Visionary design that disrupts the now,

to pioneer new frontiers for our future.

Maria Lorena Lehman is recipient of the above featured awards and honors, and has been seen in:



New Futures.

The built environment is a linchpin that holds much of our world together, impacting everything from new technology to quality of life on earth.

By fusing Design-Science with Science-Fiction Thinking, we can build a better future; not through prediction, but through speculative design. By asking the right questions, we unlock new potentials to uplevel life so all thrives.

For long-term beneficial impact, Maria Lorena Lehman designs beyond industry trends and thinks beyond technological limitations. It is time to disrupt the "now" by presenting futuristic design ideas through Visionary Foresight Design Projects that envision, explain, explore, and engage to invent new trajectories for a better world.

Internationally recognized

Foresight Architect

Maria Lorena Lehman — with over 20 years growing the evolutionary edge of environmental design.


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 conducted independent research and study at House_n Media Lab, MIT.

Maria Lorena Lehman is founder of MLL Atelier LLC ⁠— an award-winning studio practice creating research-driven visionary 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.

MLL Atelier LLC is recipient of the THA Innovation and Design Award for Boutique Design Firm of the Year for North America.

Design beyond limits.

Set new horizons.

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