I design innovative architecture and experimental projects.
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
I started this site around the time I began to study architecture, as a way to track ideas of any scope and complexity, from a sketch to a building. Over time the site has become a chronicle and chronology of my thinking about architecture, from early experiments and speculative proposals to completed projects and buildings currently in progress. It is, not surprisingly, also a timeline of my professional education: studying with some of the best minds in architecture, working in influential practices, and co-founding my own studio, Bureau V, in 2007.
Before founding Bureau V, I worked at Asymptote Architecture, where I designed the competition-winning Budapest Bank Towers in Hungary, the Strata Tower in Abu Dhabi, and the Volkswagen Knowledge Gate in Wolfsberg, Germany. I also led Asymptote’s collaboration with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for the competition-winning design for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen, China. Previously I worked at Archi-Tectonics, Eisenman Architects, and LOT-EK. I received my masters degree in architecture from Columbia, where I won the Honor Award for Excellence in Design, and before that, studied anthropology the University of California at Santa Cruz.
ACADEMIA AND PUBLICATION
I have taught at Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Kentucky, and I've been a lecturer and / or juror at many of the leading architecture schools worldwide. My work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Observer, and The Washington Post.
In my younger days I was a kayaker, more recently I am a sailor. And as of last year, I am a Kentucky Colonel. Really.