Paul Endres, FAIA SE LEED AP
Reaching across the lines that segregate professions, Paul both designs buildings and perfects innovative structural concepts, carrying EndreStudio projects from inception to built form, and collaborating with other designers to achieve their visions.
His projects include private residences, pedestrian bridges, science museums, and schools, and he has pioneered structural concepts such as a torquing spiral helix, ziggurat bar stair designs, floating roofs of cable and wood, and glass bridges. Paul’s design merges philosophical, architectural, and engineering processes into projects that perform with elegance and simplicity.
In addition to being a licensed architect, civil engineer, and structural engineer in multiple states, Paul holds the Morgenstern Chair at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he lectures and conducts a design studio refining his work on structure and space. He holds dual master’s degrees in architecture and structural engineering from UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Illinois.
Dave Campbell, PE
Dave is a designer working at the seam of architecture, engineering, and computation. Dave strives to create remarkable spaces through application of material systems, structural typology and is interested in the role that computational methods can play in improving collaboration between designers and builders through investigation into the tension between high tech and low tech approaches to design. Dave is as likely to be casting fabric shells as to be scripting ribbing based on isostatic stress contours. Dave explores these issues both through professional work at EndreStudio and through teaching in the M.Arch program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Luke has experience in architectural design and representation on residential projects, institutional and civic buildings and pedestrian bridges. His responsibilities include drafting, 3D modeling, rendering, and structural analysis. Luke is interested in computational frameworks for resolving structural, architectural and experiential agendas. His background in parametric modeling and iterative design processes contribute to Endrestudio’s culture of curiosity and innovation.
Thomas brings to Endrestudio past experience in educational, industrial, and civic architecture, along with forays in construction consulting and facilities management. In previous work settings, he has designed and overseen the installation of building enclosure components, sometimes of novel or non-standard geometry. Academically, Thomas has investigated 3D scanning, digital fabrication, algorithmic form-finding, and computer-based evolutionary optimization.
Outside the office, Thomas enjoys finishing projects at the local hackerspace, working as a planetarium volunteer, and photobombing tourists around his building.
With an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences, Jenna adds a unique and well-rounded perspective to the Endrestudio design team. Be it a large-scale civic project or small handrail detail, her design will focus on a combination of sustainability, efficiency, functionality, playfulness and elegance. On a daily basis, Jenna is 3D digital modeling design iterations, rendering finished designs, drafting CAD documents, assisting with structural reports & analyses, organizing/managing projects or updating the website & social media information.
From a small farm in the middle of Wisconsin, Jenna has a penchant for fresh air, open roads, blue skies and lots of vegetation. She likes her hurried life in Chicago, but on the weekends Jenna is usually seen gallivanting in some forest or national park, if not there then she’s off on a long run or exploring a new section of the city.
Ruoqu Wang (Wayne)
Wayne is a young and energetic designer who has a great passion for his career and life. After 5 years studying architecture in China, Wayne decided to do his Master's in the U.S. where he could experience new and interesting approaches to architectural design, structural analysis, detail drawing, rendering and all of the other practicalities that go into a well-designed structure. In the office, Wayne does quite a lot of CAD drafting, 3D digital modeling and on occasion assists with rendering and structural analyses.
Wayne is a proud perfectionist and minimalist who likes things to have a pure, geometric form with elegant details. Wayne loves escaping from the city to hike for hours in nature with his camera. But that isn't to say he doesn't love the city as well. Wayne is an avid explorer of buildings and city streets which he believes can provide a great deal of creative inspiration. During Wayne’s time in the U.S., Wayne found himself in love with woodworking and has since spent countless hours in the workshop making beautiful models and elegantly crafted furniture.
With a detail-oriented mind and a highly observational eye, Yi crafts vivid renderings, exceptional 3D models and finely-tuned drawings. In addition to her creative and productive abilities, Yi is Endrestudio's master organizer and has been working for the better part of a year on our project organization and reference libraries.
When not at work, Yi enjoys taking in new sights from movies, photos, drawings and the natural landscape.