Luke Ogrydziak

Luke Ogrydziak studied architecture at Princeton University, receiving his BA summa cum laude in 1992 and M Arch in 1996.  Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has US and EU citizenship.  He established Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects in 2000 with Zoë Prillinger.

OPA focuses on progressive design that specializes in the inclusion of new media and digital technologies in architecture.  In the interest of broadening the range of design strategies, the office also sustains a commitment to formal and computational research.  Built projects range in scale from institutions to private homes, as well as interior and object design. Recent projects include a combined gallery and house, a temporary exhibition pavilion, and an urban parklet.  Current projects include new houses in Reno, Nevada and Tiburon, California, a 25,000 sf adaptive-reuse condominium project, and a 5,000 sf rowing and swimming club addition. 

OPA has been globally recognized for projects that reflect a layering of architectural and technological issues.  Work has been published and reviewed in Mark magazine, Architectural Record, The New York Times, Metropolis, Hinge, Wallpaper*, and GA.  Projects have been exhibited at GA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ACADIA 2012, San Francisco, CA, Advances in Architectural Geometry 2012, Center George Pompidou, Paris, France.  To date, OPA has received fourteen AIA awards. 

Ogrydziak has taught graduate studio and thesis at UC Berkeley and has lectured at Acadia, ACSA, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Bellevue College, the Monterey Design Conference, and Princeton University.  His teaching focuses on the integration of computational strategies into building design situations.