Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, was founded in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. The firm was established to address the most critical challenge of our time: Creating beautiful and enduring buildings, neighborhoods and districts, and through them, reinvigorating civic life by restoring the urban cores of our towns and cities and providing an alternative to suburban sprawl.
The firm has an international reputation for design innovation and a strong track record demonstrated in over 300 completed projects. The work of Moule & Polyzoides has been published worldwide, showcased in various museum and university exhibitions and has received numerous awards for excellence. We are accomplished in producing beautiful and appropriate individual buildings as well as master plans for districts, neighborhoods, towns and cities. Our work at all scales is set within ambitious ecological design frameworks. Human scale, open space, landscape, transportation, utility infrastructure and building issues are all carefully integrated within our projects. We are experts in the design of various particular building and place types and have produced significant theoretical and practical advances in the areas of urbanism and housing.
Our general approach is based on sustained inquiry and through it, the development of insight into the cultural and natural character of the urban and natural setting of each of our projects. Our work unfolds by design iterations through various options and crystallizes in easily understood and commonly supported final project recommendations and sequences of implementation actions. We are patient listeners, accomplished leaders of public meetings and capable mediators in helping people with disparate views resolve complex urban and building design challenges.
The organization of the firm is structured around project teams that execute the work from inception through realization. Our project management team consists of partners, associates and project managers. At the center of our practice is a total commitment to quality, integrity, efficiency and accountability, along with strict adherence to budgets and schedules and, ultimately, a superior service.
Moule & Polyzoides is a Women’s Business Enterprise and a California Corporation, with its principals being Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides. The firm has been engaged in architecture and urban design since its inception and became a corporation in 1990. The firm has fifteen members, with architects registered in California, along with NCARB national licensing reciprocity.