Benjamin Aranda

Benjamin Aranda is a principal of ArandaLasch, a New York-based architectural studio dedicated to experimental research and innovative building. Established in 2003 by Ben Aranda and Chris Lasch, the studio designs buildings, installations and objects through a deep investigation of materials and structure. Winners of the United States Artists Award and Young Architects Award in 2007, their early architectural projects are the subject of the book, Pamphlet Architecture #27: Tooling.

ArandaLasch has exhibited their work internationally in galleries and institutions dealing with design and architecture. In 2008 they were commissioned by the MoMA in New York to produce a large-scale installation in the museum. They collaborated with Matthew Ritchie on The Morning Line, a work commissioned by TBA-21 that has traveled to Venice, Seville, Istanbul, and Vienna. In addition to commercial and residential projects in New York, they completed a 42,000 square foot temporary structure for Design Miami in 2009. ArandaLasch were featured in both the 2008 and 2010 Venice Architecture Biennials. ArandaLasch continually develops experimental furniture products that explore new concepts in fabrication and assembly and are represented by Johnson Trading Gallery in New York.