Studio for Metropolitan Craft
Architect-turned-artist Laurence Srinivasan (b.1970) studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the ETH-Zurich. He has worked in architecture firms in the US, Switzerland, and Germany, helping design the WWII Memorial winning competition entry with Friedrich St. Florian, and working with Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York city.
After working many years in Architecture firms, I wanted to work with my hands building things, and became a professional model maker! I've always loved woodworking and making models since I was a kid. These days, a model maker is a very hi-tech fabricator, using sophisticated rapid prototyping tools such as lasercutting, 3D printing, CNC milling.
I decided to start my own business in 2010, making my first product: a lasercut wood model kit of Sutro Tower in San Francisco. Since then, the model series has expanded to over 10 kits, selling in Museum Stores and online. My studio always has about 5 different projects going on!—from furniture design, architecture competitions, to commissioned pieces, and other collaborations. I'm fortunate to be part of a makerspace, and an art gallery in San Francisco, where there's a strong community of makers.
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