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Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects)


Year established: 1997

Total personnel: 11 to 25

Contact: Marc Tsurumaki (

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) is an architecture and design partnership founded by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis, located in New York City. LTL works closely with clients and advisory boards to produce works of architectural excellence, fundamentally believing architecture has the capacity to change daily life. LTL's designs turn seeming limitations and obstacles into creative architectural solutions through a close examination of the conventional and the overlooked. The firm actively pursues a diverse range of work, maintaining a creative dialogue between built projects and speculative investigations. LTL's work includes large scale public projects, academic buildings, commercial renovations, residential projects, museum installations and exhibition designs.LTL recently completed Bornhuetter Hall, a 47,500 square ft. residence hall for the College of Wooster, Ohio. In the spring of 2005 LTL opened two new restaurants in New York - Tides Restaurant and Xing Restaurant. Other recent built work includes Fluff Bakery, Ini Ani Coffee Shop, and Lozoo Restaurant, all in New York City. Other current projects range from new houses in New York and Pennsylvania for private clients, affordable housing in East New York with HPD, the expansion and renovation of the Arthouse at the Jones Center for Contemporary Art in Austin, Texas and several new commercial projects.LTL is looking for opportunities to partner with an established architect with sustainability expertise, and a developer that specializes in affordable housing.Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis

Bornhuetter Hall, College of Wooster: 185-bed dormitory comprised of two separate wings linked by an outdoor courtyard

Bornhuetter Hall, College of Wooster: View of the study nooks that cantilever into the entry courtyard

Fluff Bakery: A bakery and coffee shop that uses stacked felt and plywood to wrap the interior and support a bent steel chandelier

Xing: A restaurant in that uses laminated acrylic to produce a colorful canopy that drops down to become the bar

Park Tower: View of the residential section of a tower proposal that intertwines a parking garage with occupiable architectural space