WELCOME is in Los Angeles playfully revisiting the vernacular and telling stories through design one project at a time. Our work is big (buildings, houses, interiors), smaller (installations, furniture) and little (handbags, games, toys). We collaborate closely with clients and friends to inject a sense of fun, suspense, and narrative into the spaces and objects we interact with and depend on on a daily basis.
LAUREL CONSUELO BROUGHTON founded WELCOME in 2010. Her love of vintage objects and quirky buildings paired with her architectural sensibility appears in all the studio's design work. In the Spring of 2017, Laurel was the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor in the Practice of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design. She has previously taught design studios, seminars and workshops at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, USC School of Architecture, Art Center College of Design, University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Tulane School of Architecture, and Syracuse University School of Architecture among others. She received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University (NYU) in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory and her Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_arc).
JULIE RILEY is a designer from Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Philadelphia University and a Masters of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci_Arc).
TEAM SHOUT OUTS AND HISTORIES Yiling Guan, Julia Pike, Gabriella Zappi, Emily Mohr, Kevin Reinhardt, Issi Ye, Gabe Schweizer, Jean Kodchamon Archamongkol, Robert DeCosmo, Cindy Shin, Brad Silling, Mark Acciari, Leah Rom, Lauren Hale, Annie Schnieder and of course Andre Morales and Hazel Heart.