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See our residential projects on the HOUZZ website.
Peter Tolkin collaborated on Todd Gray's exhibition "Cartesian Gris Gris" at David Lewis in New York.
The Vielmetter Los Angeles gallery we designed with Susanne Vielmetter and Anderson Studio opened on February 16th 2019.
The Vielmetter Residence was awarded a Citation Awars from the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of AIA.
Our XYYXXY All-Gender Accessible Bathroom Pavilion is being exhibited at the Villa Terrace Museum in Milwaukee.
Article by Charles Donelan on our recently completed Branch House in Montecito featured in the Santa Barbara Independent.
Our installation "Red Carpet in C" with the artist Yunhee Min at the Culver Center for the Arts in Riverside is featured on KCET.
Our award-winning Sherman Residence is featured in the publication Arc Daily.
Interview with Sarah Lorenzen on the XX|LA podcast (episode 6).
Our experiment in designing an inclusive bathroom is published in the first issue of the print magazine Ed.
Sarah Lorenzen is elected to the Board of Directors at AIA LA.
Peter and Sarah talk to David Plick about Richard Neutra, modernism and the role of narrative in their creative process.
Peter and Sarah interviewed by Paul Petrunia for the Archinect Sessions podcast.
Our inflatable environment Three Dunnage Balls is installed at the Arroyo Seco Music Festival.
Peter Tolkin and Yunhee Min shortlisted for the Glenarm Power Plant Public Art Project in Pasadena.
Tilted Tower, a collaboration with the artist Charles Gaines, is shortlisted for the High Line Plinth in New York City.
Peter and Sarah are interviewed by Paul Petrunia for am Archinect Sessions podcast.
Peter Tolkin and Mabel Wilson present their joint project Scenes from Ghana at the Graham Foundation in Chicago.
The Sunglass House in Malibu is featured in the Los Angeles Times.
About Us
Principals Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen guide the design of a variety of project types at various scales throughout Southern California. Our portfolio of built projects includes single and multi-family housing, mixeduse and retail, restaurants and hotels, and arts-based projects such as gallery spaces and large-scale installations. TOLO is located in a large industrial warehouse the firm renovated at the nexus of the Arts District, Little Tokyo and Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. This space, which includes a fabrication shop, allows TOLO to test design ideas by means of prototypes and scale models. Since 2000, when Peter first founded the practice (Sarah joined in 2015), the firm has been frequently cited for their inventiveness and accomplished craftsmanship in design awards and in publications.