WELCOME TO MLL DESIGN LAB: An Architectural Futuring Practice.
Awaken to the new possible.
Creating visionary environmental futures that empower our world to transform
in ways that nurture and actualize the potential of humanity so all can thrive.
Maria Lorena Lehman, "one of the leading experts on delivering exceptional occupant experience through smart building design" and
recipient of the Harvard University Digital Design Prize for the "most creative use of digital media in relation to the design profession".
MULTI AWARD WINNING
Visionary Environmental Designer
+ Design Futures Author
Designing for human potential through visionary leaps
that innovate digital, architectural, and urban environments.
Futurological Design for Pioneering
Transformation in the World
As a visionary and speculative environmental designer, I bridge between design-science, design fiction, and science fiction to create environmental design concepts that innovate human experience in ways not seen before.
What I do
I create speculative environmental design concepts that unlock innovative future trajectories to turn our world's biggest challenges into opportunities.
Join me. Shift your paradigm.
NEED CREATIVE INSIGHT?
As a passionate environmental designer, artist, and author, I create visionary speculative environments to research futures that unlock how to make our world an even better place. Over the years, thousands of you have joined me on this unique creative journey, and I love hearing about how my work has inspired or sparked breakthroughs in your design thinking, processes, and results. For this reason I started SupraPlace, a digital portal where I pull back the curtain to share behind-the-scenes insights into my speculative designs and research discoveries — in a deeper, more immersive, and timely way.
Consider the SupraPlace Portal a "bridge" between my introspective design futures research and my speculative design art films, paintings, and book creations. As a SupraPlace Member, you can join me to travel along this bridge striving to uplift quality of life through environmental design that also happens to bring us great joy and fulfillment as it evolves from initial speculative idea, to visionary concept, and beyond.
Creating new possibility.
Decades of experience, award-winning design, and concepts that disrupt the status quo.