Roundhouse is a curatorial platform for public engagement with architecture, archives, and post-industrial sites. It aims to investigate urban change by facilitating engagement with site-specific histories through creative site exploration, archival research, publication and exhibition making.


In 2016, the platform conducted research and organized a series of urban labs in Taylor Yard, an abandoned classification yard in Glassell Park, an area just northeast of downtown Los Angeles. In 2017, Roundhouse presented the some of the outcomes of the ongoing project at 2426WW, an architecture gallery in Mid-City Los Angeles. In 2018, Roundhouse presented the Public Programming series in Los Angeles. In 2019, Roundhouse founders were appointed as Visiting Instructors at Texas Tech University College of Architecture.


Noémie Despland-Lichtert and Brendan Shea are curators, designers, authors, and educators sharing an interest in site-specific histories and the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and aesthetics.


Current : ...

Former : Emma Onstad, Ryan Hayes, Aurea Lopez, Juliet Hollister, Panashé Siachitema, Mohammad Karkoutly, Taylor Lancaster, Zephyr Zhu, Guy Laforet-Kawaguchi



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