Front Studio Architects

Front Studio Architects Front Studio Architects is an architecture and design practice with offices in New York City and Pittsburgh, PA.
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Front Studio Architects, LLC is the partnership of Art Lubetz, Yen Ha and Michi Yanagish*ta. Front Studio engages people and promotes their passions by creating environments that encourage a sense of belonging. We understand architecture to be an interactive, ongoing and creative process that places the environmental welfare of a community and its inhabitants at the forefront of the design. The firm develops emotionally relevant projects that connect people to place.

Coming soon! Look foreword to the completion of our ‘555 First’ project, currently under construction. @ Harrison, New J...
12/10/2019

Coming soon! Look foreword to the completion of our ‘555 First’ project, currently under construction. @ Harrison, New Jersey

Bright colors and an open door to the outside bring life and excitement to our renovation of the Sharpsburg Community li...
09/28/2019

Bright colors and an open door to the outside bring life and excitement to our renovation of the Sharpsburg Community library.

Working through design ideas in elevation for Lowry Burgess.
09/27/2019

Working through design ideas in elevation for Lowry Burgess.

The dynamic, low-budget mixed-use building, Ellsworth Center II, is an indispensible structure in the continuing revital...
09/26/2019

The dynamic, low-budget mixed-use building, Ellsworth Center II, is an indispensible structure in the continuing revitalization of Shadyside’s commercial warehouse district.

⁠There will always be a place for plain, old fashioned reading in the libraries of today and tomorrow.
09/25/2019

⁠There will always be a place for plain, old fashioned reading in the libraries of today and tomorrow.

Hand drawings help us quickly convey concept, volume and heady ideas.
09/24/2019

Hand drawings help us quickly convey concept, volume and heady ideas.

⁠For our renovation of the Sharpsburg Community Library we use exposed ductwork and hanging light fixtures, set against ...
09/23/2019

⁠For our renovation of the Sharpsburg Community Library we use exposed ductwork and hanging light fixtures, set against a vivid yellow-orange ceiling.

Even the back side views of our architecture are interesting and engaging.
09/22/2019

Even the back side views of our architecture are interesting and engaging.

Well suited to the intellectual stimulation of reading, our renovation of the Sharpsburg library serves as a gem for a s...
09/21/2019

Well suited to the intellectual stimulation of reading, our renovation of the Sharpsburg library serves as a gem for a small community that “engages people’s bodies, minds and imaginations.”

Our installation for the entrance to the Arthur Lubetz retrospective at the Carnegie Museum intrigues and delights. And ...
09/20/2019

Our installation for the entrance to the Arthur Lubetz retrospective at the Carnegie Museum intrigues and delights. And it was cheap, fast and easy. Win-win.⁠

Bringing life to the corner of Forbes and Murray in Squirrel Hill with a dynamic entry and volumes that engage the stree...
09/19/2019

Bringing life to the corner of Forbes and Murray in Squirrel Hill with a dynamic entry and volumes that engage the street in our renovation of the local Carnegie Library branch.

Physical models express so much about volume, as on display last spring at the Carnegie's exhibition of the vast array o...
09/18/2019

Physical models express so much about volume, as on display last spring at the Carnegie's exhibition of the vast array of work by Arthur Lubetz, practicing architecture for over 5 decades, and still going strong.

⁠Winner of an AIA Pittsburgh Design Award, A House for a Writer in Bohemia skillfully intertwines the old and the new in...
09/17/2019

⁠Winner of an AIA Pittsburgh Design Award, A House for a Writer in Bohemia skillfully intertwines the old and the new into an inspiring retreat for a writer.

Bold expressive forms engage the street experience at the Liberty Medical Center in Bloomfield, PA #architecture #pittsb...
09/16/2019

Bold expressive forms engage the street experience at the Liberty Medical Center in Bloomfield, PA #architecture #pittsburghpa #arthurlubetz #edmasseryphotography⁠

GIVE TWO CATS ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & A CHANCE TO DESIGN A CAT HOUSE...............
03/06/2019

GIVE TWO CATS ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & A CHANCE TO DESIGN A CAT HOUSE...............

Ok let’s
09/07/2018

Ok let’s

Untitled Album
08/31/2018

Untitled Album

08/28/2018

Happy Architecture.......
is a mosaic of rainbow colored buildings; continuing Front Studio's
vibrant legacy of the juxtapositions
of happy bright colors with dynamic
playful shapes.

Untitled Album
08/28/2018

Untitled Album

Happy Architecture.......Is a mosaic of rainbow colored buildings;continuing Front Studio's vibrant legacy ofthe juxtapo...
08/28/2018

Happy Architecture.......
Is a mosaic of rainbow colored buildings;
continuing Front Studio's vibrant legacy of
the juxtapositions of happy bright colors with
dynamic playful shapes.

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08/21/2018

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HAPPY ARCHITECTURE !The new name for Front Studio according to our new friends/clients from Beijing
08/15/2018

HAPPY ARCHITECTURE !
The new name for Front Studio according to our new friends/clients from Beijing

Magritte, San Francisco MOMA
08/02/2018

Magritte, San Francisco MOMA

Optical Illusion Crosswalk Aims to Slow Down Speedy Iceland Drivers
10/25/2017
Optical Illusion Crosswalk Aims to Slow Down Speedy Iceland Drivers

Optical Illusion Crosswalk Aims to Slow Down Speedy Iceland Drivers

If you were zooming down a familiar street and suddenly saw a bunch of concrete steps floating in the street in front of you, would you hit the brakes? The strange sight would likely be enough to s…

Pittsburgh Quarterly
03/22/2017
Pittsburgh Quarterly

Pittsburgh Quarterly

Arthur Lubetz is one of Pittsburgh’s most thoughtful and challenging architects, even as he completes a half-century of practice. Lubetz, now Front Studio Architects, is as active as ever.

Dezeen
03/08/2017
Dezeen

Dezeen

The Dezeen editorial team has nominated 50 women and female-led studios from the architecture and design industry who inspire us.

The Sharpsburg Library featured in The Architect's Newspaper
10/26/2016
The Architect's Newspaper

The Sharpsburg Library featured in The Architect's Newspaper

“Our work is based on the importance of making architecture experiential and memorable so that it fosters a higher level of awareness in people who don’t normally interact with it.” —Art Lubetz, principal at Front Studio Architects

Ever wonder about portrayal of architects in Hollywood? And why they're all white men? Fantastic look into why by Despin...
09/07/2016
Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia

Ever wonder about portrayal of architects in Hollywood? And why they're all white men? Fantastic look into why by Despina Stratigakos

It’s time to write women architects back into the history of architecture — starting with Wikipedia.

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New York, NY
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Front Studio Architects, LLC provides professional architectural services across a broad variety of projects. The three principals, Yen Ha, Michi Yanagish*ta and Arthur Lubetz, met at Carnegie Mellon University. The firm consists of licensed architects, designers and LEED accredited professionals. Front Studio is a certified Women/Minority Business Enterprise.

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