Curtis Maxwell Perrin AIAworks through historic buildings to allow unrecognized capacities to emerge from subtle adjustments to what already exists. Rather than tear down simply to build new shapes of the same problems, his work seeks transformation and change through arriving at the essence of what the users of a building require to maximize their freedom and enjoyment to pursue their own choices within the spaces they inhabit. These are skills learned from years of association and collaboration with Lacaton & Vassal, who won the Pritzker Prize in 2021 and imbued in him his sense for sustainability, working with what exists, and working with optimism. He graduated with distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. He is on the board of the Roxbury Historical Society and is an established resident of Highland Park in Roxbury. He teaches at Wentworth Institute and has been an invited juror on reviews at the AA in London, WIT, Northeastern, BAC, UVa Architecture, and Harvard GSD.
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Emily Ottinger is a registered architect in the states of Massachusetts and Maine and received her  architectural training at Yale University’s School of Architecture and her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College. She is a frequent collaborator with Open|Line whose professional experience has been with some of the world’s top firms, including Peter Eisenman, Kyu Sung Woo, Frank Gehry, and Studios Architecture. She has been an invited juror on reviews at Boston Architectural College and Wentworth Institute. She is an accomplished painter and currently reassembling and converting an eighteenth century barn into an artist studio space and residence.
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