Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Tiger moved to the Bay Area to study at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a BA in Architecture. He spent most of his formative years between the rural American Midwest and metropolitan Shanghai, including working at Neri&Hu Design and Research Office through a travel fellowship he received at UC Berkeley. Since then, he has worked in a variety of offices in San Francisco and abroad on projects ranging from small-scale art installations to multi-family housing.
He is influenced both by contemporary innovations in construction technology and the material sensitivities of traditional vernacular architecture. Tiger believes in the potential of architecture to impact people on an individual, community, and societal level. He is interested in the processes of translating metaphysical qualities into formal conditions and real constructed environments.
Outside the office, Tiger enjoys collecting books and records, volunteering in construction, and biking around the city.
- What tool of the design trade best represents you?
- The X-Acto knife. It allows material to split and fold into the third dimension.
- What is your favorite city for architecture?
- Shanghai. It is a constantly changing city that features a unique blend of traditional and contemporary architecture.