WHO WE ARE

Office of Things is a collaborative architecture and design studio engaged in explorations of the constructed environment and its transformation over time. Through the composition of artful gestures into everyday spaces, we aim to bring a sense of place and community to our work.

Founded in 2015, OO-T operates across geographic expanse, an ephemeral negotiation in the design of things.





SERVICES

Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Installations, Immersive Installations, Creative Direction, Design Consultation


CONTACT

Mail        100 Rochester Avenue
               Brooklyn, NY 11233

Email      hello@oo-t.co












LANE RICK and CAN VU BUI



CHARLOTTESVILLE




JT BACHMAN and KATIE STRANIX



Lane Rick, AIA
Principal, New York Office

lane@oo-t.co
Lane is a registered architect in New York. She designs small spaces and immersive environments. Lane also researches the built environment through drawing and writing, exploring topics like Times Square billboards, chinatowns, storefront churches, monsters, imaginary cities, and transportation networks, and robotic houses. Her writing has been published in print and web journals including Site Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and The New York Review of Architecture. Her drawings have been exhibited in galleries in Shanghai, Toronto, New York, and Atlanta.

In addition to her work with Office of Things, Lane was the 2019 recipient of the Gabriel Prize, for which she developed a series of drawings about authenticity and Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame. She has also worked with ReThink Studio on ReThinkNYC, a transportation proposal to improve New York's transit network.

Lane earned a Bachelor of the Arts and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. She currently teaches at Kean University.





Can Vu Bui, RA
Principal, New York Office

can@oo-t.co

Can is a founder of Office of Things. Prior, he worked at Johnson Chou in Toronto, Peter Eisenman, and 7 years as Project Architect at Adjaye Associates, where he focused on some of the firms marquee projects: including the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, the luxury condos at 130 William Street, Winter Park Library in Orlando, and finally, Ruby City Contemporary Arts Center in San Antonio, a new 14,000 square foot building.

He earned a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Ryerson University in Toronto, and his Masters of Architecture from Yale University. He currently teaches at Kean University and Yale University.
JT Bachman, AIA
Principal, Charlottesville Office

jt@oo-t.co
JT is a registered architect in Virginia and New York. Prior to co-founding Office of Things, JT worked at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago and he worked for five years in the LAB at Rockwell Group in New York as a Senior Associate. As part of the LAB, JT collaborated with Programmers, Strategists, and Creative Technologists to bring spaces and environments to life by integrating custom interactive technologies. While at Rockwell Group, JT also focused on a number of theater design projects and temporary structures including the TED Theater in Vancouver BC.

With a broad range of interests, JT enjoys incorporating a range of different media into his design work. From custom sound and music installations, to collage, motion graphics and video, he pulls from a deep well of interests and curiosities to inform his designs. When he is not working on architecture, you can probably find him tinkering on an OP-1.

JT earned a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida, and his Masters of Architecture from Yale University, where he received the Henry Adams Certificate upon graduating. He currently teaches at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.





Katie Stranix, AIA
Principal, Charlottesville Office

katie@oo-t.co

Katie Stranix is a registered architect in Virginia and New York.  Prior to co-founding Office of Things, she worked at Studio Gang Architects - first in their New York and later in their Chicago office - on a range of projects including the Solar Carve Tower and the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Eduation and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History. 

Katie earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, where she was awarded the Faculty Award for Design Excellence, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where she was awarded the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship, the Lord Norman R. Foster Scholarship and the Wendy Elizabeth Blanning Prize.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia. 





Vincent Calabro, RA
Principal, Chicago Office

vincent@oo-t.co
Vincent Calabro grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland where he spent his youth eating his mother’s delicious Italian food, helping his father out on various construction projects, and riding his bike in circles with his brothers and friends. He went on to the University of Cincinnati to receive his Bachelor of Science in Architecture, graduating magna cum laude, and then to Yale for his Master of Architecture, where he won the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. Along the way, he spent time in New York, Laguna Beach, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Rome, Chicago, and San Francisco.

In 2013 Vincent joined Studio Gang where he served in a key role on many of the Studio’s large-scale projects, including significant contributions to the design and construction administration of the University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons and design for the California College of the Arts Unified Campus.

Outside of the office Vincent has continued research into the intersection of technology, nature, and design and their impact on society and culture. He is the co-author of an article on finance and architecture with Alejandro Zaera-Polo in Perspecta 47: Money and presented at the Corporeal Texture conference at the University of Cincinnati.

Recently Vincent relocated to Chicago where he is still raving about his mother’s cooking, relishing any opportunity to create, and riding his bike (less in circles this time). He currently teaches at the Illinois Institute of Technology.



















Mark