At Sidell Pakravan Architects, we believe in the power of architecture to influence context, culture, and the individual experience. We are interested in the many ways that context can be defined—physical, social, cultural—and how these definitions change with the formal and spatial qualities of architecture. We believe that the built environment transforms the way people see and understand the space they move through every day. Our idea-driven approach creates designs that are distinctive, bold, and resonant.
Kristen brings over 20 years of experience in architecture and architectural education. Her built work includes commercial interiors, retail, hospitality, institutional, and residential work. Her expertise emphasizes a service oriented approach to developing and executing innovative design strategies. Kristen’s work exhibits a sensitivity to the spatial experience as expressed through material and light.
Both in her practice and as an educator, Rudabeh is attuned to architecture that engages the relationship between built form and public space. She is drawn to places where architecture heightens and reveals context, creating a deep engagement between people and their sense of place. This interest has led to research on the spatial tactics of assembly and protest in Tehran, which was published in Design Observer and presented as part of the “Redefining Public Space” conference at the University of Pennsylvania. “Instant City,” a study of alternative futures for Dubai, was a part of the “Politics of Space and Place” conference at the University of Brighton, and more recently, her collaboration on a project entitled Little, Big, investigated ways to create identity and legibility across territories by designing a series of mile-marking devices along the Pan-American Highway.
Keenan has a wide range of expertise in schematic design, project development, and management. He focuses on clear communication visually and verbally throughout the process. Currently he is interested in the interplay of familiarity and novelty, recognition and surprise, within a space.
Immediately after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Earl dived into the world of professional practice to concentrate on his career. He has developed a variety of projects including, single family residences, speculative housing and complex renovations that require low tolerances and precise detailing.
Adam is a designer from Ohio. Adam likes beauty in all shapes and sizes. Adam thinks that architecture is for the people and should be delightful. Sometimes Adam writes, sometimes teaches, sometimes makes things by hand. Adam likes drawings quite a bit and has a strong interest in comics, music, and storytelling.
Since graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Vadim has honed his interest in construction assemblies, details, and building techniques through the successful management of a variety of commercial, civic, and residential projects.
Nic has developed an interest in the intersectionality between craft and contemporary fabrication practices during his time as a designer.
He has nurtured that interest during his time at CCA, and continues to do so as part of the college’s making staff, teaching others about materials, methods and tools of making.
Nic is passionate about residential architecture, and sees it as an ever-changing niche; despite similarities in scale and program, each project is a unique challenge.