Space International

architecture interiors landscapes | Los Angeles | Da 1998

Space International
architecture interiors landscapes
3630 Tyburn St, CA 90065 Los Angeles, Stati Uniti d'America
Telefono +1 323 2551523


Space International
Michael Ferguson, Founder / Principal architect

Michael Ferguson is founder and principal architect of Space International Inc., an award winning architectural practice dedicated to producing quality, perceptive designs in a rapidly evolving and expanding culture. Since its inception in 1998, the goals of Space International have been to heighten the experiences of the physical realm through the realization of specialized works of architecture, landscape and interior environments.

Mr. Ferguson is a licensed architect in the state of California and is dedicated to promoting the discourse of architecture in both professional and academic settings. In addition to his duties at Space International, Michael has been a graduate design instructor at the Southern California Institute for Architecture and served on the board of directors for The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urbanism where he served as Vice President. Prior to establishing Space International Inc., Michael was a founding member and collaborator of the HEDGE design collective, a multidisciplinary design laboratory and incubator. Michael has also taught design seminars at OTIS College of Art and Design, and has served as an invited critic at all Los Angeles area institutions as well as the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Michigan.

Michael received his Master of Architecture Degree with distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Clemson University.

Kirby Smith, Senior project architect

Kirby Smith is senior project architect at Space International Inc., having been an invaluable member of the studio since 2005. Kirby is a licensed CA Architect, and brings with him over 10 years of experience as project manager and key team member on a wide array of projects over that time.

As the senior project architect Kirby serves as the key liaison between the firms principal and the project teams, including in-house production as well as coordination with key consulting firms which are specialized for each individual project. Together with the principals, Kirby also oversees the entitlement processes through interaction with all critical municipal entities.

Kirby received his Masters of Architecture from University of Austin at Texas after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural History from Brown University. Prior to joining Space International Inc., Kirby was project manager at RoTO Architects for a broad range of projects including the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center, a $15M black box theatre, administration, restaurant and support spaces for La Jolla Playhouse on the UCSD campus.


everybody needs space.

The boundaries of our world are continually shifting. whether these territories are economic, political, physical, or social, the contemporary contexts in which they are established are constantly being reorganized, and at an ever increasing pace.

SpaceInternational is an award winning design studio which is dedicated to producing innovative, perceptive design in a rapidly evolving and expanding culture. Since its inception in 1998, the goals of space international have been to heighten the experience of the natural and physical realm through the conception and realization of situated works of architecture, landscape and interior environments.

Our studio actively examines the physical landscape as a complex array of variables operating at local, urban and global scales. SpaceInternational engages these parameters through the research and collaboration of an array of designers and consultants tailored to the specific opportunities of each individual project.
Operating as a multi-disciplinary design laboratory, SpaceInternational is unique in its desire to integrate the discipline of architecture with the diverse influences of interior, urban, industrial, graphic and environmental design. Current and past projects include specialty retail boutiques, corporate and commercial office environments, restaurants, private and multi-family dwellings, exhibition design, urban design, custom furniture, and identity design.

SpaceInternational continues to be recognized in the global design community for its creative work and commitment to the promotion of architectural and cultural discourse through academia, lectures, exhibitions and publications.
space is everywhere.