Weather Projects is an architecture studio founded in 2013 by Shannon Han and Hunter Knight. Based in Los Angeles, we provide design services for architecture, interiors, and furniture. The studio's work focuses on a dialogue between forms and spaces that have the ability to offer society a sense of place, of fascination, and a new way to experience the world. We believe this focus leads to better buildings, communities, and cities for us all to live.

Our residential projects create a background for modern life. We work closely and collaboratively with regional real estate developers and private homeowners. Our projects range from individual home renovations and additions to ground up single and multi-unit developments. In recent years our office has focused largely on re-conceptualized homes in and around coastal and hillside zoned communities. We believe our strength lies in complex sites with underutilized assets. Once identified, these assets are maximized through the design for any given space, context, or program. Through this process we are able to improve the health, wellness, and aesthetic qualities of the spaces while adding substantial value to the client’s property. Currently our residential projects are located in Los Angeles and Marin County.

Our commercial projects are with innovative companies seeking unique architecture that speaks directly to their brand identity. These projects range from a hotel in downtown Los Angeles to highly complex clean rooms and mission control spaces for Virgin Orbit in Long Beach. Our abilities to open up collaborative dialogue while maintaining focus on the priorities of the client, program, and site give us unique insights into the projects attributes. These collaborative efforts and insights result in design solutions for an architecture that is uniquely situated within the identity of the company.

 

SHANNON HAN, PARTNER

Shannon is a registered architect in California and New York. Shannon received a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2006. Prior to forming Weather Projects, she practiced with SHoP Architects leading large institutional projects such as the ALABS project at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, New York, the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gaborone, Botswana and with Forest City Ratner Co. as SHoP’s Project Architect for the Atlantic Yards B2 Modular Towers. Shannon has lived and worked in San Francisco, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.

HUNTER KNIGHT, PARTNER

Hunter received a Master of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2006, graduating with distinction. He received the AIA Henry Adam’s Medal for excellence in architecture. Hunter is an lecturer at the University of Southern California where he teaches architectural design studios.  Previously he held positions at CalPoly Pomona, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, and SCI_Arc.  Prior to forming Weather Projects, he practiced with Morphosis Architects Lead Designer on projects including the Phare Tower in Paris, France, the competition-winning entry for the Casablanca Finance City Tower in Casablanca, Morocco and the Cornell NYC Tech building in Manhattan, New York. Hunter has lived and worked in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles.

 

TEAM

HILLARY BRETCKO

Hillary received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from UCLA. Prior to joining Weather, Hillary worked for several years in India under a disciple of the pritzker prize winning Balkrishna Doshi. She led architectural design and construction teams for high end homes made of site cast concrete in the Bangalore region. On her return to Los Angeles she worked with local designer Alexandra Leow where she managed project design and fabrication for high end residential clients. Hillary has lived and worked in Columbus Ohio, Bangalore India, and Los Angeles.

SAMANTHA HOCH

Sam holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Architecture degree from UCLA. Prior to joining Weather she held multiple assistant teaching positions for design studios at UCLA. Professionally, Sam held designer positions at Sharif-Lynch Architects and the award winning Neil M. Denari Architects where she worked on large commercial and hospitality projects. Sam has lived and worked in Chicago, Boulder, Cape Town and Los Angeles.

LIZZY MILLER

Lizzy recently returned to Los Angeles after receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. While studying she received various design awards and design recognitions including the Thom Mayne design award thesis prize. Lizzy has previously held positions at Morphosis Architects, and as a research assistant for pneumatic facade materials development at Cal Poly. Lizzy has lived and worked in Santa Cruz, San Luis Obisbo, and Los Angeles.

KYLE STUART WILLIS

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where he received multiple design awards at local and national levels. He held previous designer positions at award winning offices including Miller Hull Partnership and EYRC Architects. While at EYRC Kyle worked on various commercial  and high end residential projects.  Kyle has lived and worked in Oakland, Eugene, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

PAST COLLABORATORS

KEVIN ALTUNIAN, CHRIS DAY, TONY GAO, DAVID RINDLAUB, MATTHEW RIVERA

 

                                              

CLIENTS

A+D MUSEUM

CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM

CHRIS CUNNINGHAM STUDIOS

LAGREE FITNESS

NUTELLA

RESERVED GROUP

VIRGIN ORBIT