Zago Architecture: Innovative Approach to Artful Urban Design
About the company
Zago Architecture is an architectural practice based in Los Angeles that brings a unique and open-ended approach to the discipline. Known for their ability to anticipate emerging trends, the firm combines aesthetic studies with the art of creating buildings and cities. By doing so, Zago Architecture reinforces the important and fruitful connection between art, architecture, and urbanism.
With completed projects in the United States and Korea, Zago Architecture has gained international recognition through its work featured in books, professional journals, and reviews. Some noteworthy projects include the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Fine Venture Office Tower (in collaboration with Yamasaki Associates, Korea), and a design studio facility for Cornell University’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In 2005, a book titled "Zago Architecture and Office dA: Two Installations" was published by the SCI-Arc press, showcasing the firm's impressive body of work.
Andrew Zago, the principal of Zago Architecture, boasts over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and education. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University. Zago has taught at esteemed institutions such as Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), City College of New York, Cornell University, University of Michigan, UCLA, and Ohio State University. His work has been exhibited in various locations, including Berlin, New York, Detroit, Princeton, and Los Angeles.
Andrew Zago's expertise has been recognized through numerous accolades, including his fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and his membership in the National Register of Peer Professionals of the General Services Administration in Washington. Additionally, he has received an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellowship Grant from the United States Artists organization. The American Academy of Arts and Letters commends Zago's firm for their ability to create structures that embrace a disciplined approach, providing spaces that foster a dynamic interplay between solidity and void, transparency and opacity, and movement and stillness.