HOME-OFFICE is a research and design collaborative that explores architecture as an entanglement of spatial types, material histories, and social imaginaries. Paying attention to architecture's modes of production and representation, we think about space at a spectrum of scales: from the detail of the enclosure to the protocols and policies that shape the built environment. HOME-OFFICE was founded by Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs in 2017 and is based in Houston, Texas.


Brittany Utting is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Rice University and co-founder of the research and design collaborative HOME-OFFICE. Her work examines the spatial, political, and ecological arrangements of collective life. She previously taught at the University of Michigan as the 2017-2018 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow. Brittany received her Master of Architecture from Yale University and a B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She practiced at Thomas Phifer and Partners as project designer for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. She also has editorial experience at Log, Journal for Architecture and served on the board of CARTHA Magazine. Brittany is a registered architect in New York.


​Daniel Jacobs is Adjunct Faculty in Architecture at the University of Houston and co-founder of HOME-OFFICE. His research and writing centers around the labor production and material ecologies of the built environment. He has previously served as the secretary of the National Organizing Committee of the Architecture Lobby, taught as a Lecturer at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, and practiced as an Associate at SHoP Architects in New York.  Daniel received his Master of Architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture and a B.S. in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Daniel is a registered architect in Texas and New York.       ​​​​

​​Current Collaborators:


Andrew Jiao

Christopher Sanders

​​Past Collaborators:

Jane Van Velden, Michelle Schneider, Jianing Cui, Jared Widner, Tiffany Xu, Clara Núñez-Regueiro, Leah Hong, Emma Scott, Brian Baksa, Madison Strakele, Michael Paul