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 encourage social activation of historical sites and foster discourse on how we preserve and change existing structures.
Bryony Roberts, Principal
Bryony Roberts is an architectural designer 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 has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Academy in Rome, where she was awarded the Rome Prize from 2015-2016. Her work has been featured in the Chicago Architecture Biennial of 2015 and Performa 17, along with exhibitions in Rome, New York, Houston, Boston, and Los Angeles. She has published her research in the Harvard Design Magazine, Log, Future Anterior, 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. She has taught previously at the Rice School of Architecture and SCI-Arc and currently teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York and the Oslo School of Architecture in Norway.
Recent team members have included Debbie Garcia, Daniel Clark, Connor Gravelle, Carolina Murcia, Claudia Otten, Darle Shinsato, Sophie Jonson, and Maia Simon