LARS MAYRAND (IM 2014) is a flutist, but he’s really an adventurer. This summer, he’s practically been living at The Workshop Residence, a creative space in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood.

June was all about industrial design, visual arts and environmentalism, beginning with an internship assisting Agelio Batle and Family to make new work from unexpected materials. The Recycled Plastic Lamp Workshop culminated in an exciting and beautiful exhibition with many SOTA students having lent a hand to help make it all happen.

Lars has now signed on for a new voyage of discovery as a volunteer on a boat building project with the July Resident at The Workshop Residence, Aaron Turner, a Santa Monica based artist, designer and educator.

Turner is currently teaching Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA and working with architect Frank Gehry on the design of a 72’ wooden sailboat.

At the time of this interview, Lars was enthusiastic but brief: “We're making a 17 foot long fully functional sailboat!”

No question whether he’s got his sea legs.