Evan Chakroff is an architectural designer & technologist currently based in Seattle. Evan has worked for Herzog & de Meuron (Basel), Massimiliano Fuksas (Rome), NBBJ (Shanghai & Seattle), and LMN Architects (Seattle), and has been an invited critic at the Knowlton School of Architecture (Ohio State University), Waterloo University (Rome campus), Hong Kong University (Shanghai Study Center), and at the Lebanese American University (Byblos, Lebanon).
In 2011-2013, Evan has led intensive two-week study tours of the east China coast and Japan, with professors from the Ohio State University, and is a co-author of the "Architectural Guide: China," released in autumn 2015 by DOM Publishers, Berlin.
Evan's Design Blog on Archinect:
Returning to the US after years of work and travel abroad, Evan Chakroff attempts to bring a global perspective to analysis of the relatively-unknown architectural traditions of his new home, Seattle, Washington.
Evan's School Blog on Archinect:
Thoughts on the M.Arch I program at the Ohio State University, 2005-2009, plus additional work with OSU as a critic and lecturer.
Evan's General Blog on Archinect:
reflections on architecture and urbanism in China.
No Particular Place To Go: Cuba, 2016 , Fri, Jan 6 '17
There’s no divorcing architecture from politics. Every construction project beyond a certain size necessitates coordination - cooperation, or coercion – and an organization of effort and labor in service of a design. Until the day a builder can direct a swarm of drones to lay brick or ...
Art Basel comes to Hong Kong, Thu, May 30 '13
During the yearly art fair in Basel, Switzerland, the city is activated and reconfigured, and art is brought to the forefront of civic discourse. What, if any, impact could the fair have on daily life in a city of 7 million? How would this art world mega-event translate to the Hong Kong context?
Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular?, Sun, Mar 11 '12
Wang Shu may be a surprising choice for this year’s Pritzker Prize, but it’s an excellent one, and well-deserved. In recent years the Pritzker Committee has gravitated towards architects who produce work with an innate understanding of place, allowing their ties to local culture to ...
LMN Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Designer / Tech Studio
NBBJ, Shanghai, China & Seattle, WA, Designer
Studio Fuksas, Roma, IT, Junior Architect
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Graduate Research Associate
Herzog & De Meuron, Basel, CH, Praktikant
The Ohio State University, MArch, Architecture
Tufts University, Bachelors, BSc. Mechanical Engineering