Matt started his first business when he was sixteen years old and that entrepreneurial drive has
been the hallmark of his career ever since. He spent his early days in Miami working in the
modeling industry, which led Randall to found a driving service that ushered models between
shoots. When he moved to New York City, he was part of large-scale event productions in the
city. Now based in Austin, Texas since 2010, Randall has been the VP of Marketing for Dematic
Reddwerks, a fast-growing Austin start up, and was a co-founder of a
distribution platform for jewelry designers. Matt co-created and produced Austin’s first
international art show, Pop Austin, a three-day interactive art show that featured original
artworks from around the world.
Focused on built, social and cultural landscapes at all scales, we work to establish the conditions for architects and planners to create more equitable, sustainable and well-designed environments. The Buffalo School is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. We invite you to learn more about the life and programs of the school.
Lara is the Founder and CEO of Dwell. While building her own home Lara realized there were insufficient resources to help people learn about design and architecture. Believing exposure to progressive work would advance the profession of architecture, Lara started Dwell.
Niche Modern was founded in 2003 as an unexpected accident. The founders, Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch, were designing products for their own lives that satisfied their particular design sensibilities. After other people saw their products and expressed appreciation for their work, the duo founded Niche Modern. The company is known for its distinctive glass pendant lights and other lighting products that are comprised of expertly crafted hand-blown glass. Niche also designs other glassware and home products, including elegant vases and candle holders.
Anna Jones is a designer and founder of MOD Design in Des Moines, IA. After receiving a BA in Architecture, she practiced at award winning design firms in the Central States Region. She now owns a full service design business, hoping to bring modern design to the forefront of places of live, work, and play. She finds inspiration from traveling, reading, and fashion.
Hey my name is Reece Huckaby and I've worked in construction for the majority of my working life. I have 4 gorgeous children and reside in Buffalo. When I am not out at work I spend as much time as I can with my loved ones. We love to go hiking and generally enjoy the outdoors. I also run a generator reviews site.
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After producing glass for top designers, KEEP was launched with the intention of bringing a new and unique offering of lighting to the marketplace. KEEP is dedicated to maintaining the craft of glass blowing, producing objects with a current sensibility.
Susan Spiranovich + Adam Holtzinger
asap/ is a collaborative design practice founded in 2007 and based in Los Angeles and Buffalo, New York, USA. We seek to identify and advance design opportunities to develop the art and craft of design at all scales — from tableware to entire cities, while also reinterpreting and re-energizing programmatic imperatives. Our work is devoted to understanding and contributing to existing cultural and architectural contexts while deploying advanced design and construction technology in ways appropriate to contemporary life. Our design team comprises a talented group of professionals from diverse backgrounds with advanced professional degrees. We frequently collaborate with some of the world’s top specialist consultants in fields such as engineering, water features, and lighting design. Adam Sokol is a graduate of Columbia and Yale universities and has also studied at Harvard University and the Université-Paris IV Sorbonne. He was visiting assistant professor of architecture at the State University of New York, Buffalo for 2006-11. His work has been featured in The New York Times and publications by Rizzoli among others, and has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York. He is a registered architect in the States of New York and California, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.