Design beyond the senses,

to illuminate the soul.

Award-winning design visionary Maria Lorena Lehman teaches you how to

create architecture that inspires hearts, changes lives, and builds a legacy.

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Video Introduction by Maria Lorena Lehman


Teaches Poetic Design of Architecture

What if you could

turn your building designs...

From painful to poetic?

From stressful to masterful?

From repeatable to revolutionary?

... All with design breakthrough shifts that take you 1 hour/week to discover.

Introducing the...

How It Works

The ACADEMY OF POETICS will teach you to:

Deeply "move" occupants emotionally by designing for experiential flow and sense of place that extends beyond programmatic project requirements.

Skyrocket your design concept quality by using narrative techniques, language evolution, and metaphor interpretations to create more authentic beauty with elegant function and profound meaning.

Roadmap your strategy and plan to become a master poet of architectural space by learning how to design high-impact phenomenological architecture.

Develop your own unique design ideation experiments that harness classical and hi-tech design tools so your workflow becomes a true extension of your creative mind that imagines, designs, and visualizes highest-level architectural poetics.

Participate in poetic design workshops where you can get feedback on your project through leading-edge 30-day design challenges.

Unlock wisdom from pioneering icons by finding poetic inspiration from the masterworks of the world's leading architectural design thinkers and practitioners: through their books, buildings, and design beliefs.

Leverage high-impact design tools & workflows that nurture your poetic design thinking and creation, all while speeding up your design process to help you make even better design decisions that give you that extra edge.

What You Get

The following are Curriculum Tracks

Take part in one or all membership level Curriculum Tracks, as you wish.



Become a poet of architectural space.




Learn design to illuminate the soul.




Expand your creative design mind.




Push your skillset beyond limits.




Get feedback on your poetic designs.




Learn to design adaptive sensory environments.




Place the power of poetics in your hands.




World-leading masterworks.




Grow your career success.


Maria Lorena Lehman

About Your Teacher

Described as "one of the leading experts on delivering exceptional occupant experience through smart building design", Maria Lorena Lehman is an award-winning author, and is recipient of the Harvard University Digital Design Prize for "the most creative use of digital media in relation to the design professions". The artwork of Maria Lorena Lehman is described as "evocative visual poetry of motion that is a new inspiration" by Daniel Smith, the company that creates watercolors for artists worldwide.

Maria Lorena Lehman holds the degrees of Master in Design with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in the United States, and a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors from Virginia Tech in the United States. Lehman also studied with Professor T. Kelly Wilson during the "Drawing from Masters" course at Harvard University.

Maria Lorena Lehman is founder of MLL Atelier LLC ⁠— a studio practice creating research-driven visionary art projects where architectural design and futures thinking converges with emerging science and technology to create new frontiers for human potential, transcendent beauty, and phenomenology of space.

What members are saying...

"I present this testimony to express my gratitude and admiration for this website and the lecturer's outstanding performance, which shows abundant knowledge and strong presentation. These lectures by Maria Lorena Lehman have benefited me in my scientific life as a university professor and my professional practices as an architect.

I always wish her good luck."

— Dr. Usama Konbr | Associate Professor

Architectural Engineering Department

“I was challenged with learning how to touch the soul through environmental design. Since learning from Maria Lorena Lehman, I now understand how through design beauty is not only seen with our physical senses, but also with our soul and spirit."

— Deyanira Khouri | Architect

"After being in architecture both academically and within the industry for over 20 years, I feel as though
what Maria Lorena Lehman teaches brings to light long lost and forgotten components, secrets, and keys to creating hi-functionality and attentive design. Something computers don’t often provide when the designer is in the trenches."

— Archtitude | Architect (5-Star Review)



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Discover Maria Lorena Lehman's visionary method for "Pull Design" that yields poetic architecture: to grow your environmental design process, practice, and projects in ways that illuminate the soul, plus:
  • Roadmap: Become a poet of architecture.

  • Masterclass: Design to illuminate the soul.

  • Ideation: Expand your creative design mind.

  • Workflows: Push your skillset beyond limits.

  • Workshops: Get poetic design feedback.

  • Tools: The power of poetics in your hands.

  • Case Studies: World-leading masterworks.

  • Journal: Grow your career success.

  • Course: On Adaptive Sensory Environments.

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Maria Lorena Lehman is a visionary and forward-thinking author and designer. Her books and advice are an endless source of inspiration and they truly embody the future and progress of the physical space and people. She has a 360 degree vision and therefore her advice makes you broaden your imagination, and drives you through your design path. Her suggestions have helped me many times to understand the strengths of my ideas as well as its weaknesses, and have given me the means to develop every project in unpredicted ways.”

Andrea Saliola | CEO at Pixies, Forbes under 30

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