WHY WE WORK
Insights and Space.
Whether it’s our colleagues, partners, clients, the systems we develop, the contexts we manipulate, or the usual elements of architectural production we design—we strive to generate original insights into what we are working on and how it will be executed. We want to build. We are unafraid of taking on non-traditional roles. We thrive as a sort of “Special Forces” unit. This approach allows us to design and ultimately craft forms and spaces that are uniquely advanced and provocative in their material and spatial performance.
HOW WE PRACTICE
Asymmetrical Forces—Maximum Impact With Limited Means.
We’ve built our practice and process on our capacity to nimbly address and take on any program, context and role for a project. We accomplish this with our small, highly integrated staff, augmented by strategic partnerships and our tactical leveraging of computation and construction technology.
Our primary office is a collaborative space in NY wherein our strategic partners—a builder, a developer, a landscape architect, and an interiors specialist—share expertise, knowledge, space, pin-up walls and economies of scale for collaboration as well as marketing and business development. Our secondary or satellite locations consist of internationally situated specialty offices. In Copenhagen we focus on computation, bespoke scripting, geometry and optimization. Our fabrication and assembly specialists are located in Athens. Collectively these counterparts facilitate our work performed both locally and around the world.
WHO WE are
Performance + Provocation.
Method Design is an award winning NYC based practice with specialty offices in Copenhagen and Athens. Our integrated design shop focuses on the notion of using provocation as it intersects with design performance to challenge spatial, material and social dynamics of the built environment. As a rule, we are always rethinking the way things are done and the boundaries of the architect’s role, surveying our entire tool set to achieve optimum results for project at hand.
Conceptual Projection + Technical Vision.
Our design approach simultaneously draws upon and challenges the basis of each project in the pursuit of new experiential conditions, forms and design solutions, while executing them with the highest degree of technical sophistication. Our partners and staff actively perform the roles of architects, designers, planners, construction managers, building scientists, technologists and educators. Our in-house technological capabilities and problem solving approach are fast becoming models of industry innovation, propelling Method Design into a consulting role for highly specialized services to an international mix of architects, fabricators and construction firms.
Reese J Campbell was educated at Arizona State University. He was a builder in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and Alaska, working on a variety of building and infrastructure projects. Upon moving to New York, he became a project manager and designer at SHoP Architects and completed a number of the studio's early marquee and built projects. Reese is also a professor of architectural design and construction at Pratt Institute and previously the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture.
DEMETRIOS A COMODROMOS, RA
Demetrios Comodromos was educated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University. He has worked in New York City on large public and cultural institution projects at both Grimshaw and SHoP Architects. Demetrios is a Professor of Practice at Rensselaer's Center for Architectural Science + Ecology and the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning + Preservation. He is licensed in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.