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Mackenzie Goldberg

Mackenzie Goldberg

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am pursuing a career in Urban Planning and Design. 

Mackenzie's Featured Articles on Archinect

A Conversation with Guy Nordenson, Recipient of the 2017 Richard Neutra Award , Thu, Dec 14 '17

On October 9th Guy Nordenson was presented with the 2017 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence from the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture. Established in honor of Richard Neutra's architectural legacy, the medal recognizes individuals for their dedication to ...

A Conversation with Guy Nordenson, Recipient of the 2017 Richard Neutra Award
 

Williamson Williamson on Staying Small in Toronto’s Booming, Competitive Architecture Scene, Mon, Dec 4 '17

Located in Toronto, the architectural design studio Williamson Williamson was established by husband-and-wife duo, Shane and Betsy Williamson. Since its founding, the firm has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and ...

Williamson Williamson on Staying Small in Toronto’s Booming, Competitive Architecture Scene
 

Portuguese-firm Brandão Costa Arquitectos Shows Off Their Library for the Village of Caminha, Tue, Nov 28 '17

Small Studio Snapshots is one of Archinect’s regular recurring series. In it, we take a look at the ins and outs of running a small-scale practice. What hurdles do you come across? Do you want to grow or stay small and flexible? What motivates your practice in the first place? In this excerpt ...

Portuguese-firm Brandão Costa Arquitectos Shows Off Their Library for the Village of Caminha
 

From Paris to Montreal, Atelier Barda Brings A French Touch to Their Designs, Mon, Nov 27 '17

The Quebecois studio Atelier Barda, founded by Cécile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco, was recently named among Azure's 30 leading Canadian architectural firms. The young practice originally set up shop in Paris before launching a satellite office in Montreal, where they now reside.  ...

From Paris to Montreal, Atelier Barda Brings A French Touch to Their Designs
 

Meet Dash Marshall, the Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Where Form Follows Fable, Mon, Nov 20 '17

"We are all Dash Marshall" says Bryan Boyer, who works for the multi-disciplinary design studio that draws its name from an imaginary figurehead. Since its founding, the firm—which in addition to Boyer, is also led by Amy Yang and Ritchie Yao—has been designing spaces large and small ...

Meet Dash Marshall, the Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Where Form Follows Fable
 

Deans List: Jonathan Massey Discusses his new Position at University of Michigan's Taubman College, Thu, Nov 16 '17

In our Deans List series, we speak with the leaders of architecture schools worldwide, offering insights into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. Following our recent discussion with Jonathan Massey for our podcast, Archinect Sessions, we have ...

Deans List: Jonathan Massey Discusses his new Position at University of Michigan's Taubman College
 

Checking Back in With the Free School of Architecture, its First Year now Complete, Fri, Nov 10 '17

Last year, architect Peter Zellner announced his plans of a new, tuition-free educational institution dubbed the Free School of Architecture. Held at the Container Yard in Los Angeles, the school made its debut over the summer, launching on June 1st, 2017 with a class of ...

Checking Back in With the Free School of Architecture, its First Year now Complete
 

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Three: Choose Your Advisor, Tue, Nov 7 '17

Choosing advisors is one of the most important decisions you can make in grad school. In the last piece in our three-part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application, in partnership with Study Architecture, we offer some advice on how to choose the right advisor.

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Three: Choose Your Advisor
 

Recession as Inspiration: A Small Studio Snapshot of O’Neill Rose Architects, Mon, Nov 6 '17

Led by Devin O’Neill and Faith Rose, the Brooklyn based O'Neill Rose Architects have been widely recognized for their cozy and clean-lined residential and interior work. For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we talked with the husband-and-wife team about how they got their start, and the ...

Recession as Inspiration: A Small Studio Snapshot of O’Neill Rose Architects
 

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Two: Do Your Research , Mon, Nov 6 '17

We have partnered with Study Architecture to create a three-part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application process. On Friday we shared part one, which focused on identifying one's interests. Today, we are sharing part two, focused on researching potential schools.

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Two: Do Your Research
 

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part One: Identify Your Interest , Fri, Nov 3 '17

Applying to graduate school is no easy task! Cost, location, professors, programs, resources, and funding are just a few of many things one needs to take into account while navigating the numerous options out there. Hoping to help future graduate students with the application process, Archinect ...

Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part One: Identify Your Interest
 

From OMA to Raleigh; Hobgood Architects is a Family Business with Starchitect Roots, Mon, Oct 30 '17

After working at OMA's New York office for 8 years, Patrick Hobgood moved back to Raleigh, NC to run an architectural practice alongside his father, Kenneth, and brother, Paul. Together, with fellow associate Alan Tin, their firm, Hobgood Architects, is working on a range of a projects near and ...

