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Form Found Design is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based architecture and design studio, operating at the intersection of technology and nature 


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Joseph Sarafian, AIA

CEO | Co-Founder

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Ron Culver, AIA

COO | Co-Founder

We explore novel design solutions by studying the forces in nature, listening to the needs of our clients, and applying our own design expertise. We endeavor to innovate and create new opportunities for design to impact society.

We believe that design research fuels innovative projects. Our award-winning work has been published globally on platforms such as Dezeen, Architect's Newspaper, and Business Insider and has lead to numerous keynote speaking engagements on the role of new technology in architecture.


Joseph and Ron first met in UCLA's Master of Architecture and Urban Design program, studying under Greg Lynn and Julia Koerner and soon after, built their first commission together, the MARS Pavilion for Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. The MARS Pavilion was a proof of concept for robotic construction using fabric as an adjustable formwork. To understand the backstory of the MARS Pavilion, you can read about it in Tolya Stonorov's book, FABRIC[ated].


FABRIC[ated] Fabric Innovation and Material Responsibility in Architecture
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We believe that design starts by asking questions.



Through research and collaboration, we begin by asking questions, while bringing our own inspiration and expertise to the table. Only after a deep understanding of the site, can opportunities be identified.



We believe in an iterative design process. Only through testing ideas can a solution be found. Our approach employs the latest software and hardware to design and coordinate complex projects at all scales.



Coordinating the project among consultants, we produce detailed construction documents to ensure the realization of our design intent. Our team will then oversee the project through construction.



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