Ian Allen lives in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Seattle, he moved to New York in 2001. Ian attended the School of Visual Arts where he focused on typography, design, motion, and photo work.
Fresh from our September issue dedicated, we visit an astounding wood-and-glass home in San Francisco that architect Craig Steely created for an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer. Here is a sneak preview of the striking home.
A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture called upon Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects to accomplish a formidable task: create the consummate teaching tool by designing its new building. The structure was completed in 2004 and christened Knowlton Hall. In December, we sent photographer Ian Allen to Ohio to capture the building and its occupants in the midst of final reviews (the resulting images are featured in our May 2011 Photo Issue). Here, we share our extended interview with architect Mack Scogin on the design process, the donor's mandate to use marble, and Scogin's favorite space in the grand structure.
“How do you make a piece of architecture about architecture?” Mack Scogin asks. “That’s a heavy-duty objective.” Nevertheless, his firm, Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, accepted the challenge, designing the consummate teaching tool for Ohio State University’s architecture school: a brand-new building.