LA-Más is an urban design non-profit that helps lower-income and underserved communities shape their future through policy and architecture. Elizabeth Timme and Mia Lehrer co-founded the organization in 2012 with the principle that great architecture and design is a right, not a privilege. Mia incubated LA-Más at her landscape architecture firm for the first year and served on their board until 2019 (more background here).
LA-Más recently launched an alternative housing program focused on designing, permitting, and incentivizing the construction of more Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as backyard homes or granny flats. ADUs increase the number of neighborhood-scale affordable rental units in gentrifying urban neighborhoods. Learn more about the program here.