Founding Principal

Wendy Gilmartin is a licensed architect and writer living and building in Los Angeles. Wendy was previously the Los Angeles partner at FAR frohn&rojas, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Santiago, Chile, and project architect at Assembledge+ in Los Angeles. She is a fourth-generation Angelino, with a family lineage of building in southern California. She’s helped realize notable public and private design projects in the region including Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, Elephant Gallery in Glassell Park, 2013 AIA/LA restaurant of the year award-winning Nobu Malibu, and an artists’ retirement community at the edge of the Salton Sea.

She holds an MArch degree from Rice University and is a visiting lecturer at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Wendy also sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and has been interviewed about her work on KCRW’s “DnA: Design & Architecture” with Frances Anderton.

Prior to becoming an architect, Wendy was a music critic for LAWeekly for ten years. She is a National Entertainment Journalism Award winner and has been honored by The Los Angeles Press Club for her writing on music and the arts. Wendy's writing has been published in The Los Angeles TimesLAWeekly, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Houston PressCoagula art JournalGlasstire Visual Art & ReviewThe Dallas Observer, KCET's ARTBOUNDThe Architect's Newspaper and in the recently -published books Latitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas (Heyday Publishers), New Deal (Jungle Books) and Best Practices (No Style Press).

Team Members (present and past)

Shania Williams, Luis Montoya, Marc Rudy, Dariush Damian, Steven Chodoriwsky