Roberto de Leon and Ross Primmer take a native approach with their practice—no matter the location. David Sokol, “Locally Sourced,” Cultured Magazine, June/July 2015
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Roberto de Leon, Jr. / FAIA, LEED AP, a partner and co-founder of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW), presents the ideas behind his environmentally and regionally sensitive practice for Tuesday Evenings at the Modern in conjunction with Fort Worth AIA’s 2016 Design Awards.
DPAW is a collaborative design studio focusing on public projects with a cultural, civic, or not-for-profit basis with a working methodology that draws inspiration from regional traditions of craft and fabrication, placing an emphasis on the potential of conventional materials and construction methods. Through an immersive process of research and investigation, the studio cultivates an understanding of contextual specificity as a nuanced relationship between place, time, and local culture. The strength of DPAW’s work has been recognized through numerous honors and awards and has been exhibited at many venues, including, most recently, the 2014 Istanbul Design Biennial and the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop purposefully embraces a design rigor aimed at simplicity and precision, with the underlying premise that innovation necessarily equals economy.
Image: De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum Visitor Pavilion, completed August 2015