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Gary Haney increasingly employs an algorithmic approach to building design in which rule-based frameworks serve as the basis for exploring form in relation to its associated performance. His process incorporates extensive materials research, environmental simulations, and computational scripting to test and challenge the physical, structural, and programmatic parameters of a given project.
This research-intensive, performance-driven approach has enabled him to design buildings of great scale and complexity including, most recently, the Al Rajhi Bank Headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City; and the Al Sharq Tower in Dubai, which was honored with a Progressive Architecture Award. Current projects include the BBVA Operations Center in Mexico City and a state-of-the-art public safety answering center in New York City. Haney also designed the LEED® certified U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, which was recently awarded the Merit Award for Architecture by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Haney has served on the advisory boards at Pratt Institute and Miami University Department of Architecture and Interior Design. He has also served as an architectural critic on juries at several universities including Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Catholic University, University of Maryland, New Jersey Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, and Florida A&M. In addition to these academic contributions, he has led design studios at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami University, and Ball State University.
Haney's SOM design work has been extensively covered in the international press, and his drawings have been exhibited at the Miami University of Ohio, the Brooklyn Museum, and the National Building Museum. He is also a member of the Board of the National Building Museum, the Advisory Board to Northeastern University School of Architecture, and he is leading a graduate design studio there as well. He also just served on the Advisory Board of Harvard Design Magazine.
Haney holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Miami University of Ohio.