From OMA to Raleigh; Hobgood Architects is a Family Business with Starchitect Roots
 

Peter Zellner on How His Practice Stays as Small as Possible While Doing Work that is as Big as Possible, Fri, Oct 27 '17

ZELLNERandCompany is an award-winning design firm based out of Los Angeles. Run by Peter Zellner, the firm has become best known for designing several notable public and private art galleries but has recently scaled up the size of their work, taking on several masterplanning ...

Peter Zellner on How His Practice Stays as Small as Possible While Doing Work that is as Big as Possible
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Herman Hertzberger, Tue, Oct 24 '17

Herman Hertzberger—one of the most important Dutch architects and theoreticians of the modern age known for his designs of housing complexes, offices and schools—takes our Proust Questionnaire and reveals some of his favorite architects, projects to work on, what architectural ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Herman Hertzberger
 

Summary, a Small Portuguese Firm, Finds Their Speciality in Standard and Low-Cost Building , Mon, Oct 23 '17

Summary is a young architectural studio based in the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, Portugal, founded by Samuel Gonçalves. Recent winners of the esteemed Red Dot Award in the "habitat" category, the firm has become known for projects such as the 'gomos house' and their ...

Summary, a Small Portuguese Firm, Finds Their Speciality in Standard and Low-Cost Building
 

Uncovering Undisclosable: A Revealing Sit-Down with the LA-Based Practice , Mon, Oct 16 '17

I recently visited Undisclosable at their office in the Arts District of Los Angeles, where I had the pleasure of meeting the practice's witty and charming founders, Bryan Flaig and Alejandra Lillo. We discussed current projects they are working on, fostering a jovial workplace and the ...

Uncovering Undisclosable: A Revealing Sit-Down with the LA-Based Practice
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Steven Holl, Tue, Oct 10 '17

This week, for our Proust Questionnaire, we are featuring answers from Archinect favorite Steven Holl, who discusses his love of hybrid buildings, enjoying one's work, and dying at the drawing board.

The Proust Questionnaire: Steven Holl
 

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite contemporary practices led by Indigenous Architects, Mon, Oct 9 '17

This year, LA County made the long overdue choice to have the second Monday of October officially observed as Indigenous Peoples' Day. As a counter to the controversial Columbus Day, celebrated nationally on the same day, the shift redirects the holiday's focus on the land's original ...

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite contemporary practices led by Indigenous Architects
 

Working out of the Box: Matt Storus, Architectural Designer Turned Digital Designer, Fri, Oct 6 '17

Working out of the Box is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths. In this installment, we're talking with Matt Storus, who is Head of Design for 21.co, a leading Bitcoin startup. Simply put, 21.co is a ...

Working out of the Box: Matt Storus, Architectural Designer Turned Digital Designer
 

#WorldArchitectureDay calls upon architects to respond to the Paris Climate Change Agreement , Mon, Oct 2 '17

The first Monday of October is annually celebrated around the globe as World Day of Architecture. Started back in 2005 by the International Union of Architects, the day of celebration was set up with the aim of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing ...

#WorldArchitectureDay calls upon architects to respond to the Paris Climate Change Agreement
 

Austin-Based North Arrow Studio Treat Their Business as a Creative Project, Mon, Oct 2 '17

North Arrow Studio, the architectural practice based in Austin, Texas, specializes in modern residential and commercial design that is refined and refreshingly uncomplicated. In this Small Studio Snapshot, we share our conversation with Principal Architect, Francisco Arredondo, and colleagues ...

Austin-Based North Arrow Studio Treat Their Business as a Creative Project
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Diana Agrest, Thu, Sep 28 '17

Diana Agrest is a practicing architect, urban designer, and theorist known for her unique and pioneering approach. She has been teaching since 1972—at Cooper Union, where she currently is, since 1977—and has been profiled as one of 50 Great Teachers by NPR.  Read her answers ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Diana Agrest
 

Screen/Print #62: A Year After Ghost Ship Fire, Writer and Activist Jaime Omar Yassin Reflects on City's Response, Fri, Sep 22 '17

In December of 2016, a fire broke out during a show at Oakland's Ghost Ship, a DIY-venue located in a two-story warehouse. The incident tragically took the lives of 36 young concert-goers and prompted national discussions (including one on our podcast) of the safety and vitality of DIY venues and ...

