Bryony Roberts Studio is a design and research practice focused on transforming existing architecture. The practice integrates strategies from architecture, art, preservation, and performance to activate and critically engage historical buildings and urban spaces. With projects at significant architectural sites around the world, such as the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, the Federal Plaza in Chicago, the Government Quarter in Oslo, and the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles, the practice operates across many scales, from temporary installations to urban design. This range of projects aims to foster social activation of historical sites and critical discourses on how we preserve and change existing structures.
Bryony Roberts, Principal
Bryony Roberts is a designer, artist, and scholar. She earned her B.A. from Yale University and her M.Arch from Princeton University, and started her own research and design practice, Bryony Roberts Studio, in 2011. Her work has received a Graham Foundation Individual Grant and was featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial of 2015, in addition to group and solo exhibitions in Rome, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Houston, and Boston. She has published her research in Future Anterior, Log, and Architectural Record, co-edited the volume Log 31: New Ancients, and recently edited a book titled Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation published by Lars Müller Publishers. Having taught at the Rice School of Architecture and SCI-Arc, she is now an Associate Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and a visiting Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. She was awarded the Rome Prize to develop her work at the American Academy in the academic year 2015-2016.
Recent team members have included Daniel Clark, Connor Gravelle, Carolina Murcia, Claudia Otten, Darle Shinsato, Sophie Jonson, and Maia Simon