Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists was founded in 1990 to address the emerging challenge of our time: creating timeless and sustainable buildings, campuses, neighborhoods and towns for current and future generations.
Our work aims to celebrate civic life in human settlement, care for the natural world and provide new alternative models to the social isolation and placelessness of suburban sprawl. Our approach is grounded in pairing cutting edge technology with generative social, environmental and economic actions. Its aesthetic root is in the exploration of design in the context of distinct cultural traditions and climate-specific ecological landscapes.
Our projects are framed through the simultaneous consideration of issues of the unique ambitions of our clients, human scale, open space, landscape, transportation, infrastructure and buildings. This work is based on sustained inquiry and through it, the development of insight into the workings of individual towns or cities. Our projects unfold by design iterations through various design options and crystallize in easily understood and commonly supported final recommendations and sequences of actions. We are expert listeners, accomplished leaders of public meetings and capable mediators in helping people with disparate views resolve complex challenges.
Our goal is to provide our clients the highest standard of comprehensive architectural services with experience in multiple areas of expertise. The organization of the firm consists of partners, associates, and project managers structured around project teams who execute the work from inception through realization. At the center of our practice is a total commitment to quality, integrity, efficiency and accountability, along with strict adherence to budgets and schedules and, ultimately, a superior service.
Moule & Polyzoides is a Women’s Business Enterprise and a California Corporation, with its partners being Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides. The firm has architects registered in California along with several other states and NCARB national licensing reciprocity.
Our firm practices both architecture and urbanism with projects in the United States and around the world. Our international reputation for design innovation and our strong service record are demonstrated in over 300 completed projects.
The work of Moule & Polyzoides has been published worldwide, showcased in various museum and university exhibitions, and has received numerous awards for excellence. The firm was awarded the prestigious Architect of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal.