NICE TO MEET YOU BRIAN STRAWN

by New Idiom


Where are you from?

I was raised on my family’s farm in Alexander, Illinois.

How did you end up at ID? Where were you before?

I have been practicing architecture in Chicago for the past seven years. After studying zoology in undergrad. I did a work abroad in the U.K. and then went on to grad. school in architecture.

Tell us quickly about a project that you’re working on now that you’re really excited about.

My wife and I run a architecture studio and we just finished up a  ski-in/ski-out residence in Squaw Valley, CA that was designed to be L.E.E.D. Silver. We are currently working on a study for a residence in Squaw Valley that will meet Passivhaus standards for energy efficiency and a sustainable beach house in La Parguera, Puerto Rico for a retired couple.

What do you do in your spare time?

I don’t currently have any.

What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

The flying one. Also, invisibility. Also, super-human strength. Also, X-ray vision. Also, breathing underwater. But mainly, mind-reading.

What are the websites you could not live without?

New York Times, Dezeen, MoCoLoco

Is there anything you would like to say to ID?  

Have fun.