Materials & Application is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to architecture and design. We work to bring new ideas and creative experimentation into public space and public dialogue. Since 2003, M&A has produced more than 20 site-specific installations and over 100 programs exploring new ideas in art, architecture, and design. Our programs are always free, unscripted and unsupervised. 

M&A is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported by local and national grants, private contributions, direct sponsorships and in-kind donations. We depend on the support of individuals like you to make our work possible. 

For questions or to connect about supporting Materials & Applications please contact us directly at contact [at]

Thank you to our 2017 Gala Donors

Benjamin Ball
Abigail Collins
Allison C.
Claire Didier
Tim Durfee
Gary Fox
Melina Girardi & James Diewald
Kian Goh
Sarah Hearne
Casey Hughes


Brian Janeczko
Jimenez Lai
Raffi Lehrer
Elan Mordoch
Brooke Phillips
Noah Riley
Vanessa Riegl
Maxi Spina
Warren Techentin
Kevin Wronske


We are grateful to count the following individuals and companies as part of our community! 

Public Funders & Foundations

Graham Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Department of Cultural Affairs, Pasadena Arts Alliance, Andy Warhol Foundation, Metabolic Studio


Corr Contemporary, PCL Construction, Renegade Flooring, Russell Holthouse, Gensler, Integrated Development, Riley Design

Special Mention

Ball-Nogues Studio, Barbara Bestor Architecture, Belzberg Architecture, Los Angeles Design Festival, Oyster Gourmet


Aesop, Dublab, SOTO Sake, Hans Vodka

UCLA Architecture & Urban Design, SCI-Arc, UC Berkeley

& Facilities