Architecture Office is a design practice and research lab located in Texas (USA) and Zurich (Switzerland). Led by principals Nicole McIntosh and Jonathan Louie, the practice is influenced by imagery that creates new contexts for architecture. The practice applies the examination of images in consulting, design, and planning to build distinct identities and new environments. The principals have experience working on a wide variety of scales, from restaurants and shared workspaces to exhibition design and single-family residences.
The work of the Office has been published both nationally and internationally, and the principals regularly lecture about their work for both professional and academic audiences. The Office was the recipient of the Architecture League of New York Young Architect’s Prize (2017) and ACSA Faculty Design Award (2020) for their contributions to design and research. Their restaurant design, All Square, was featured in the Time Magazine ‘The World’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019’ publication. In addition, the Office was recipient of awards and recognition by Architects Newspaper Best of Design Awards (2018, 2020), Interior Design Best of Year Awards (2020), and the Frame Awards (2018).
Nicole McIntosh (MSc. Arch ETH SIA) received an MSc in architecture from ETH Zürich. She was previously a Teaching Fellow at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West. Jonathan Louie holds an MArch from UCLA with Distinction. He previously spent time in Peterborough, New Hampshire as a MacDowell Colony Fellow. They are both faculty at Texas A&M Department of Architecture.