Principals Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen—working under the moniker TOLO—guide the design of a variety of project types at various scales throughout Southern California. The firm’s portfolio of built projects includes single and multi-family housing, mixed-use and retail, restaurants and hotels, and arts-based projects such as gallery spaces and large-scale installations. TOLO is located in a large industrial warehouse the firm renovated at the nexus of the Arts District, Little Tokyo and Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. This space, which includes a fabrication shop, allows TOLO to test design ideas by means of prototypes and scale models. Since 2000, when Peter first founded the practice (Sarah joined in 2015), the firm’s projects have been frequently cited for their inventiveness and accomplished craftsmanship in design awards and in publications.