Kenneth M. Loretto

AIA, LEED Green Associate, Design Director

I grew up about a quarter mile from Artpark, NY. In Lewiston. On the Niagara River. Vita Acconci, Alice Aycock, Chris Burden, and other artists would visit Artpark for a summer, make something, and leave it behind. Out in the rain. And the snow. Big work. The size of buildings. It was mysterious. And daunting. And wonderful. This was my introduction to architecture. But I didn’t know it then.

education

California State Polytechnic University, M.Arch. Brigham Young University, BFA in Drawing and Painting

started at ELS

1999

cities you’ve lived in

O.B. San Diego, California, early 80s. I wanted to live at the beach. I had taken the bus from Buffalo to California. Got off in El Cajon. My brother came out to visit and said, “you came all the way to California and stopped here?!” He had a point. Next stop, Ocean Beach.

building

La Grand Arche, Paris. It is scaleless.

physical activity

Running

books

The Razor’s Edge by Somerset Maughm

design inspirations

A blank piece of paper

design motto

“Architecture happens at the seams” — author unknown