Shallow Studio

Shallow Studio is an ongoing collaboration with Andy Sternad.

We work together to uncover hidden stories in strange sites through interactive installations. Our collaboration began as an artistic investigation of Louisiana’s water landscape in parallel to our professional work on urban water projects with Waggonner & Ball Architects in New Orleans. In each project, we seek to plumb the depths of place to find elusive but fundamental phenomena. We have transposed the unstable ground of Louisiana’s swamps to an art gallery’s floor, coaxed life from string and floorboards to reveal a building’s forgotten past, and filled a train station with a symphony composed of water sounds.


In April of 2012, Shallow Studio was honored with a Young Alumni Award for Distinction from Washington University. Usually reserved for a single designer, we consider the award as much a recognition of our collaborative design process as of our work itself.

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