Tom Meyer, AIA, a founding principal with Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., is a 1971 graduate of the University of Minnesota and has been a practicing design professional for 29 years. His more than 40 residential projects range from rural farmhouse renovation to lakefront cabin design to the adaptive reuse of urban warehouse space into riverfront lofts. His work has been featured in a variety of publications, and his residential projects have won numerous awards, including nine AIA Minnesota Honor Awards. He taught design at the University of Minnesota's Department of Architecture for 14 years, and in 1991 received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Loom is a collaborative practice of art, architecture, and environmental design founded in 1991 by Raveevarn Choksombatchai and Ralph Nelson. Its work is based on interdisciplinary collaboration and multimedia exploration ranging from cultural politics to fine arts to astronomy. The firm has received numerous awards, including a 1998 Progressive Architecture Award and two Honor Awards from AIA. Most recently it received recognition in the Architectural League of New York's "1999 Emerging Voices."
Choksombatchai, born in Bangkok, Thailand, holds masters degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Nelson holds a master's degree in architecture from Yale University and has been a visiting design critic at Harvard University, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, UCLA, Rhode Island School of Design, and others.
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