• Arch. Benjamin Aranda

    Keynote Speaker, Aranda\Lasch

    Arch. Benjamin Aranda

    Keynote Speaker, Aranda\Lasch



    Principal Aranda\Lasch, USA


    Tom Ford flagship Miami Store

    Among them is the Tom Ford flagship Miami store, in which patterns and shapes typical on the Art Deco -Period architecture are referenced in its design for the building’s facade.
    Aranda/Lasch completed The Tom Ford flagship Miami store,a store for fashion designer Tom Ford in the Miami Design District, featuring an angular facade that references bold Art Deco motifs.
    Situated on the corner of a busy Miami street, the shop is part of a new building by Aranda\Lasch that houses four luxury retailers, including French fashion brand Lanvin and Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega.

    Inspired by the pleated Art Deco patterns found in architecture and fashion, the facade is given a texture that revives the exuberance and ornament of Miami’s golden era.
    Glass fibre-reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels were moulded into a geometric formation. They were then applied to the facade, creating a serrated finish that contrasts with the smooth, angled sections around the entrance to the store and shop windows.

    At night, lighting integrated into the panel joints illuminates and emphasises the pattern.
    The Aranda\Lasch-designed building – titled the Art Deco Project – is part of Craig Robins’ Miami Design District Development. Robins, co-founder of the Design Miami fair, is turning the area into a


    2015- The architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award
    2014- Architectural Record design Vanguard Award


    Benjamin Aranda is principal at ArandaLasch, an architecture and design studio located in New York and Tucson. ArandaLasch designs buildings, installations and furniture through a deep investigation of structure and materials. Recognition includes the United States Artists Award, Young Architects Award, Design Vanguard Award, AD Innovators, and the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award. Their early projects are the subject of the book Tooling. ArandaLasch has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, design fairs and biennials. Building projects include stores in Miami, an outdoor theater in Gabon, and an Art Park and museum in Bali.

    Benjamin Aranda received his B.A in architecture from UC Berkeley and his M.Arch degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
    Benjamin Aranda taught a master’s Landscape Architecture and Architecture studio at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design on the subject of the future of Gabon’s capital, Libreville. He also took his class to the source of their studies to experience first hand the culture, climate and architecture of the city. Also, he served aș visiting professor at Colombia University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley.