Executive Architecture & Design

Team

Alan Grant

Principal

Alan Grant received an A.B. degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley along with two Eisner awards for excellence in architecture, and graduated summa cum laude. He continued his education at Columbia University, and received advanced standing for the Master's program in Architecture. After graduation, Alan received an honored design internship with Skidmore Owings and Merrill. After completing the internship, Alan went on to practice architecture in Europe, where he received a part II license from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Alan is also licensed in the state of California, and the state of Washington.

Alan directs the design aspects of the office, but has practices both as a designer and a project architect on large complex projects. Alan's considerable experience in design and technology has enabled him to bring Large Architecture a very rational design approach that is artistic, innovative and pragmatic.

Mike Rich

Principal

Mike Rich is a seasoned architect with extensive experience in all phases of architecture from conceptual design to construction administration. Mike’s varied experience has ranged from very large complex projects such as high-rise mixed-use residential housing and high-rise commercial office buildings, to small and medium sized complex projects such as interior tenant improvements.

Mike directs the production aspects of the LARGE Architecture studio, sets the standards for the quality and the completeness of the contract documents, and oversees the coordination amongst the consultant design team throughout all design and production phases of our projects. Mike’s considerable knowledge of building systems, building technology, building codes, and sustainable design enables LARGE Architecture to deliver well organized, technically superior contract documents through all phases of project development.

Greg LaGrega

Principal

Greg LaGrega directs the commercial architecture, corporate interiors and the development of the interior architecture production studio for LARGE Architecture. His experience includes corporate, commercial, hospitality, and residential architecture. In addition to his in-house duties, Greg also coordinates the work of consultants and other disciplines through the construction documentation phase. Greg is experienced in all phases of architecture from the schematic design through construction administration.

Lisa Yan

Director

Lisa Yan graduated from the University of Los Angeles with a bachelor’s Degree in Art History, and then went on to complete her Master’s degree in architecture from the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago. Lisa has been responsible for the design, management and technical delivery of a broad range of building types that includes mixed-use, commercial office, hotel, retail and healthcare projects. With overall accountability for the production and coordination of the Contract Documents, Lisa coordinates the efforts of the project team, reviews the documents for compliance with architectural design criteria and facilitates communication with all members of the team.

In the critical roles of Project Architect and Project Manager, Lisa has been responsible for the delivery of some of the largest building projects in California.

Tetsuya Ogami

Director of Design

Tetsuya Ogami primarily assists in facilitating the advancement of design at LARGE Architecture. He honed his technical and aesthetic sensibilities through his tenure at several internationally recognized firms. Combined with his experience on a broad range of project types, Tetsuya brings to LARGE Architecture a strong creative and rational design technique.
Tetsuya completed his architectural education with honors at the University of Southern California. After graduation, Tetsuya resided in Venice Italy where he assisted in establishing an architectural think tank with Michael Carapetian of the Architectural Association London.

Tetsuya was selected for a traveling fellowship to South America in 1999. In 2002, he was a finalist for an international art and architecture competition sponsored by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs. In addition to his experience on projects in the United States, Tetsuya has worked on projects in Europe and Asia.