Writer's Block: Vivre et Travailler A La Maison by Apurva Pande

Looking forward to seeing Writer's Block in print with the French magazine Architectures A Avivre. Thank you for the thoughtful piece. And yes, we maximized our rudimentary reading skills in French successfully :)

Pour remedier au probleme et sublimer le potentiel de sa nouvelle residence secondaire, le couple fait appel aux architectes Chinmaya Misra et Apurva Pande de l’agence CHA:COL
— Mathieu Fumex, Architectures A Avivre

Writer's Block on NPR by Apurva Pande

So proud of our clients, Marie Lu and Primo for the story on them and Writer's Block on NPR. Great listening to you guys. Congratulations on the exciting new title, Warcross.

In her modernist loft in LA’s arts district, author Marie Lu has a modular workspace and lounge area whimsically dubbed The Writer’s Block.
— http://www.npr.org/2017/09/08/549000150/marie-lu-s-warcross

CHA:COL presents at Dwell on Design by Apurva Pande

Join us at Dwell on Design this weekend. We're presenting 'Tough Terrain, Peculiar Lots' this Saturday, June 24th. Register here for complimentary passes. Look forward to seeing you there.


The purpose of the presentation is to help explain the complex, unusual, often bizarre intersecting world of terrains, topography, unique lots as well as the adjudicating laws, agencies and codes that govern them. All this from an architect's design perspective.

LA has a diverse and complex terrain, hillsides, coasts, rivers, small lots, highways, special zones, transportation corridors, HOA, HPOZ...The list is overpowering, even for design professionals. Explore residences and lots that require vastly different strategies to make a project possible and highlight the issues that come with peculiar lots and physical conditions.
— https://la.dwellondesign.com/Attendee/Schedule/SessionDetails/39799


Look forward to seeing you there.

Design Awards 2017: Market Winner by Apurva Pande


Market winners represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment across the globe.
— Design Awards 2017, Shaw Contract

We're thrilled to announce CHA:COL was awarded the 2017 'DESIGN IS' Market Winner for 'Skybox', designed for HR&A Advisors. More here.

2017 Winner

'DESIGN IS' Market Winner: Small Office

'Made by Design'

Our project was awarded in the Small Office category. Do visit and vote for People's Choice as well, if that's your thing ;) Link here

From an Architect: Buying vacant lots in LA by Apurva Pande

Curbed LA had an interesting write-up recently on the vicissitudes of buying and evaluating vacant lots in Los Angeles and interviewed CHA:COL.  We support the idea of educating people about the hidden complexities behind vacant properties, with actual examples of projects in planning and construction. CHA:COL will be presenting on the topic this June at Dwell on Design, so do keep an eye out for it.

it’s unlikely you’ll be the first person to ask questions about a particular piece of land in Los Angeles, says Apurva Pande, principal of the architecture firm CHA:COL. In other words, there’s probably a reason why someone hasn’t already built a home there.
— Curbed LA

Read the Curbed article here.