OFFICE 52 is a progressive multidisciplinary practice dedicated to conceptual rigor and artistic vision in realizing transformative projects. With thoughtful analysis and research-based explorations, we rethink basic concepts to create new models that support our client’s aspirations. Our approach is open-ended and iterative and utilizes both digital and analog means to explore and express ideas. It is a process of imaginative thinking, making, and testing to create designs that are simple yet elegant and layered with meaning. It is a creative journey that we take with our clients as active collaborators to explore the inherent qualities of a project and its site. We believe that architecture is an art that involves the positive act of making places with qualities that inspire people while also fulfilling pragmatic needs.
Our work has been recognized nationally and locally, and our portfolio builds upon our collective experience in creating innovative, award-winning designs. This experience encompasses a diverse range of scales and typologies with projects for higher education, creative arts, museums and galleries, civic and cultural institutions, master plans, commercial development, buildings for research, site-specific installations, and a variety of housing types. We have a wide array of expertise in creating visionary campus plans and realizing large-scale and complex projects for higher education.
Our success is built upon an understanding of a project’s economic, community, and environmental context. We are leaders in sustainable design and have built relationships with some of the world’s best technical consultants, allowing us to integrate the finest engineering, technology and sustainable approaches into our buildings. We believe that our legacy is the built environment and that we will be judged by the beauty and sustainability of what we leave for future generations.