Future Cities Lab is a design studio, workshop and urban design think tank operating globally out of San Francisco, California. Since 2005, founders Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of cutting-edge projects exploring the intersections of art and design with public space, performance, advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, and responsive building systems. Future Cities Lab is an award-winning interdisciplinary studio employing an adventurous team of interaction designers, architects, technologists, lighting designers, digital craftspeople, urban ecologists and more.
While we are deeply rooted in this community of vanguard innovators, makers and thinkers, we also practice, teach and exhibit our work internationally. Over the past ten years we have carefully crafted a design laboratory that is deliberately nimble, experimental and independent. For each project we assemble a unique team of experts to address the specific needs of our clients (cities, collectors, curators, architects and more). Every year we engage only a few projects that interest us most. This allows us to work with clients one-on-one and focus our design and research efforts on projects that matter most to us.