OPA is an idea-driven office committed to finding design solutions that both expand the possibilities inherent in architecture and resonate within their particular context. While every project originates as a response to specific requirements of site, program and client, each evolves as an exploration of its own internal potential rather than reflecting a predetermined style. In all the work, there is an emphasis on communicating architectural meaning by creating powerful emotional and perceptual resonances. Shaping and choreographing spatial experiences through the consideration of movement and formal logic results in work that is distinctive for its conceptual clarity and physical presence.

Luke Ogrydziak and Zoë Prillinger received BA and M. Arch degrees from Princeton University and have taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. OPA has been featured in publications including MARK magazine, The New York Times, Metropolis, Wallpaper*, Architecture, Architectural Record, and GA Houses, and in multiple exhibitions at the GA Gallery in Tokyo. They are currently exhibiting an installation at the University of Chicago coinciding with the 2017 Chicago Biennial. OPA has received numerous American Institute of Architects San Francisco and California awards and the Architectural League of New York's ‘Emerging Voices’ award.

CURRENT CV

LUKE OGRYDZIAK
luke@oparch.net
Luke Ogrydziak was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and grew up in Northern California. He studied at Princeton University, where he received both his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture summa cum laude in 1992, and his Master of Architecture degree in 1995. At Princeton, he received the Shellman Award for architectural representation. Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects was formed with Zoë Prillinger in 2004. He is a licensed architect in California and Nevada, and has taught graduate design studios at the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard GSD.

ZOE PRILLINGER
zoe@oparch.net
Zoë Prillinger was born in Decatur, Illinois — with US, Australian, and British citizenship. She studied at Princeton University, where she received both her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture magna cum laude with a certificate in European Cultural Studies in 1992, and her Master of Architecture degree in 1994. Ms. Prillinger has worked in architecture offices in Melbourne, Paris, New York City, and San Francisco, and formed Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects with Luke Ogrydziak in 2004. Ms. Prillinger has also taught design studio at the University of California at Berkeley and the Harvard GSD.

DAVE BOWEN
dave@oparch.net
Dave received his Master of Architecture from the University of California in 2009. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the Univeristy of Arizona. Dave joined OPA as a project manager in 2011.

FORMER EMPLOYEES
Yuki Bowman, Haemi Chang, Michelle Chang, Sam Conkling, Deidre Fogg, Leo Henke, Diana Martinez, Gisela Schmoll, Mat Staudt, Yasmin Vobis