Screen/Print #62: A Year After Ghost Ship Fire, Writer and Activist Jaime Omar Yassin Reflects on City's Response
 

The Founders of NY-based New Affiliates Discuss How Their Love for Arguing Betters Their Work, Mon, Sep 18 '17

N/A, our latest Small Studio Snapshot, is a New York-based architectural design practice led by Jaffer Kolb and Ivi Diamantopoulou. They are interested in using known forms, techniques and materials in new ways; creating work that is both textured and layered, typical and novel. Current ...

The Founders of NY-based New Affiliates Discuss How Their Love for Arguing Betters Their Work
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Patrik Schumacher, Tue, Sep 12 '17

The high priest of parametricism, Patrik Schumacher, endures our personality quiz and talks cacti, Google, and everyone's favorite British-sculptor, Anish Kapoor. 

The Proust Questionnaire: Patrik Schumacher
 

The Iranian-Canadian Founder of Toronto-Based Aleph-Bau Talks Architectural Experimentation and Working With Her Father, Mon, Sep 11 '17

A couple months ago we featured a wonderfully modern, renovated rowhouse by the Canadian firm Aleph-Bau. Today, we are talking with the Toronto-based studio's founder, Delnaz Yekrangian, about her practice, transitioning into more built work, what it is like working with her father ...

The Iranian-Canadian Founder of Toronto-Based Aleph-Bau Talks Architectural Experimentation and Working With Her Father
 

Architecture Firms Tell Us How Marketing Requires an Evolved Set of Social Skills, Wed, Sep 6 '17

Not long ago, marketing for architecture firms primarily relied on word of mouth. Golf games, dinners at country clubs and schmoozing were once a big part of the job description for the person in charge the firm's marketing. The field, however, has shifted dramatically and fraternizing ...

Architecture Firms Tell Us How Marketing Requires an Evolved Set of Social Skills
 

The Playful Installations of the Syracuse-based Duo SPORTS, Tue, Sep 5 '17

Meet Greg Corso and Molly Hunker. Together, the two form the Syracuse-based SPORTS—an award-winning design and architecture collaboration. They've recently been named as one of the winners of the 2017 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects+Designers, have received ...

The Playful Installations of the Syracuse-based Duo SPORTS
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Caroline Bos, Thu, Aug 31 '17

For our latest installment of the Proust Questionnaire, Dutch architect and co-founder of UNStudio, Caroline Bos, remarks on Dutch directness, the land artist Andy Goldsworthy, and the fact that UNStudio has surprisingly, yet to contribute to the New York skyline! We have previously included Ben ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Caroline Bos
 

Material Misuse: A Small Studio Snapshot of NYC-Based CODA, Mon, Aug 28 '17

Since 2008, CODA has become known for their highly experimental projects that play with everyday materials. For instance, their URCHIN installation for Cornell's CCA Biennial is made up of 500 borrowed plastic chairs and some may remember their 2013 MoMA PS1 Pavilion, Party Wall, made of ...

Material Misuse: A Small Studio Snapshot of NYC-Based CODA
 

Beijing-Based Rocker-Turned-Architect Cao Pu Sees Architects as Social Workers, Mon, Aug 21 '17

Originally part of an electric-rock band, Chinese architect Cao Pu began his architectural career doing stage design for his musical group. Today, his studio remains small with a focus on conversion and community revival projects and his designs demonstrate a talent for working within ...

Beijing-Based Rocker-Turned-Architect Cao Pu Sees Architects as Social Workers
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Ricardo Scofidio, Tue, Aug 15 '17

Ricardo Scofidio, the architect and provocateur, takes our Proust Questionnaire and jokes about his terrible color sense.

The Proust Questionnaire: Ricardo Scofidio
 

Rainville-Sangaré's Background in Industrial Design Gives Their Architecture a Unique Character, Mon, Aug 14 '17

Lambert Rainville and Nicholas Sangaré founded their Montreal-based eponymous office in 2015. Both with backgrounds in industrial design, their studio transverses scales, designing everything from spoons to commercial spaces. The duo, whom recently won the 2017 Phyllis Lambert Grant given ...

Rainville-Sangaré's Background in Industrial Design Gives Their Architecture a Unique Character
 

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Tsingtao Pearl Visitor Center Reintroduces Wood Construction in China, Fri, Aug 11 '17

While wooden frame structures are quite common in North America, in China, concrete, steel and brick have long been favored as the sturdier building product. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's new Tsingtao Pearl Visitor Center represents an international collaboration to reestablish lumbered building ...

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Tsingtao Pearl Visitor Center Reintroduces Wood Construction in China
 

Beard+Riser Interprets Southern Vernacular Architecture With a Modernist Perspective, Mon, Aug 7 '17

Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the United States, and isn't known for being a center for architecture, but Beard+Riser are doing what they can to mark the state with some amazing architecture. Their work takes inspiration from the Delta's vernacular architectures while making the most ...

