Born in Chernovitz, Ukraine, Gregory Okshteyn received a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (1998) and a Masters of Science Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University (2003). At Columbia, he studied with Sulan Kolatan, Gregg Pasquarelli, and Hani Rashid, among other top architectural practitioners of today. As class president in 2002, Okshteyn acted as the student representative during Columbia’s transition from Dean Bernard Tchumi to the current Dean Mark Wigley. Prior to receiving his master’s degree, Okshteyn worked at various architecture firms including Gensler, HLW, and Peter Eisenman Architects. After graduating from Columbia, Okshteyn ambitiously set out on his own in 2003 at the age of 28. That year he established Studios GO in New York City, an award winning tight-knit collective of young designers that place innovative fabrication techniques in the service of a contemporary design aesthetic with close attention to function and social interaction.
Studios GO, New York, NY, US, Design Director
Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Architecture