MLA has a longstanding tradition of expanding the boundaries of conventional architecture practice through theoretical interventions, small-scale investigations, and publications. These explorations allow us to approach design with fresh perspectives and push us to test the limits of form, process, and materials.

Martha's Vineyard: New Island Homes
2021, The Monacelli Press

In Martha's Vineyard: New Island Homes, Keith Moskow and Robert Linn present twenty-one new houses that extend the traditional Vineyard style of shingled houses and cottages. Organized by project, this new book features designs by nationally recognized architects as well as Boston and Martha's Vineyard based firms.

Within each entry, the architect describes the goals for the project and the source of the design, often with references to nautical themes, environmental concerns, and appropriateness of materials and scale. A significant number rely on a plan strategy based on a series of pavilions to minimize intrusion in the landscape while still taking advantage of views and prevailing breezes. What consistently links all the houses is that they are all built to stand the test of time in the sometimes extreme marine environment and that they respectfully break with tradition.
Contemporary Follies
2012, The Monacelli Press

From the beginning of time, attempts to understand our place in the universe have been expressed through works of art and architecture that shape the landscape. Inspired by the sculptural design-build projects we have conceived for Studio North in Vermont, Moskow Linn gathered outstanding examples of architectural follies that address our interconnectedness with the natural world. Featuring the work of internationally recognized firms including Arata Isozaki & Associates, Heatherwick Studios, Patkau Architects, Steven Ehrlich Architects, TEN Arquitectos, and more.
The Houses of Martha's Vineyard
2005, The Monacelli Press

Our personal connections to Martha's Vineyard have led to some of our studio's most important projects, as well a deep immersion in the island's architectural history. Rarely does one find such a concentration of outstanding contemporary design. The Houses of Martha's Vineyard features 24 houses built over the last 20 years that offer environmentally sensitive designs and innovative solutions that respond to the islands rich architectural past and its unique vernacular, from Victorian cottages to colonial farmhouses.
Martha's Vineyard, Contemporary Living
2010, The Monacelli Press

Expanding our 2005 survey of Vineyard residential design, this book presents 25 additional new houses that extend the traditional vineyard vernacular. Each of the architects whose projects are included has described the goals for the program and the source of the design, all of them linked by their ability to withstand the extreme marine environment as they respectfully break with tradition.
Small Scale: Creative Solutions for Better City Living
2010, Princeton Architectural Press

Small Scale presents 50 ingenious yet simple projects that energize our cities' leftover spaces and help us imagine the future of urban infrastructure. From a bridge that curls up into itself when not in use to a bus stop-like shelter that uses bright lights to treat seasonal affective disorder in the winter, these projects are the rallying cry of a new generation of architects and artists who aim to improve the lives of city dwellers through small-scale public design projects by using the city as an open-source platform for ideas.
Sustainable Facilities
2008, MacGraw-Hill Professional

A unique and pioneering resource in the literature of green architecture and construction, Sustainable Facilities offers a compelling, in-depth look at 20 buildings that were designed and constructed for environmental organizations using green building methods and materials. Sustainable Facilities explores the advantages and obstacles of green projects and explains how to weigh upfront costs against operating costs for clients. Each project is accompanied by a detailed report about its post-occupancy performance, its effects on its users, and how it contributes to its community's larger sustainability goals.