Beard+Riser Interprets Southern Vernacular Architecture With a Modernist Perspective
 

S/P #61: Husos Architects trace the role of remittances on migratory urbanisms, Thu, Aug 3 '17

Since the late 1990s, remittances, or money transfers made by international migrants to their countries of origin, have played an increasingly large role in both the local and national economies of the receiving countries. In some cases, like Nepal, remittances can make up a full third of a ...

S/P #61: Husos Architects trace the role of remittances on migratory urbanisms
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Benedetta Tagliabue, Tue, Aug 1 '17

Today, we are getting up close and personal with Benedetta Tagliabue, the director of Barcelona-based practice Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. The Italian architect, known for her attention to context and the poeticism in her work, also happens to be a member of the Pritzker jury, a RIBA Stirling ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Benedetta Tagliabue
 

A(n) Office conceive of their small architectural studio like a publication, Mon, Jul 31 '17

Mitch McEwen and Marcelo López-Dinard, of A(n) Office, explore the intersection of architecture and exhibition, conceiving their New York and Detroit based studio, A(n) Office, as a publication of sorts.

A(n) Office conceive of their small architectural studio like a publication
 

Screen/Print #60: Suzannah Victoria Beatrice Henty on the contradictory nature of reparation politics, Fri, Jul 28 '17

What does it mean when a country takes responsibility for a historical act of injustice while ignoring its contemporary actions of a similar nature?  In this essay by Suzannah Victoria Beatrice Henty for The Funambulist, she examines the often-contradictory nature of reparation politics.

Screen/Print #60: Suzannah Victoria Beatrice Henty on the contradictory nature of reparation politics
 

Archinect's Summer Reading List: recommendations from Steven Holl, Kate Wagner, Diana Agrest, Katya Tylevich, Jenny Sabin and Samuel Bravo, Wed, Jul 26 '17

The summer months are the ideal time to peruse a book from your beach towel, airplane seat, hotel bed, or more likely, the coffee shop you are hiding away from your unconditioned apartment at. From a novel starring an architect-protagonist to one about the Russian Revolution to architectural ...

Archinect's Summer Reading List: recommendations from Steven Holl, Kate Wagner, Diana Agrest, Katya Tylevich, Jenny Sabin and Samuel Bravo
 

Besler & Sons Tag-Team as They Wrestle with the Challenges of Starting a Small Practice, Mon, Jul 24 '17

Erin Besler is a trained architect with an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.Arch I from SCI-Arc. Ian Besler is a graphic designer and arts writer with a B.S in journalism from the University of Illinois and an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design. Together, the two form the LA-based ...

Besler & Sons Tag-Team as They Wrestle with the Challenges of Starting a Small Practice
 

Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions, Thu, Jul 20 '17

Recently, Archinect teamed up with Bureau Spectacular for the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival. Jimenez Lai and Joanna Grant designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture ...

Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions
 

With bright color palettes, Pita and Bloom's work embraces ornament, Wed, Jul 19 '17

Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom started their practice back in 2010 after working together for several years at SCI-Arc and Greg Lynn's Form. Their firm, Pita and Bloom, was selected as a finalist in MoMA PS1's YAP competition back in 2014 and the two have been called "female ...

With bright color palettes, Pita and Bloom's work embraces ornament
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Bernard Khoury, Tue, Jul 18 '17

Not many would cite a Home Depot in the Vatican building as a dream project, but it's precisely this attitude that has made Lebanese-architect Bernard Khoury known as an unpredictable visionary. For this installment of our Proust Questionnaire, the maverick talks pistachios, style, and ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Bernard Khoury
 

Neeraj Bhatia discusses his transcalar design-research practice, the Open Workshop, Mon, Jul 17 '17

The Open Workshop was founded in 2011 and is located across San Francisco and Toronto, Canada. It is a design-research office working at multiple scales to examine the negotiation between architecture and its territorial environment. Projects include consulting on the redesign of Bruce Mau's ...

Neeraj Bhatia discusses his transcalar design-research practice, the Open Workshop
 

Recent Wheelwright recipient Samuel Bravo discusses unearthing the architectural vernaculars of the Amazonian region and beyond, Fri, Jul 14 '17

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo for his proposal Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements. His work focuses on the traditional architectures and informal settlements of communities in ...

Recent Wheelwright recipient Samuel Bravo discusses unearthing the architectural vernaculars of the Amazonian region and beyond
 

"The future belongs to Woodbury": an interview with Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, the University's brand new Dean, Thu, Jul 13 '17

For this installment of Deans List we talk to Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, one month after starting her new post as Dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, about the importance of economic diversity and the school's commitment to egalitarian and practical ...

