De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW) is a collaborative design studio recognized for work that draws inspiration from regional traditions of craft, fabrication and building, placing an emphasis on the potential of conventional materials and construction methods. Through an immersive process of research & investigation, the studio cultivates an understanding of contextual specificity as a thoughtful relationship between place, time and local culture. In implementing this approach, DPAW purposefully embraces a rigor of simplicity and precision, with the underlying premise that innovation necessarily equals economy.
This lecture will focus on a selection of the firm’s current range of work, specifically highlighting the design approaches & explorations unique to each project, as well as offer an insight into DPAW’s studio culture.
- Implement an integrated & inclusive collaborative design process
Roberto de Leon, FAIA, is a co-founder of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW). The studio was chosen for the 2010 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record and the 2011 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York, each honor ‘recognizing design firms or individuals with a distinct design voice that has the potential to influence the discipline of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design’. Through DPAW, Roberto’s work has been published in numerous design magazines and books nationally and abroad, and his work has been exhibited at venues including the 2012 & 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, the 2011 Beijing 国际 Design Triennial, and WOOD 2010 in Smaland, Sweden.