AC Squared Co. LLP - Company Profile
In his thirty or so years of practicing architecture, Lazaros Papademetropoulos has perfected the art of creating spaces for living; not spaces that simply “look cool” but rooms that are inviting, functional and cozy while embracing a modern, stripped down aesthetic. According to R. Moses, “Those who can, build”; according to Lazaros, they build environments that embrace and facilitate all human activities and interaction, which is the highest form of all activities. The origins of modern architecture are found in the settlements of the Cycladic Islands; these are towns that have been continuously inhabited for one or two thousand years, where humans live not in sterile environments but in closely knit communities that embrace communication with nature, other humans and, most important, culture.
Following his graduation summa cum laude with a Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Technical University of Thessaloniki, Lazaros was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and obtained a Masters in Architecture & Urban Planning from UCLA. He has designed and overseen construction of a multitude of projects, from 50 units of low-income housing in Pacoima to a 12,000 SF equestrian estate in Hidden Hills, from a 6-story luxury condo building in Westwood to various homes in Beverly Hills & Trousdale Estates. His commercial projects include an all-glass office complex on the Newport Beach waterfront for the designer of the Matrix video games; the headquarters of an eminent political strategist in Beechwood Canyon; and chiropractic and optometry facilities.
Lazaros has successfully presented projects to the Planning Commissions of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles; and the Design Review Boards of Glendale, Hidden Hills, Westminster, Santa Monica, Torrance, Westwood and Mulholland Scenic Corridor.
Lazaros has served as a commissioner of the City of Pasadena Community Development Committee and the Design Commission. He is a connoisseur of contemporary art and served as Vice President and Education Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Contemporaries, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).