Lorcan was born in Dublin and spent his early years in Ireland and California before moving to Los Angeles at 16. Since starting Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) in 1990, Lorcan’s work has been deeply engaged with projects embedded in urban areas and continues to embrace architecture as a catalyst of change. Lorcan travels extensively as a guest critic and lecturer and is currently in an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art. He received his master’s degree at the Architectural Association in London.
Lorcan was a junior tennis champion in Ireland and continued to hone his on-court skills over the years. His lefty serve and doubles prowess helped his USTA League team win the Southern California Sectionals.
As Managing Director and Sr. Architect, Alex’s varied background in design, strategic planning and cross-disciplinary collaboration brings a richness of experience to Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA). Alex is the current Chairman of AIA-LA’s Urban Design Committee, which gives him a broad perspective on LOHA’s urban infill projects, located in rapidly evolving enclaves like Frogtown, Koreatown, and the Arts District.
Alex holds a bachelor of arts in architecture from UC Berkeley and earned his master of architecture degree from UCLA. He and MAK Games partner Lorcan O’Herlihy met on the tennis courts nearly twenty years ago and have enjoyed playing doubles as USTA League teammates.
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