Freecell Architecture LLC is a licensed architecture office and a woman-owned small business. Our core service is to listen, design, and implement. We guide craftspeople and builders to realize the work and to make sure the nuances of detail and craft are observed. We have an extensive database of specialists that includes cabinetmakers, architectural metalworkers, general contractors, and digital fabricators. Our services include:
- renovation and new building design
- property and site analysis
- need assessment and programming
- presentation drawings, renderings, and models
- material innovation and research
- construction documents
- NYC DOB compliance and permit applications
- bidding and construction administration
- contractor sourcing and selection
- sourcing of materials and manufactures
Are you holding a lease for a store that needs to open in three weeks? Are you perplexed about which are the next steps before moving into the brownstone you just signed your life away on? Do you have your doubts about your friend’s brother’s contractor’s quality? We’ve dealt with these issues, and we thrive on challenges. Please don't hesitate to contact us about time-sensitive creative projects. Send us a note at studio (at) frcll (dot) com, or give us a call at 718-643-4180.
Lauren Crahan - Principal Lauren is committed to finely crafted projects having design ingenuity and integrity. She is a NY State licensed architect with LEED certification and the principal of Freecell Architecture, LLC. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, RISD, and currently at Parsons the New School for Design. Her passion for spatial logics is matched and balanced by her hands-on approach to material research.
John Hartmann - Creative Director
John has been collaborating with Lauren for over fifteen years. He earned a degree from the Cooper Union. He was awarded the Rome Prize and a MacDowell Residency and named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club. He proudly serves on the board of SUPERFRONT, a non-profit organization for architectural experimentation and creative interdisciplinary exchange, and is a fellow at the Institute for Urban Design.