Current Work and Awards


January 2018:

Initial concept sketch

Flower Street at the site of St John’s Cathedral near downtown Los Angeles–church offices, student housing, recreational facilities. Indirect light source of crevice-like terraces eliminates need for  freeway-facing windows. Plants buffer noise and help oxygenate.  Open sight lines at grade allow views of Cathedral. Liapor clay facade ties in with church’s concrete and clay exterior.  Mumbai based website has published the Tides brentwood, December, 2017

October, 2017

Valerie Schweitzer AIA  wins the American Architecture Prize in small architecture category, for her 350 sq ft art studio, designed in 2008. Butterfly Studio.  (See Westport Studio)

Publications in 2017-2018: e-architect; designboom (selected by founder and editor-in-chief Burgit Lohmann); inhabitat;; world architecture news (WAN); 88designbox;; Le Figaro  and over 8 other countries, including South Korea and the Czech Republic.


Prize Winner in Architectural Design / Small Architecture
Firm Location New York, United States
Company Valerie Schweitzer
Lead DesignerValerie Schweitzer AIA
Design Team Valerie Schweitzer, All Phase construction (Bridgeport Ct)
Published in over 10 countries worldwide including:
archdaily; designboom by editor-in chief, Burgit Lohmann;
e-architect (united kingdom); inhabitat; (usa); (portugal); 88designbox (spain); dexinger


Living Wall, West Los Angeles

Plants and people occupy luminous cavities built into a stucco-clad wall. Made of pressure-treated wood studs, plywood and stucco. Drip irrigation for drought-tolerant plants saves water. The tableau challenges our notion of where painting and sculpture end, and architecture begins.

Interior of the tenant lounge and offices at The Tides

Art and interior furnishings also by architect


3861 Vinton Avenue, Culver City adjacent, Los Angeles

Across from the Sony Studios in Los Angeles, a neighborhood undergoing revitalization, a renovation of the facade on developer’s budget:



3–Bubble Shade

Citation for the shade competition sponsored by Architizer, at

Currently in dialog with the NYC Parks  specifications department to install this low-maintenance shading device in one of the city’s parks.  See “bubble shade” category for shop drawings completed in collaboration with Rossymone Inc.

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Recent Exhibits:

Westport Library, Abstractions

Rumble, UCLA