May 2

 

Ray Calabro

By Talk Design

May 2, 2023


Ray Calabro’s work emphasizes the relationship of a building to its surrounding landscape; he believes that architecture is a thoughtful response to the culture and spirit of each place. His buildings embody the common principles of site-responsive architecture, robust forms and innovative use of material. Yet each responds differently to the special nature of client, program and place, qualities that elevate buildings to the realm of sensitive and lasting architecture.

Educated at Virginia Tech (B. Arch 1994), Ray began his career there as a Lecturer in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Since joining Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1995, Ray’s project experience spans academic, cultural commercial and residential projects in the continental US and Canada. In 2009, he was named a Principal/Owner in the firm.

As Principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Seattle studio, Ray leads a collaborative design process on a diverse range of projects. Some of the projects discussed in this podcast include the award-winning Grand Teton Discovery and Visitor Center in Jackson, Wyoming, the Nu Skin Innovation Center and corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah, Everlane’s Abbot Kinney retail store in Venice, California and extraordinary private residences in Jackson, Wyoming; Canmore, Alberta; West Kootenay, British Columbia, and the San Juan Islands in Washington state. His work has been recognized with numerous national and international awards for design, and has been published in Dwell, Architectural Record, ArchDaily, The PLAN and Architectural Digest. He is a curatorial leader within BCJ and has been instrumental in the creation of its celebrated monographs, including its most recent publication Gathering.

In 2014, he was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

Connect with Ray:

Check out some of our latest podcasts:

Kristina LoMonaco

Kristina LoMonaco, an interior designer based in both New York and London, returned to the podcast to discuss her life's recent changes, including making a

Listen now...
Kristina LoMonaco

Laura Martin Bovard

Through her decades-strong interior design practice, Laura Martin Bovard has been privileged to hold space for her clients at times of transformation. Laura has witnessed

Listen now...
Laura Martin Bovard

Max Levy

Max Levy grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and received his architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.  After working for AIA Gold Medalist

Listen now...
Max Levy

Jeanne Collins

From Corporate to Creative: Jeanne's journey uncovers the transformative power of embracing creativity after a career shift, urging listeners to pursue their passions fearlessly. Through

Listen now...
Jeanne Collins

Lonnie Armstrong

Join Lonnie Armstrong, an experienced builder from Austin, Texas, as he shares insights into his journey from childhood curiosity to a career in construction science.

Listen now...
Lonnie Armstrong

Steve Griggs

Steve is not your typical landscape designer. He’s been getting dirt on his hands ever since he was 16, cutting grass to earn some bucks.

Listen now...
Steve Griggs

Heather McKinney

Transitioning from Principal to Founder, Heather McKinney reflects on her journey at McKinney York Architecture. Embracing the role of founder celebrates freedom and fulfillment, focusing

Listen now...
Heather McKinney

Marlon & Meryati Blackwell

Explore Marlon Blackwell's architectural journey, from childhood explorations near the Everglades to a career of merging art and design. His interdisciplinary approach, shaped by nature

Listen now...
Marlon & Meryati Blackwell

Mark Wellen

Mark Wellen, FAIA is co-founder and principal of Rhotenberry Wellen Architects in Midland, Texas. Drawing inspiration from the vast, inimitable landscape and the traditions of

Listen now...
Mark Wellen

Architects and Building Design Professionals:

Learn How to Apply Pareto’s 80-20 Principle to Win More Projects in a FREE Architect Marketing Online Master Class with Richard Petrie.

>