Lateral Office is a highly collaborative design practice based in Toronto, Canada, embracing research-driven processes and experimental work in a team-based setting. The founding Partners at Lateral Office are Lola Sheppard and Mason White, who are interested in truly unique design challenges that require new thinking and processes. They believe strongly in the synthetic possibilities of architecture, culture, technology, and environment to convert challenges to opportunities. Sheppard is a Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo where she also serves as the Undergraduate Officer, and White is a Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, & Design at the University of Toronto. They both received their Masters of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. They are joined by team member Kearon Roy Taylor.