'The future belongs to Woodbury': an interview with Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, the University's brand new Dean
 

From LA to Toronto, Batay-Csorba discusses relocating their architecture practice to Canada, Wed, Jul 12 '17

After working for Morphosis and Frank Gehry in Los Angeles, Jodi and Andrew packed up their bags and moved to Canada to start their own firm, Batay-Csorba Architects. The two discuss their decision to relocate and the process of establishing themselves as a young practice in Toronto.

From LA to Toronto, Batay-Csorba discusses relocating their architecture practice to Canada
 

A modernist city in Africa and Art Deco buildings in China, among others, get added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List, Tue, Jul 11 '17

The 41st session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has been taking place in Kraków, Poland since July 2nd. As the meeting comes to a close, the week has resulted in the designation of 21 new sites and five site boundary changes have also been approved.

A modernist city in Africa and Art Deco buildings in China, among others, get added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
 

In Focus: David Cardelus, Tue, Jul 11 '17

In Focus is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? ...

In Focus: David Cardelus
 

STITCH design shop embraces North Carolina's rich history of progressive architecture, Mon, Jul 10 '17

For this iteration of Small Studio Snapshots, we are venturing to North Carolina to talk with STITCH design shop about what it is like to grow an architectural practice in a small city. Read on to hear how the team of seven is making a name for themselves in Winston-Salem, the city of Art and ...

STITCH design shop embraces North Carolina's rich history of progressive architecture
 

Screen/Print #59: Katya Tylevich takes us on an aquatic journey through LA in the latest issue of Art Papers, Fri, Jul 7 '17

"Film, case study houses, rooftop parties, rec centers, hotel lobbies, and other watery spaces such as car washes, reservoirs and the LA river" are just a few of the "LA knowns" that the pool conjures up for Jennifer Bonner, a guest editor for the latest issue of Art Papers. 

Screen/Print #59: Katya Tylevich takes us on an aquatic journey through LA in the latest issue of Art Papers
 

In Focus: Leonardo Mascaro, Thu, Jul 6 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs? For ...

In Focus: Leonardo Mascaro
 

After being destroyed in a fire, Canadian-firm Patkau Architects rebuilds the Temple of Light, Thu, Jul 6 '17

Construction is nearing completion on the Temple of Light at the Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia, Canada. Located near Crawford Bay and a visible landmark from Kootenay Lake, the temple was the vision of Swami Radha, a pioneer in the North American yoga movement who completed the ...

After being destroyed in a fire, Canadian-firm Patkau Architects rebuilds the Temple of Light
 

#EthelDay: celebrating the contributions made by woman to the field of architecture, Wed, Jul 5 '17

In 1898, Ethel Charles became the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and today RIBA is celebrating the trailblazer with a social media campaign marked by the hashtag #Ethelday.

#EthelDay: celebrating the contributions made by woman to the field of architecture
 

From buildings to books and animations, WAI Think Tank approaches architecture from all angles, Wed, Jul 5 '17

Books, magazines, film, animations, installations, exhibitions and curatorial programs, teaching and workshops, performance, buildings and more. Today we are talking with WAI Architectural Think Tank, a practice started in 2008 by Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia that approaches architecture ...

From buildings to books and animations, WAI Think Tank approaches architecture from all angles
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Eric Owen Moss, Tue, Jul 4 '17

For this week's Proust Questionnaire, we're talking with the Los Angeles-based architect Eric Owen Moss who admits to relying too much on the enigmatic and (yet) would like to build on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or the bottom of the ocean.

The Proust Questionnaire: Eric Owen Moss
 

How Pedro&Juana Went from Working for Artist Jorge Pardo to Launching their Small Studio, Mon, Jul 3 '17

We first met Pedro&Juana at the 2015 Chicago Architectural Biennial, where we hosted the second Next Up inside a relaxed forum space they designed in the lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center. For today's Small Studio Snapshot, we're catching up with the Mexico City-based practice.

How Pedro&Juana Went from Working for Artist Jorge Pardo to Launching their Small Studio
 

Designing from the land up: an interview with Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape, Mon, Jun 26 '17

When Matt Wittman and Jody Estes founded their Seattle-based practice, Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape in 2012, they saw a space in the market for an integrated practice that brought indoor and outdoor space together as one whole. For this Monday's Small Studio Snapshot, we talk with the ...

Designing from the land up: an interview with Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Craig Dykers, Tue, Jun 20 '17

Craig Dykers, of the international practice Snøhetta, takes our Proust Questionnaire and has some difficulty picking favorites!

