Who we are

Telemachus Studio is a collaborative multidisciplinary architecture and design firm in Los Angeles.

Our work spans a variety of scale from intricate fabrication projects to large, ground-up structures. We move seamlessly between small and large scale thinking while remaining closely connected to building and fabrication.

We work primarily on infill residential and commercial projects throughout Los Angeles and beyond: public art, custom single-family, spec single-family, multifamily ranging from 2-50 units and small-scale commercial.

We also specialize in multiple single-family homes utilizing the city of Los Angeles’ Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance. We processed our first Small Lot project in 2007 and since worked closely with the city as this project type has evolved. We have extensive experience working with neighborhood groups and are sensitive to fitting our projects into their context to help build successful communities.

Located at the Brewery Artist Loft Complex near downtown Los Angeles, Telemachus Studio has grown with the insight, creativity and resources of the community. Our space here has given us the ability to explore materials and build in an open, collaborative community.

Telemachus Studio Staff

Where we come from

Telemachus Studio is William Adams Architects. Building on William Adams’ 40-year, award-winning heritage in the architectural industry, Telemachus is not a break from our past; it’s an evolutionary step forward. Telemachus brings together the talent and experience of multiple people with diverse interests to focus on our projects.

Consistent through all our work is the commitment to the development of a strong idea that becomes the driving force for the design and the ability to carry the design thinking all the way through and into the details.

We work best with projects that utilize simple, timeless materials reimagined to get uncommon results. This helps our projects get the most from their design and organization with the least amount of cost.

The Story of Telemachus

The name Telemachus is taken from Homer’s The Odyssey. Telemachus was the son of Odysseus and Penelope. Telemachus and his father were separated by Odysseus’ reluctant departure for the Trojan War. Twenty years later, Telemachus was one of the few who believed in his father’s survival, and sought to protect Odysseus’ kingdom from those that would corrupt it. Eventually, Telemachus set out to find his father and in doing so embarked on a symbolic quest for truth, a quest for self. In turn, we hope to be that modern day Telemachus; our investigations into architecture, art and practice becoming our metaphoric quest for self.

Where we are going

Telemachus Studio provides thoughtful design and execution on a wide variety of projects. Our goal is to help build our client’s brand recognition by bringing well-executed, high-value projects to the marketplace.

Carl Smith

Carl Smith, AIA
Partner

Melynda Eccles

Melynda Eccles, RA 
Partner

William Adams

Bill Adams, FAIA
Design Architect

Kyaw Lwin

Kyaw Lwin, RA
Project Architect

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson
Project Designer

Carolina Beachwood

Carolina Beachwood
Designer

Gray Nance

Gray Nance
Designer

Edy Gheorghe

Edy Gheorghe
Designer

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