My name is Chase and I am a design team member at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago. Last year, I graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master’s of Architecture I degree. I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida and attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, where I studied Art History, Architectural Studies, and French. Over the years, I have worked as an intern architect, book editor, business development manager, and artist. My travels have taken me to Norway, China, Italy, and even long term stays in France, Greece, and Japan.
Most recently, my interests have centered on how architecture design can enhance social dynamics in working environments, more specifically in the work culture of the architecture profession. It has long since been the mission of architects to create structures that enhance the performance, comfort, or livability of the users. So, why shouldn’t our office environments serve as a testament to our ability to affect work culture? Program adjacencies, circulation, transparency, natural lighting, and materiality can have profound effects on your daily interactions, whom you run into, and even your work performance. Despite the complexity and idiosyncrasy of the architecture profession, I approach every design problem with rigor, humor, and relentless optimism.