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Studio Bio
 
Elle Gerdeman, AIA
 
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Studio Bio

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.

@co_g.co

 
Elle Gerdeman, AIA

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.

 
Contact

CO–G
156 Porter Street #442
Boston, MA 02128
1 614 216 2668
hello@co-g.co

 
Kyle Coburn, AIA
 
April 28, 2021
 
Studio Collaborators
 
Kyle Coburn, AIA

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

 
April 28, 2021

Elle to sit at round table event for Design Seaport and Boston Design Week.

 
Studio Collaborators

Estelle Yoon, Sarah Pumphrey, Charlotte Day, Celeste Martore, Andrew Lee, Stephanie Tang

 
March 30, 2021
 
January 26, 2021
 
March 10, 2021
 
March 30, 2021

CO-G to present their work at the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.

 
January 26, 2021

Elle will return to teach “Connections” HAA96B at Harvard GSD / Harvard College HAA.

 
March 10, 2021

CO-G to present their work at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.

 
September 2, 2020
 
April 1, 2020
 
April 4, 2020
 
September 2, 2020

Elle will return to teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD.

 
April 1, 2020

CO-G is thrilled to be named Architect Magazine’s “Next Progressives”.

“This Boston-based duo is interested in “mirages, furriness, and lore.”

 
April 4, 2020
 
February 4, 2020
 
October 18-November 14, 2019
 
January 28, 2020
 
February 4, 2020

Kyle will teach Second Semester Architecture CORE II at MIT SA+P.

 
October 18-November 14, 2019

CO-G will present their work “Phantom Fictions” at the Night Gallery in Chicago, IL.

 
January 28, 2020

Elle will teach “Connections” HAA96B at Harvard GSD / Harvard College HAA.

 
September 4, 2019
 
January 30, 2019
 
April 8, 2019
 
September 4, 2019

Elle will return to teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD.

 
January 30, 2019

Elle will teach “Transformations” HAA96A Undergraduate Studio at the Harvard University GSD.

 
April 8, 2019

Elle will lecture “On Air” at Miami University.

 
September 4, 2018
 
Environmental Philanthropy
 
March 30, 2018
 
September 4, 2018

Elle will teach First Semester Architecture CORE: Project at the Harvard University GSD.

 
Environmental Philanthropy

1% of all revenue will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund for research and policy towards clean energy.

 
March 30, 2018

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.

 
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