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Gregory Thorpe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Founding Director

Gregory is an artist, furniture maker and licensed architect. He directs the lacuna project’s architecture, design and visual arts work.

Gregory earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where his studies centered around multi-media sculpture and furniture making. Subsequently, Gregory earned a Master of Architecture degree at The Southern California Institute of Architecture, where his research and thesis focused on manual and digital representation techniques, mixed-use master planning, and architectural interventions in areas affected by extreme environmental changes.

Prior to founding the lacuna project Gregory was a Senior Associate with Roger Ferris + Partners, and earlier in his career, a Project Manager for Stelle, Lomont, Rouhani Architects, where together he lead the design and construction of nearly 500m in built, ultra-luxury residential and commercial work.

Gregory has also served in numerous leadership roles outside the office, including President of the Peconic Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Director of the New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and Board of Directors for the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Gregory is actively involved in the academic community where he has lectured and served on design juries at elite universities throughout the United States and Europe.

Gregory’s work, independently produced, with the previous firms, and with the lacuna project has received numerous awards for design excellence been collected by numerous individuals and private institutions, and has been published in numerous publications including Architectural Digest and Cottages and Gardens Magazine.