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Knoll Designer Bios


New York
est. 1993

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL) Architects was founded on the belief that innovative design can change daily life. Since its inception in 1993, LTL has worked on large-scale public projects, academic buildings, commercial renovations, residential projects, museum installations, and exhibition designs. The firm was included in the 2000 National Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and was selected in December 2000 by Architectural Record as one of ten firms representing a vanguard in architecture. Their work was exhibited in the US Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Biennale, and more recently they participated in The Museum of Modern Art’s Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront 2010 exhibition.

All three partners teach at institutions throughout the New York area. Paul Lewis is the Director of Graduate Studies at Princeton University School of Architecture; his twin brother, David Lewis, is a Director of the Masters Program at Parsons and The New School for Design; and Marc Tsurumaki teaches graduate design studios at both Columbia and Yale Universities.

In 2006, LTL collaborated with KnollTextiles on the “Parallel Lines” wallcovering collection. Composed of simple pencil marks — scanned and multiplied to create complex patterns — the collection explores the “intersection between drawing and decoration.”