The Proust Questionnaire: Craig Dykers
 

This small Ann Arbor Studio shows us how to work as a T+E+A+M, Mon, Jun 19 '17

T+E+A+M is comprised of four professors based out of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor. All holding principal positions within the small practice, this structure is quite unusual for a firm of their size. As they currently complete their residency at the ...

This small Ann Arbor Studio shows us how to work as a T+E+A+M
 

Place-making with After Architecture, Mon, Jun 12 '17

After Architecture is an internationally recognized design practice, founded by Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann, dedicated to place-making across scales. For this week's Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with the duo about the problem with typological specialization, about foregoing the ...

Place-making with After Architecture
 

9 Urban Planners tell us their favorite buildings in Los Angeles, Fri, Jun 9 '17

It has become common practice for architects to be asked what their favorite buildings are. After all, it is the obvious question. That being said, the majority of people walking into a building aren’t architects and they certainly have something to say on the matter! In that vein, we have ...

9 Urban Planners tell us their favorite buildings in Los Angeles
 

For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, we interview Dan Nichols who has been living in and restoring Wright’s Sweeton House in New Jersey, Thu, Jun 8 '17

Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the few architects who needs little introduction regardless of to whom you are talking. With a career lasting over 60 years, and with over 400 homes scattered across the US, his enduring legacy and contribution to the field of architecture is unparalleled. The famed ...

For Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, we interview Dan Nichols who has been living in and restoring Wright’s Sweeton House in New Jersey
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke, Tue, Jun 6 '17

Architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture, Deborah Berke talks engaging with art and culture, lacking an architectural signature and her love of repetition for this iteration of the Proust Questionnaire.

The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke
 

Scaling across disciplines: an interview with Founders Rome Prize winners MODU, Mon, Jun 5 '17

Every Monday we take a look at the ins-and-outs of growing a small architectural practice by highlighting stand-outs in the field. For this Small Studio Snapshot, we're talking with the winners of the 2016-2017 Founders Rome Prize in Architecture, Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang. The duo, who ...

Scaling across disciplines: an interview with Founders Rome Prize winners MODU
 

In Focus: Aldo Amoretti, Thu, May 25 '17

In Focus is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in ...

In Focus: Aldo Amoretti
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Kengo Kuma, Tue, May 23 '17

Kengo Kuma, the prominent architect and writer known for blending modernist approaches with traditional Japanese values, reveals his love for the color white, his desire to learn the piano, and his fondness for designing sacred spaces in this iteration of Archinect's recurring series The ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Kengo Kuma
 

Architecture in the world of DIY: an interview with Weather Projects, Mon, May 22 '17

Weather Projects was founded in 2012 by Shannon Han and Hunter Knight who wanted to flush out their own ideas after respective stints at SHoP and Morphosis. We talked with the two about working in Los Angeles, the general population's growing interest in design, and having stake in one's ...

Architecture in the world of DIY: an interview with Weather Projects
 

A Studio of One: in Conversation with Clark Thenhaus of Endemic, Mon, May 15 '17

Founded by Clark Thenhaus, a recipient of the 2015 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects, the multi-disciplinary office Endemic positions itself between the fields of architecture, landscape, urban design and research.For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we talked with Clark ...

A Studio of One: in Conversation with Clark Thenhaus of Endemic
 

Screen/Print #55: Marlon Blackwell On Moving Architecture Away from Idealism, Utopianism, and Easy Meanings, Thu, May 11 '17

In American architecture, the big cities, in particular New York and Los Angeles, tend to hog attention. So, for the latest issue of Project, a yearly journal for architecture, the editors decided to look elsewhere. The issue, which is featured here as part of our recurring series Screen/Print ...

Screen/Print #55: Marlon Blackwell On Moving Architecture Away from Idealism, Utopianism, and Easy Meanings
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Francine Houben, Tue, May 9 '17

For this week's Proust Questionnaire, we talked with the Delft-based architect Francine Houben, co-founder of Mecanoo, and received some answers quite fitting for a Netherlander. Her favorites flowers? Tulips. Her favorite poet? Ramsey Nasr. Read on to find out what else makes Houben tick.

The Proust Questionnaire: Francine Houben
 

GoCStudio, a Small Studio in Seattle, Shares Some Secrets for Starting From Scratch, Mon, May 8 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we sit down with the Seattle-based practice goCStudio, founded by Jon Gentry and Aimée O’Carroll in 2012. The team fills us in on how being a small business allows them to create close relationships whether it be with a client, a craftsman, or ...

GoCStudio, a Small Studio in Seattle, Shares Some Secrets for Starting From Scratch
 

From Architecture to Marijuana Edibles, Christine Smith is Working out of the Box, Wed, May 3 '17

In 2015, Oregon joined Colorado, Washington and Alaska in being one of a handful of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Along for the ride was Christine Smith, founder of Grön, a cannabis-infused fair trade chocolate company.For this installment of Working out of the Box ...

