If you weren’t an optimist, it would be impossible to be an architect.
— Louis Sullivan
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I A L C is a creative duo focused on bridging multiple avenues of design. The studio emphasizes collaboration with fellow artists and makers in order to foster interdisciplinary thought and dynamic creativity, an approach that informs their practice and work. I A L C is based in Los Angeles, CA with projects both domestic and international.


Ileana Acevedo received both a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Her graduate thesis earned high recognition via the Gerson Prize, paving the way for her to pursue additional research and serve as a guest lecturer for reputable institutions across California. Her professional experience ranges from complex infrastructural projects with Buro Happold, to boutique residential and commercial work with SPF:a, Standard Architecture, and RAC Design Build. Her interests lie in a cross disciplinary path of computational design strategies in architecture, specifically within the realm of adaptive reuse. She currently lives and practices in Los Angeles.

e: ileana.m.acevedo@gmail.com


Lisa Canoy received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, after which she joined CO Architects of Los Angeles. There, she was involved on a range of projects, most notably the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. In addition to architectural practice, she became highly active within the arts community, participating in several exhibits for organizations such as the Downtown Art Walk and the UCLA Hammer Museum. Her involvement in both architecture and the arts continued overseas, where she traveled to conduct independent research and not-for-profit work in the Philippines. She currently lives and practices in Los Angeles where she remains active in both architecture and the arts.

e: lisa.g.canoy@gmail.com