Studio Stalker: A Peek Into This Amazing Visionary's Playground

Truth: Jimenez Lai just might be one of the coolest people we've ever met. The budding young architect, professor, and author proves that if you trust your imagination, great things can happen. But because seeing is believing, we toured Lai's Chicago studio, Bureau Spectacular, to show you exactly what this visionary is all about.
From the books he taps for inspiration to the prints from an installation at MoMA, it's easy to see why he's a rising star. Oh, and just because Lai's astute doesn't mean he's stuffy. Trust, this man has as sense of humor, loves a stiff drink, and isn't afraid to wear neon-colored socks. What can we say? He's definitely the architect of his own fortune — and happiness.

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