Rob Zirkle

Rouel de la Paz spent the past 12 years living in and working as an architect in Beijing and Hong Kong, which challenged his notions of design. He had to shift his thinking from design for the individual to design for the masses and credits the ability to flex and adapt to working internationally.

global, inspired, conceptual.

Working in different countries also taught Rouel about dexterity and allowed design to evolve from the multiple, incoming (sometimes crashing) trajectories inherent in large, chaotic cities. Rouel has dabbled in landscape design, 250m towers, mixed-use retail, office, and hotel conceptual designs. However, he is consistently drawn to sustainability, not just in building performance but also in building relationships and community. He is always called back to the hand-drawn sketch for inspiration. Rouel’s experience has brought him to his role as Senior Design Director at brick, where he continues to expand his knowledge of the built world as a well-rounded, technically excellent generalist.

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