STRAWN + SIERRALTA is a strategy-led design studio.


Sharing a design framework for a more liveable city

Holistic planning approach for the future of Hawaiʻi's built environment presented at the first World Design Summit.

How can urban mobility be made more community-centered?

Strawn+Sierralta designs an international competition imagining a new bus rapid transportation system for the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Department of Transportation with  support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Making healthcare more human through calm technology

Patient-centered project for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center reimagines the check-in/check-out process for hundreds of locations. 

How might we promote the power of design to citizens while addressing critical issues of the city?

The inaugural Building Voices Design Competition and companion exhibition for the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture.


How might we evolve the urban landscape while elevating its architectural legacy?

Coaltition between the Chicago Architectural Club, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Landmarks Illinois, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Preservation Chicago, DoCoMoMo, and AIA Chicago.

Increasing campus-wide innovation through multidisciplinary collaboration

Society for Campus and University Planning includes strategic design framework in their innovation issue.

Influencing the design of a city with a mobile prototype

'Design Islands' launches at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol on Earth Day 2017 featuring prototypical design solutions for Hawaiʻi.

Shaping the future of education

Hawaiʻi Business shares research project investigating new models for vertical schools developed for the Department of Education.

Powering the city of the future 

Vision of Chicago in 100 years for the History Channel receives the IBM Engineering Innovation Award and is exhibited at Chicago's Field Museum.

Blending digital and physical settings in urban environments

Dual Memory, named a finalist for the 9/11 Memorial, proposes a hybrid approach to collective and individual experience. 

Designing a dwelling platform for the sharing economy 

ABC's Nightline includes award-winning, Squaw Valley residence in interview with Airbnb's CEO, Brian Chesky.