“If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.”


-Jessie Potter
1981 October 24, The Milwaukee Sentinel, Search For Quality Called Key To Life by Tom Ahern, Quote Page 5, Column 5, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.





atelier aL (Adam Lanman workshop) is a social art and design practice focused on communities through a unique combination of architecture, landscape, and public art. Our diverse portfolio ranges from interactive public artwork to community engagement events to realized architecture and landscape projects. Through intense investigations of context, culture, and craft our work attempts to reveal the hidden beauty and strangeness inherit in the benign.

Balancing rigor and research with creativity and application our work playfully sculpts fresh and unexpected experiences into functional and habitable spaces. We are more interested in people and stories than specific project types or locations. We don’t respond to your project with a predefined design process. Instead, we adapt proven strategies of design thinking, research, and project delivery to you and the specific conditions of your proposal. Through this adaptive and inclusive process paried with careful investigation and documentation we reveal unexpected potential in each new project. 

We engage in projects with neighborhoods, businesses, community leaders, developers, planners, organizations, artists, designers, and students. We cater our working process to your needs and desired outcome. By working differently and thinking differently our work embraces the positive potential that our collective differences can hold for us all.









Adam Lanman is an award winning designer, author, artist and educator. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Architecture from Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning. Prior to forming his design practice he worked in internationally acclaimed archtiectural practices including Rand Elliott Architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and Rick Brown Associates. Adam’s work has been highlighted by multiple publications and has been exhibited regionally by various galleries and universities. Adam regularly collaborates with artists and other creatives on large scale projects and proposals and in 2016 was awarded “Artist of the Year” by the Paseo Arts District Association of Oklahoma City. Adam has taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture and currently teaches design studios and graphic communication at the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture.

Adam has two sons, Dov and Jasper. He enjoys creative conundrums, road trips, obscure cinema, camping, global travel, and journaling. He is the happy caretaker of at least one stray cat and regurally supports local outreach centers and art organizations through volunteer and pro bono work.








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