At BLOOM Architecture, we are passionate about design.
We pursue this passion with curiosity and experimentation, backed with technical expertise and a dedication to collaboration.
We explore the details of architecture: space, light, materiality, form, and context. In all projects, we encourage a consciousness of the impact of design, construction, and future use on the environment.
We recognize that design and construction are always evolving. New materials and construction techniques are continually becoming available, as are new insights into the role of design in society. Meanwhile, as we discover the dangers in our old methods and materials, the importance of sustainability becomes greater.
We are inspired by these challenges, and we seek to design buildings, furniture, and objects that accommodate the human need for inspiration, comfort, beauty and health. Looking beyond convention and style, we believe in the power of design to inspire, and to create environments that give us space to enjoy the moment.
From an Oceanarium in Lisbon, an executive education center in Boston, a modernist house on the water, to an urban landscape commission in Philadelphia, Derek’s career has traversed typological boundaries and searches for the uniqueness of each new site and program. Exploring contemporary architecture through a studied balance of materials, tectonics, color, and texture has resulted in a varied portfolio of projects unique in its dynamism. Educated at Cornell University and the M.I.T., Derek has also lived and studied in Valparaiso, Chile and studied in Venice, Italy. Derek’s work has cohesively integrated contemporary spatial thinking with principles of sustainable design. He is a licensed architect in MA, NH, NY, and PA.
Owen’s decade of experience in architecture brings a diverse project range from the Washington Nationals baseball stadium to vibrant community living spaces. He also brings a commitment to sustainability, and carries experience from The Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE at SOM) into practice with thoughtful integration of the natural and built environment.
Markie has a wide range of interior design experience in commercial and residential design. She has worked on commercial spaces, including higher education and corporate offices, and high end residential in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Markie enjoys working with clients to translate their needs and wants into functional, beautiful, and unique spaces.
Cody sees architecture as intervention. His academic and professional work has focused on the conceptual roots of architectural ideas and their visual communication and representation. He enjoys projects that challenge preconceived notions of typology, scale, performance, and preservation.
Umesh's interests lie in exploring the expressive potential of building materials and structural systems. He brings advanced graphic and rendering skills to BLOOM, helping clients to visualize their projects. He previously worked on Mexico's tallest skyscraper at Fr-ee Architects-New York, studied architecture at MassArt where he lead the design and construction of the community build project.
Alicia has worked in Boston and El Paso on affordable housing, hospitality and graphic design projects, while also specializing in Revit / BIM implementation and management. Alicia grew up on the U.S and Mexican border, which encouraged her to explore different methodologies and the flexibility of temporary and permanent spaces in her design work. Her interest and experience bridge all scales of architecture and design. She enjoys working on design interventions, to adapt buildings to today’s evolving ways of living.