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Lara Hoad
Senior Lecturer
Teaches In
Creative Action

Master of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London
Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Interior Design, Middlesex University, London


Lara Hoad is an Architect, Designer and Educator.  She is principal of LARA HOAD ARCHITECTURE DESIGN a female forward, collaborative architecture and design practice based in Los Angeles, California, focused on community, sustainability and social change, overlaid with a rich layer of Californian contemporary culture. A licensed Architect in the State of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional, Lara was educated in her home city of London and has a BA (Hons) in Interior Design from Middlesex University and an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art. Lara holds teaching positions at prominent Los Angeles schools - Otis College of Art and Design and Woodbury School of Architecture and was previously in the role of Design Director at Santa Monica architecture practice March Studio.  Lara is a long-time environmental activist, a Climate Reality Leader, and crew member and ambassador for eXXpedition, the all-female sailing voyages exploring the impact of toxins and plastic pollution in our oceans.  Lara also owns the Joshua Tree desert retreat The Ocotillo, a place for creative communities to cultivate their imaginations while immersed in nature.

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  
  • Licensed Architect in the State of California
  • LEED Accredited Professional