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, 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 draws and writes about things 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 pulp. 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 is an adjunct professor at the Michael Graves School of Public Architecture at Kean University in Union, NJ. 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.

CHARLOTTESVILLE



JT Bachman, AIA
Principal, Charlottesville Office

jt@oo-t.co
Originally from Orlando, Florida, JT Bachman completed his Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Florida. For four months in 2008 he lived in Vicenza, Italy while attending the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, a satellite program of the University of Florida. In 2012 he graduated from Yale University where he received the Henry Adams Certificate with his Master of Architecture degree. The following summer he was part of a team of students who designed, fabricated and installed a custom pavilion for New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Most recently, he returned from a four month traveling tour with his wife Katie, where they explored 10 different countries taking time to photograph, draw and observe both traditional and contemporary forms of architecture while immersing themselves in the surrounding culture.

In addition to his work with Office of Things, he is involved in a number of small scale furniture, product design, and collage projects. His collage series Fool’s Gold was published in Perspecta 47: Money and is intended to evoke a discourse centered around the built environment, ambition, progress, happiness, and cost. 


JT currently teaches at the University of Virginia.




Katie Stranix, AIA
Principal, Charlottesville Office

katie@oo-t.co

Katie Stranix is a registered architect and designer most recently based in Chicago, where she was a project architect at Studio Gang. Katie is interested in the transformative quality of architecture across scales: its ability to amend, enhance, or complement its context.

In addition to her work with OO-T, Katie is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at UVA.

Katie earned a Bachelor of the Arts from UVA, where she was awarded the Faculty Award for Design Excellence, and a Master of Architecture from Yale University, where she received numerous prizes, scholarships, and fellowships including the William Wirt Winchester Fellowship, the Lord Norman R. Foster Scholarship and the Wendy Elizabeth Blanning Prize.




DURHAM



Vincent Calabro, RA
Principal, Durham 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 Durham where he is still raving about his mother’s cooking, relishing any opportunity to create, and riding his bike (less in circles this time) on the streets of the Triangle. He currently teaches at NC State University.






























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