Zoë Prillinger was born in the United States with US, Australian and British citizenship. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Masters in Architecture degrees from Princeton University. She established Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects with Luke Ogrydziak in 2000 in San Francisco, California.
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 25,000sf adaptive-reuse condominium project, and a 5,000sf 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.
Prillinger has taught studios at the University of California, Berkeley since 2000, most recently as a Friedman Assistant Professor, and has lectured at the University of California, Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Bellevue College, the Monterey Design Conference, and Princeton University.