FAIA, NCARB, Design Partner
Roger Duffy brings his unique sense of the conjoining of art, science, landscape, and architecture to all of his design work. Duffy’s design approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the qualities of each client’s program, site, and aspirations. He eschews working in any particular style. Before he begins any project, Duffy studies and analyzes the functionality of the best of that building type. This benchmarking methodology yields to a conceptual process that involves transcending and superseding the current state-of-the-art.
His interest in making art integral to his designs has led to numerous fruitful collaborations with a wide range of artists. Two of Duffy’s most important initiatives are the creation of SOM Education Lab, a campus planning and design studio, and the SOM Journal, an annually published book of the firm’s best work as selected and critiqued by an independent jury of artists, designers, and critics.