LSH Architects is a small design-oriented firm that works closely with clients to develop highly customized architectural designs. Problem-solving skills paired with artistry provides the framework for beautifully crafted spaces. LSH Architects designs are light-filled open spaces with inviting natural materials and clean details.
LSH Architects provides comprehensive architectural services to build custom new buildings, additions and renovations. With over 20 years of experience designing contemporary high-end residences, residential renovations, and commercial improvements, our projects are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Massachusetts, and Washington.
The exterior form and aesthetics of a building is designed as carefully as the layout of the floor plans. Interior volumes are designed in conjunction with the exterior massing of a building to integrate taller volumes seamlessly into designs. Windows are laid out aesthetically and to optimize natural light without excessive heat gain or glare.
The material palette is developed to support the overall vision of the design and to suit individual preferences. Woods, metals, stones, tiles, glass, and textiles are selected for the interiors and exteriors, and coalesced to showcase the beauty of natural materials.
With experience designing many specialty elements, including staircases, roof decks, custom doors, cabinetry, fireplaces, trellises, outdoor showers and spas, LSH Architects balances and integrates larger scale building design with finer details in focal elements that imbue spaces with character.
Harmonizing form with function, LSH Architects excels in creating technically proficient designs with sensitivity to aesthetics, materials, natural light and the environment.
The LSH Architects Advantage
continuity of care from a small hands-on studio
ability to resolve complex designs
sensitivity to materials
technically considered details
premium customer service
expertise in CAD & 3D visualization
warm contemporary design aesthetic
The multi-faceted aspects of architecture pose a challenging balance of science and art.
Architects help realize visions. They give form to words and ideas.
Lori Sang Hsu, Architect
Lori received a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College in 1992. After gaining extensive experience working on contemporary high-end residences, academic buildings, art centers at Charles Rose Architects in the Boston area, Lori relocated to the Bay Area and established LSH Studio in 2002. Lori’s projects grew to focus on new contemporary residences and extensive whole house remodels, and in 2016, the practice incorporated and the business renamed LSH Architects.
Having moved to the US at a young age, Lori merges asian influences, with east coast urbanism, and west coast ease. With sensitivity to client needs, and thoughtful problem-solving, her design solutions are clear, balanced, and inviting. Lori’s facility with the shaping of spaces through the manipulation of geometry imbues her agile designs with grace, lightness, and energy.
Lori was born in Seoul Korea and grew up in Queens NY. She resides in Redwood City, is married with two children, and enjoys traveling, cycling, and photography.
Project Designer, AIA Associate
Tiffany graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 2009. She brings a wide breadth of architectural experiences from the greater Los Angeles region, and served on the AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter Board of Directors for many years. Under the mentorship of Lori Hsu, she is pursuing her architecture licensure in the State of California.
In addition to her ongoing contributions at LSH Architects, she is a member of the Taiwan national senior fencing team, and trains locally at Stanford University. She narrowly missed qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and has set her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.