I was very influenced when I lived in Japan, I was in my 20s, how the Japanese integrate nature into their buildings. And that’s been kind of a key philosophy of everything. Whether it’s my parents house, which is a single individual residence or whether it’s a big huge hospital. How do you bring in nature?


As an architect, educator and journalist, Michael Franklin Ross, FAIA is one of LA’s preeminent advocates for design excellence. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, such as Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record and The Architect’s Newspaper. He served on faculty at Tokyo University, UCLA and SCI-Arc.



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