About Us

Swift Lee Office (SLO) is a multi-disciplinary design collaborative founded in 2000 by Gloria Lee and Nathan Swift.  SLO has since grown to a full-service, award-winning architectural firm with an extensive portfolio of innovative residential and educational projects, as well as highly complex civic, commercial, and industrial projects throughout California and beyond. SLO believes sustainable design makes good business as well as environmental sense. They are committed to working with clients to design the most energy, resource and water-efficient buildings that the budget, time, and scope of the project allow.

SLO’s passionate team of architects, designers and makers dedicate themselves daily to challenging the ordinary and bringing a sense of wonder to the design and making of community space. Through a practice that combines architecture, art and making, SLO strives to create work that exhibits a playful interplay of material exploration, technological sophistication, environmental consciousness, social relevance, narrative storytelling, and DIY inventiveness.  SLO’s work has been widely recognized through publications, exhibitions, and awards, including AIA/LA design awards, SXSWEDU Learn by Design Finalist, LafargeHolcim Sustainable Construction Award, Citation Award from the National School Boards Association, and a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

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