BRAYTON 

GREGORY

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

South Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Much of my inner inspiration comes from the work of Jackson Pollock, as well as contemporary artist, who’s work puts process and technique at the forefront of design.

BRAYTON GREGORY

Bio:

Brayton Gregory is a designer, originally from Greenville, South Carolina and a current M.Arch Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University in 2017, where he was the recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. Brayton’s past work experience in architecture includes positions at Machado Silvetti, MILLIØNS, and Batson Associates. He has, as well, held multiple research and teaching assistant positions at Harvard GSD.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Growing up, I spent most of my time around my grandfather, who was a designer. He introduced me to drafting and architecture while I simultaneously found myself fascinated in the arts. These added up to an early interest in the profession.

What do you do?

I am currently in my thesis year at Harvard’s Graduate School of design where I am focusing on the relationship and consequential translation between representation and space.

What excites you in the work you do?

Although my work tends to focus mainly on geometry’s role in design, I am constantly learning about its relationship to different political, cultural, and social issues.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Much of my inner inspiration comes from the work of Jackson Pollock, as well as contemporary artist, who’s work puts process and technique at the forefront of design.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Being a part of the Machado Silvetti design team for a project in Cary, North Carolina.

Featured Project Name: 

Tower of Chairs

Featured Project Location: 

Hokkaido, Japan

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

“Tower of Chairs” proposes a chair museum for the private chair collection of the Oda family – one of the largest and most prestigious collections of the 20th century, recently donated to the township of Higashikawa. The aim of this project was to create an awareness around our relationship with the forest, as well as architecture’s relationship with the economy and consumer culture. This resulted in an exploration of the dialectical relationship of archive/display.

Photography Credit:

Brayton Gregory

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