Justin and Kagan

About us

Knowhow Shop is the collaboration of Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice, both graduates of UCLA A.UD Masters in Architecture I program. Knowhow Shop was started as an extension of their shared interests in traditional craft, digital fabrication, education, and a commitment to contemporary architectural design. Knowhow Shop is a design/build studio, laboratory for material exploration, a classroom for both digital and traditional craft, and a community space for strange and imaginative happenings. In their own architectural and design work they approach projects with a craftsperson’s sensitivity, genuine good humor, and a feral strangeness combined with a belief that what they make can redirect the discipline from the hyper-digital to a real-surreal.


  • Jake VanVranken

    It has been said that no good work is done alone, but it might be more appropriately stated that without Jake very little work would get done at all. Jake joined us in 2012 and we've been fortunate to be part of his growth as a craftsperson and designer. His interest in woodworking and music has taken him in the direction of lutherie and when he is not working on Knowhow projects he can be found building acoustic guitars. Email: jacob.vanvranken@gmail.com


6019 Echo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Tel 323.257.3000