Bureau Spectacular

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  • 533 S. Los Angeles St.
    Suite 702

    Los Angeles, CA 90014


Jimenez Lai

ARCHITECT profiled Bureau Spectacular founder Jimenez Lai in its 2013 edition of What's Next: The Millennials.

Firm Description

Bureau Spectacular is an operation of architectural affairs founded and led by Jimenez Lai since 2008. It is located in Los Angeles.

Bureau Spectacular imagines other worlds and engages the design of architecture through telling stories. Beautiful stories about character development, relationships, curiosities and attitudes; absurd stories about fake realities that invite enticing possibilities. The stories conflate design, representation, theory, criticism, history and taste into cartoon pages. These cartoon narratives swerve into the physical world through architectural installations, models and small buildings.

Bureau Spectacular is a group of individuals who practice architecture through the contemplation of art, history, politics, sociology, linguistics, mathematics, graphic design, technology, and storytelling. We often find ourselves at the crossroads of all disciplines, yet comfortably embracing the healthy intersections between the many intellectual human discourses.


  1. Frankie


    Los Angeles, CA

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