PARA is an office for architecture in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, led by principal Jon Lott.

Each project is a collaborative effort between a wide range of constituents, guided by the specific needs and curiosities of diverse clientele. PARA works on projects of varying scales and media: from cultural, institutional, and residential work, to events, and international competitions. The work has been published in the New York Times, the LA Times, New York Magazine, Harvard Design Magazine, Architectural Record, Metropolis, Domus, the Architect’s Newspaper, a+u, Form, Azure, IW, Interior Design, MARK, Frame, Perspective, Surface, 306090, Exclama!, and in books “American City X,” by Princeton Architectural Press (2014); “Shopping Now,” by Taschen (2010); PROOF, by Princeton Architectural Press; and “How Architecture Learned to Speculate” (2009).