Evan Chakroff

Evan Chakroff

Seattle, WA, US



Evan Chakroff is an architect and critic based
in Seattle. With a background in engineering and over 10 years’
experience in world-renowned architecture firms in the US and abroad,
Evan brings a multi-disciplinary, international perspective to his work.
Evan’s architectural criticism has been published in CLOG and Log,
among other publications, and he is a co-author of "Architectural Guide
China" (2015, DOM publishers), a result of his years living in Shanghai
and his experience leading study-abroad tours with The Ohio State
University. Evan has been a volunteer tour guide and exhibition
organizer with Seattle Architecture Foundation since 2018.


Evan's Design Blog on Archinect:

Lost at SEA : Architecture & Urbanism of Seattle and beyond

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.... and beyond....

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Evan's School Blog on Archinect:

Knowlton School of Architecture (2005-2009) (Evan)

Thoughts on the M.Arch I program at the Ohio State University, 2005-2009, plus additional work with OSU as a critic and lecturer.

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Evan's General Blog on Archinect:

Delirious Shanghai : Thoughts on China 2010-2013

reflections on architecture and urbanism in China.

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Evan's Featured Articles on Archinect

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 ...

No Particular Place To Go: Cuba, 2016

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?

Art Basel comes to Hong Kong

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 ...

Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular?


Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Senior Architectural Designer / PM

Mar 2022 - current

Graphite Design Group, Seattle, WA, US, Project Architect

Oct 2017 - Mar 2022

LMN Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Designer / Tech Studio

Jul 2014 - Nov 2016

NBBJ, Shanghai, China & Seattle, WA, Designer

May 2010 - Jun 2014

Studio Fuksas, Roma, IT, Junior Architect

Jul 2009 - May 2010

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US, Graduate Research Associate

Sep 2006 - Aug 2009

Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH, Praktikant

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008


The Ohio State University, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009

Tufts University, Bachelors, BSc. Mechanical Engineering

Sep 1999 - May 2003

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