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Design Philosophy

Malane Benedetto is a design studio based in Providence, Rhode Island. The studio strives to balance beauty and economy in the design of spaces and objects. Its methods are guided by the belief that every piece of the built world has the potential to establish a strong sense of place. 

Lauren Bordes, Founder

Lauren Bordes received her Bachelor of Fine Arts  with a concentration in painting from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. While attending Washington University, she received the Jeffrey Frank Wacks Award for Excellence in Painting, the Hazel H. Huntsinger Memorial Prize for Painting, and was awarded an artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She continues to pursue an artistic practice alongside her architectural work, mutually informed and driven by material exploration and experimentation with representational techniques. Prior to founding Malane Benedetto, Bordes worked with such notable New York offices as Bernheimer Architecture, Allied Works, Snohetta and Situ Studio. She has contributed to a variety of projects ranging from small-scale custom residential to large institutional and cultural buildings and currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

To learn more about Lauren's art practice, visit laurenbordes.com