mundane programs into places of ease and generosity.
Julie teaches and lectures around the world, is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Mayor’s Institute on City Design, and is on the board of Public Architecture. Her forthcoming book, titled “Urban Hallucinations,” takes on the idyll of “local” and “neighborhood” through the design of recent projects in the Los Angeles region. Under her leadership, Koning Eizenberg has earned over 130 design and sustainability awards and been widely published. The practice has been honored as AIA California’s Firm of the Year, and Julie and founding partner Hank Koning were awarded the 2012 AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal in recognition of a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.