Adam Buente

Adam Buente

Indianapolis, IN, US



Adam Buente is the owner of Project One Studio, an art-focused digital design and fabrication studio located in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Adam is deeply involved in every aspect of the studio, from ideation to installation. An expertise in computational design, a curiosity about traditional techniques, and a passion for details has led him away from architectural practice toward an inseparable experience of design through fabrication. His level of craft and comfort in moving between digital and physical, always leads the team onto new explorations.

After hours, he is often found back in the studio rebuilding custom vintage motorcycles or hitting the road with his wife Alexandra and pup Bruce in their restored vintage ‘67 camper.



Aug 2009 - current

i.M.A.D.E, Research Fellow

As a research fellow, I was part of a 4 person graduate student team that lead research, design, and fabrication projects to further the goals of the Institute for Digital Fabrication, as well as manage undergraduate assistants.

May 2009 - May 2010

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf Architects, Architectural Intern

A fairly typical architectural internship consisting of digital modeling, schematic design and construction document development. I was given a great deal of freedom and responsibility at BDMD which gave me a lot of confidence to pursue a different career path.

May 2007 - Aug 2008

RCI Construction Co, Inc., Commercial Construction Laborer

Summer construction job consisting of demolition, carpentry, and heavy equipment operation.

May 2006 - Aug 2006

VPS Architecture, Architectural Intern

Summer architectural internship consisting of digital and physical modeling, construction document development, and site surveying.

May 2005 - Aug 2005


Ball State University, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture.
Concentration in Fabrication.
Development of PROJECTiONE as a four person collaborative thesis.

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Ball State University, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
Graduate with Honors.

Aug 2004 - May 2008


Architect Magazine’s 2010 R+D Award, Award

Citation award for bitMAPS, a parametric textured wall system.
Speaker at the 2010 R+D Symposium: A Revolution in Building and Design Technology.


Published in ACADIA 2010: LIFE in:formation Proceeding, Other

Morpholuminescence, a kinetic ceiling prototype, was displayed as a project at the conference and was represented in the proceedings.


Published in ACADIA 2009: reform() Proceeding, Other

Our work from An Inconvenient Studio was represented in the proceedings.


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