Ryan Bollom, co-founded an experimental transatlantic design practice, Low Design Office, in 2006 while pursuing his master's degree in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He will give a lecture on Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. in the Stuckeman Jury Space.
The practice formulated around the idea that transformative innovation in creative fields most often originates when the creator must overcome limited means and resources to provide meaning in their work. Twelve years later, Bollom and DK Osseo-Asare continue to use this as a guiding principle in their practice to deliver high impact-design for a broader public through low-resource, low-tech, low-carbon strategies. Their projects search to find optimal balance between design and resource consumption—to achieve the “most” with the “least.”