From Architecture to Marijuana Edibles, Christine Smith is Working out of the Box
 

May Day: a Round-Up of Articles on Working Conditions and Labor in Architecture, Mon, May 1 '17

While most of us might be spending our May Day in the office, that doesn't mean we can't take the occasion to discuss issues surrounding working conditions in the field. 

May Day: a Round-Up of Articles on Working Conditions and Labor in Architecture
 

Taking a step outside with Terremoto's David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect, Mon, May 1 '17

For this week's Small Studio Snapshot, we're heading outdoors to talk with David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect.Godshall, alongside with Alain Peauroi, founded TERREMOTO, a landscape architecture firm with offices in Los Angeles ...

Taking a step outside with Terremoto's David Godshall, a self-proclaimed punk and art-historian-turned-landscape-architect
 

What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country, Thu, Apr 27 '17

At least in Los Angeles, we have already started hitting temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit signaling the coming of summer. For parents, this is often an urgent reminder that the school year will be ending soon and plans need to be in place for the summer. For those already expecting little ...

What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? A Look at Architecture Summer Camps Around the Country
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman , Tue, Apr 25 '17

For this iteration of the Proust Questionnaire, we're talking with the noted theorist and architect Peter Eisenman, who reflects on having not written a book, disliking Scandinavian buildings, and Charlie Brown. With this one, we changed up the questions a bit, per Eisenman's request.

The Proust Questionnaire: Peter Eisenman
 

Enjoying architecture with Kwong Von Glinow Design Office, Mon, Apr 24 '17

They may not have even reached their paper anniversary, but Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has already made waves having won a few high-profile competitions including the 2016 Chicago Prize. Founded by Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow in December of 2016 (which for those that are ...

Enjoying architecture with Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
 

Talking Intra-Office Communication with LADG, Mon, Apr 17 '17

Founded in 2004 by principals Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder, the Los Angeles Design Group straddles the line between being a service-oriented firm dedicated to building real projects and an experimental laboratory. This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with ...

Talking Intra-Office Communication with LADG
 

Trying Something New with Matter Design, Mon, Apr 10 '17

This week on, Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee of Matter Design - an interdisciplinary studio founded in 2008. Recent finalists of the 2017 AZ Awards, the duo discuss their love of taking on experimental projects, merging the design and making process ...

Trying Something New with Matter Design
 

You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials, Thu, Apr 6 '17

Every two years, hundreds of thousands flock to the historic small islands of Venice, where history and art meet to give us one of the most influential fixtures in the architectural world—The Venice Biennale of Architecture. While originally a more specialized art-world affair, biennials now ...

You say Biennial, I say Biennale: 9 of Today’s Most Critical Architecture Biennials
 

Keeping control by staying small with STAT Architecture, Mon, Apr 3 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we talk with the founder of STAT Architecture, a New York City-based firm specializing in residential and mixed-use projects, who was motived by a desire to have true ownership over her work. And while the firm might be planning on staying small, they are ...

Keeping control by staying small with STAT Architecture
 

The Proust Questionnaire: Farshid Moussavi, Wed, Mar 29 '17

The Proust Questionnaire is our new series in which we have well-known architects answer a series of unusual questions. A popular parlor game amongst the Victorian literate class, the questionnaire is believed to reveal the individual's true nature.  For this iteration, we talk ...

The Proust Questionnaire: Farshid Moussavi
 

Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help!, Wed, Mar 29 '17

It’s that time of year again, when architectural hopefuls sit anxiously on their front step waiting for the mail or more likely, at their computers refreshing their inbox. And while many may have thought the difficult part was turning in the applications, they are probably figuring out by ...

Letters of acceptance are in and the Archinect community is here to help!
 

Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas, Tue, Mar 28 '17

This coming July, the University of Texas at Austin will be getting a new dean of the School of Architecture. Michelle Addington, who has spent the last eleven years teaching at Yale, will be leaving her post as the Hines Professor of Sustainable Design and taking over for Elizabeth Danze ...

Michelle Addington discusses her new deanship at UT Austin and the educational opportunities arising from the political hotbed that is Texas
 

Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Boundaries with LA-Más, Mon, Mar 27 '17

Architecture has always been a discipline with undefined boundaries and shifting points of focus, which typifies the work of this week's Small Studio Snapshots, the cross-disciplinary non-profit LA-Más. Self-positioned as an urban design organization, the seven-member ...

Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Boundaries with LA-Más
 

Small Studio Snapshots: S-AR, Mon, Mar 20 '17

Located in Monterrey, Mexico, S-AR bills themselves as a collaborative Alternative Architecture workshop. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies. The team works on projects that range from the designing of objects to ...

Small Studio Snapshots: S-AR
 

Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World, Sat, Mar 18 '17

Morphogenesis, a virtual reality art installation, is touring the globe, bringing a primal, otherworldly experience to audiences without the need for a ticket to Burning Man.

Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World
 

New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture, Mon, Mar 6 '17

At a moment of social stratification and increasingly bitter divisions, a timely new exhibit at SFMOMA by Bureau Spectacular celebrates an architecture of egalitarianism. The exhibition, titled insideoutsidebetweenbeyond, showcases the studio’s drawings alongside a comic, When I Grow ...

New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture
 

Small Studio Snapshots: DEOC-A, Mon, Mar 6 '17

This week on Small Studio Snapshots, we are featuring a studio that, while small, has managed to spread its wings far with offices in both Guatemala and Boston. We talked with Roberto de Oliveira Castro, founder of De Oliveira Castro Arquitectos, to see what set of unique challenges this ...

Small Studio Snapshots: DEOC-A
 

Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture, Thu, Mar 2 '17

From translating historic iron latticework into a digitally-produced façade to ensuring LEED certification, Phil Freelon played a pivotal, and perhaps under-recognized, role in the creation of the critically-acclaimed National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture
 

dIONISO LAB's new home puts the outside at the center, Sun, Feb 26 '17

Located in a suburban area of Póvoa de Varzim, a coastal town in Portugal known unsurprisingly for its fish and beach resorts, sits a stark white home. Inserted into a gridded plot and enclosed by fragmented gardens and paved areas, House L27, stands apart from its neighbors. Designed by ...

dIONISO LAB's new home puts the outside at the center
 

Small Studio Snapshots: Studio Modh, Mon, Feb 20 '17

In the words of this week's interviewee, running one's own practice is not for everyone! This gives us all the more reason to take a look inside the small studios that have found a way to make it work.This week, we take a look at Studio Modh, a Brooklyn-based studio founded by Philip Ryan ...

Small Studio Snapshots: Studio Modh
 

Employment 

Archinect, Los Angeles, CA, Project Manager

Feb 2017 - current
 

Direct Cinema, Ltd., Santa Monica, CA, US, Distribution Manager

⇾Process all orders, ensure product quality standards, and carry out shipment of documentary films made by independent filmmakers worldwide
⇾Procure proper licensing contracts with vendors
⇾Oversee all past and current client accounts
⇾Provide quality customer service and respond to inquiries and complaints.

Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
 

Plan Check Kitchen+Bar, Los Angeles, CA, US, Shift Lead and Closing Manager

⇾Assign servers sections, ensure tables are greeted promptly and service is up to standard for mid-size restaurant
⇾Seat guests, take reservations, answer phone calls and process all to-go orders
⇾Responsible for closing procedures including running financial reports at the end of shift and locking up.

Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
 

La Varenne, Anne Willan, Santa Monica, CA, US, Intern

⇾Worked in the test kitchen and assisted acclaimed culinary historian and cookbook author with recipe testing
⇾Procured cooking supplies and sourced food
⇾Managed social media, wrote content for twitter, blog and website.
⇾Designed email templates, postcards and other content for branding and marketing
⇾Assisted with events such as cooking classes and lectures on the history of food

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
 

Kitchen Commons, Portland, OR, US, North Portland Directory Intern

⇾Expanded nonprofit to North Portland by establishing connections with institutional kitchens, food producers/suppliers, affordable housing developments, and community organizations
⇾Laid the groundwork for creating community cooking groups that promote food stability and healthy eating
⇾Designed and analyzed community survey to identify community needs in the area
⇾Produced “food map” to demonstrate lack of food resources in the region
⇾Assisted with event planning for fundraising opportunities

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Visual Resource Assistant

⇾Catalogued artwork and researched artists to include in our database
⇾Photoshopped images to ensure high quality access by users
⇾Advocated and carried out the expansion of our library to include street art and less traditional forms of art

Jun 2011 - Aug 2013
 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Student Body Events Manager

⇾Co-responsible for planning and coordinating a three-day end-of-year community festival with approximately 4,000 attendees
⇾Oversaw student projects, recruited and managed volunteers, booked food vendors, musicians and other entertainment, and managed a budget of $65,000
⇾Procured college funds from departments and organizations
⇾Designed marketing materials for social media and print outlets

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
 

Education 

Reed College, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Religious Studies

Thesis: “Old Wine and New Bottles”: Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine, Secular Humanistic Judaism and the Unaffiliated Jew”

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills