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.
Derek Bloom, AIA
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 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, NY, and PA.
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.
Mallory's comprehensive experience includes a wide variety of project types in both commercial and residential interior design. Her holistic approach to design, focuses on fostering connection between people and the spaces in which they thrive. Paying close attention to the details, she loves to create tactile spaces that explore materiality and pattern to make people feel comfortable. In her spare time, Mallory can be found at a yoga class or painting watercolor greeting cards for her Etsy shop.
Mallory Nurse, NCIDQ, IIDA
Leah believes that an open-minded approach to every project leads to architecture that is unique to the needs of the client and their community. Designing with this in mind, she looks to create buildings and spaces that compel people to interact with each other and with the natural and built world around them. Leah earned her bachelor's degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Sarah is fascinated by the stories that spaces can tell. She is a strong believer in human-centered design through a holistic approach. She combines complex problem solving with a creative mind as she takes on the challenges that come with designing for an unknown future. Sarah received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Samantha is passionate about creating spaces which transcend the human experience through unconventional ways of thinking and designing. She believes that architecture, designed with empathy and creativity, can transform the way we understand the built world. Her advanced graphic representation skills are aided by her unique background in the Fine Arts. Samantha received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Wentworth Institute of Technology.