Formation Association is a Los Angeles based studio that practices architecture as an expansive cultural project, transforming our expectations of the built environment.
Endeavoring to discover multivalent outcomes for projects of every scale, Formation Association pursues the studied synthesis of the social and the material and their ongoing interplay across architecture, urbanism, and broader ecologies. Formation Association is led by Design Director John K. Chan, AIA LEED AP, and Managing Director Grace U. Oh.
Transformational architecture as an expansive cultural project.
Formation Association’s projects emerge from a collaborative meditation with our clients and partners to discover and materialize shared practical and psychological agendas resonating with site and social contexts. Our creative work is complimented by both the talent and technique of our staff, who have a broad range of experience and have produced a roster of award-winning work. Our knowledgeable team excavates history, engages the contemporary moment, and collaborates with clients, communities, and interdisciplinary partners to promote a variegated design approach.