Design & Build

Lars Howlett is a leading expert in the creation of custom labyrinths from exact replicas of classical and medieval designs to one-of-a-kind installations.

Workshops & Archive

Recognized as a passionate speaker and inspiring teacher on the practice of drawing, building, and walking labyrinths, Lars manages a vast image archive of diverse designs from past projects and journeys to sacred sites around the world.


Lars Howlett builds, walks, and photographs labyrinths as a practice in mindfulness. He is a Veriditas Faculty Member and Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator having trained with the leader of the labyrinth movement, Lauren Artress, at at Grace and Chartres Cathedrals. For three years he was the apprentice to Master Builder Robert Ferre, learning the art of sacred geometry and his methods of creating proportional and precise Classical and Medieval patterns.

In 2015 he launched Discover Labyrinths LLC based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lars inherited his mentor’s custom tools, labyrinth library, and workshop curriculum. In 2017 Lars was named a Master Builder by contemporaries in his field.

Now leading a new generation in designing and building labyrinths, Lars works hand-in-hand with individuals and institutions. In workshops, writing, and tours, he shares his experiments and experiences. He has been an invited speaker at schools, retreat centers, art museums, and at Grace Cathedral, as well as the 2011-16 conferences of the Labyrinth Society (TLS). He is a member of the Wisdom Circle of TLS, serving as a board member from 2014-17 and was the coordinator for World Labyrinth Day from 2014-18, a global event with more than 5,000 participants in 30+ countries on the first Saturday in May.

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Partial Client List

  • Napa State Hospital

  • Earle Baum Center of the Blind

  • Wellesley College

  • Middlebury College

  • Sofia University

  • Punahou School

  • Palo Alto Art Museum

  • Bonny Doon Vineyard

  • SF International Poetry Festival

  • plus churches, retreat centers, conferences, retirement communities & private residences

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