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CO–G is a collaboration. We like to produce architecture that is simultaneously familiar and unusual, even mischievous—through a typological drift, a material misreading, a primitive process, imaginary origins.
Our works aim to examine contemporaneity through material, to experiment with methodologies which don’t resist issues of maintenance, which address labor, transportation of supplies, material waste, and which allow for weathering or erosion to be both part of the construction and of the design.
Elle is a licensed architect, principal of CO–G, and a Design Critic in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Gerdeman’s professional work explores material and tectonic assemblies, maintenance, construction and weathering. Prior to CO–G, she was an Associate at Höweler+Yoon where she led specialty commissions, retail, and residential projects in Dubai, Shanghai, and the US. This included FloatLab, a submersible ring designed to experience a contaminated river, which won a Progressive Architecture Award, and the 2020 Empathy Pavilion in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. She worked in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Rotterdam, where at OMA she contributed on the Timmerhaus Cultural Center, the Qatar National Library, and the Venice Biennale. She has taught studios at MIT exploring design through alternate forms of representation and authorship and held the 2018 Rotch Fellowship, where her research examined cultural production amongst regional identity and altered resources through the lens of weather.
Gerdeman received a Master of Architecture from Harvard University GSD with commendation and a BFA in Design with arts and computation with honors from Miami University. Her research and design work has been exhibited and published internationally, including the Hong Kong Shenzhen Biennale, ACADIA 2014, the Chicago Night Gallery, and Gallery A4 Tokyo.
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Kyle is a licensed architect working in public space, multi-story residential and commercial architecture. He is currently a Lecturer at MIT and Senior Associate at Höweler + Yoon Architecture* in Boston, MA. He has previously worked at Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, OMA in Rotterdam, and Morphosis in Los Angeles.
Coburn received a Master of Architecture from MIT, receiving the Arthur Rotch Prize, the Sydney B. Karofsky 1937 Core Prize, the AIA Certificate of Merit, and a Bachelor of Architecture with distinction from Miami University, as well as a Lyceum Fellowship. Kyle is a co-founder of CO-G Architects located in Boston.
*CO-G has no professional affiliation with Höweler + Yoon
“Loose Fit” is featured in Interior Design Magazine’s printed September Issue.
Estelle Yoon, Sarah Pumphrey, Charlotte Day, Celeste Martore, Andrew Lee, Stephanie Tang
Elle will return to teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD as well as teach Representation I: Origins, Originality and Core Prep.
Elle to sit at round table event for Design Seaport and Boston Design Week.
CO-G has been nominated as “Rising Star” for Boston Magazine.
CO-G to present their work at the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.
Elle will return to teach “Connections” HAA96B at Harvard GSD / Harvard College HAA.
CO-G to present their work at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Elle will return to teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD.
Plum Island House was featured on DesignBoom.
“plum island house by CO-G playfully rethinks typical new england architecture”
Girl Uninterrupted Conversation “Questioning Standards in Architecture”
CO-G is thrilled to be named Architect Magazine’s “Next Progressives”.
“This Boston-based duo is interested in “mirages, furriness, and lore.”
Elle will teach “Connections” HAA96B at Harvard GSD / Harvard College HAA.
Kyle will teach Second Semester Architecture CORE II at MIT SA+P.
CO-G will present their work “Phantom Fictions” at the Night Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Elle will lecture “On Air” at Miami University.
Elle will teach “Transformations” HAA96A Undergraduate Studio at the Harvard University GSD.
Elle has won the 2018 Rotch fellowship, where her research will examine cultural production amongst regional identity and altered resources through the lens of weather.
Elle will teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD.
1% of all revenue will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund for research and policy towards clean energy.
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