HOME-OFFICE investigates how contemporary conditions of living and working have fundamentally changed the performance and production of space. The practice serves as a platform for research into the socio-political conditions of architecture and its occupation, imagining how the built environment and its techno-digital assemblages can accommodate new forms of life and subjectivities. As a research and design collaborative, we want to re-imagine our familiar scenes and settings, transforming the landscapes of labor and leisure into new sensorial environments. HOME-OFFICE was founded by Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs in 2017.
BRITTANY UTTING is an architect and educator whose work explores how our built environment overlays with economies of labor, leisure, and production. She currently teaches at the Rice School of Architecture and previously taught at the University of Michigan where she was the 2017-2018 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow. Brittany received her Master of Architecture from Yale University and a B.S. in Architecture Summa Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she graduated as Presidential Scholar. She is a member of the editorial board of CARTHA Magazine and has worked at Log, Journal for Architecture. Brittany is a licensed architect in New York and has practiced at Thomas Phifer and Partners where she was the project designer for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
DANIEL JACOBS is an architect and educator whose work focuses on the ideological and aesthetic implications of labor production in architectural pedagogy and practice. He currently teaches at Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan where he is the co-founder and Chapter Steward of the University of Michigan Architecture Lobby Chapter, seeking to promote debate and action around issues of architectural production and precarity. 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 where he was awarded the Frederick Widmann Prize. Daniel is a licensed architect in the state of New York and has practiced as an Associate at SHoP Architects.
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Past and Current Collaborators
Jianing Cui (2019-present)
Emma Scott (2019-present)
Brian Baksa (2018-2019)
Madison Strakele (2018)
Michael Paul (2018)