From the scale of the city to the detail, CODA designs unique, site-responsive, and sustainable solutions that balance function and desire. Our award-winning work is known for its use of an innovative material palette, as well as for our commitment to a dynamic interaction between the architecture and its inhabitants over time.
Since 2008, CODA has designed clever solutions for a range of programs, from art installations to houses, from religious and public buildings to housing, and from furniture to entire city design. Despite this range, all of the projects have a specific approach in common: a serious investigation of the programmatic needs of the user at the same time as an expanded analysis of what the site has to offer, including materials, energy, artisanal techniques, etc. This approach leads to solutions that are at once novel and sustainable. Our designs are often not one thing, but exist in different states in response to different seasons or programs.
CODA has in-house expertise in both urban design, master planning, building design, and product design. CODA also collaborates with a variety of artists, fabricators, landscape designers, and engineers.
Caroline O’Donnell is a designer, writer, and educator. She is best known for winning the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with “Party Wall” which was built at PS1 in 2013, and for two prize winning Europan housing schemes. O’Donnell is the Edgar A. Tafel assistant professor and director of the M.Arch at program Cornell University. She has a B.Arch from Manchester University, England (2000) with a specialization in Bioclimatics and an M.Arch from Princeton University (2004). She has practiced in urban design at KCAP, (Kees Christiaanse Architects and Planners), Rotterdam, on the Groningen Station Plaza, SciencePark Masterplan and Station and other several masterplanning projects, and in both architectural and masterplan design at Eisenman Architects, New York, on the projects: Hamburg Domplatz Library, and Pompei Train Station and Landscape, amongst others.
Juan Carlos Artolozaga
Min Keun Park
Jimmy Hong Ji Chen
Courtney Jiyun Song
Nathan C. Friedman