PorterFanna Architecture was established in 2007 with the goal of promoting excellence in design and responsibility in execution. Through the combination of form, color, texture and innovation we strive to create projects that are both unique in design and responsive to their context. The key element to this process is the collaboration with each client leading to a project that develops to its full potential through discourse and the sharing of ideas. Solutions are reached through a process of comprehensive analysis and distillation to create the most beautiful, economic and sustainable solution possible.
LJ a Registered Architect in New York and has worked in firms in Berlin, Kentucky and New York. Before co-founding PorterFanna Architecture, LJ acted as Project Architect for Peter Gluck and Partners Architects, an award winning design-build firm in New York and Resolution: 4 Architecture. He taught Architecture Design at Cornell University, the University of Kentucky and most recently, at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Brooklyn. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1992 from Kent State University and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1997.
Elena has worked in various architecture, engineering and construction firms in Italy, Germany and the US, most notably as a Project Architect for Peter Gluck and Partners Architects and Project Manager for Store Planning at Louis Vuitton North America in New York. She received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2005 from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where she taught Undergraduate Architecture Design.