BY MAIL      100 Rochester
                    Brooklyn, NY 11233

Office of Things explores the multiplicities of a constructed environment that is at once playful and rigorous, clean and dirty, high and low. Through reexamination and reinterpretation of design issues, new compositions become evident.

This practice is central to the Office of Things approach; the unexpected arises through collaboration and nonlinear design.

Since being founded in 2015, OO-T has applied this approach to the design and construction of a variety of types of projects, including retail, architectural installations, and strategic planning and design for offices.

OO-T is an architecture office that operates across geographic expanse, an often-ephemeral action producing tangible things.


Lane Rick, AIA

Principal, New York, NY

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. 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 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.

JT Bachman

Principal, Charlottesville, VA

JT Bachman is a registered architect in New York and a Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. His current research investigates collage and its role in design throughout an era of exponential technological evolution, rapid globalisation, and ever-increasing media liquidity.  His collage series Fool’s Gold was published in the Yale Architecture Journal, Perspecta 47: Money. Prior to founding Office of Things in 2015, he worked at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago and the LAB at Rockwell Group in New York City.

In 2015 JT and his wife Katie went on a four month long Grand Tour beginning in Tokyo and ending in Lisbon, 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 cultures.

JT holds his Master of Architecture degree from Yale University School of Architecture, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Certificate upon graduation. He completed his Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Florida, and spent a semester abroad studying at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, a satellite program of the University of Florida.

Katie Stranix

Principal, Charlottesville, VA

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.