Based in Atlanta Georgia, OrchestraONE_Studio practices various disciplines including architecture, object and furniture design, spatial installations and speculative design projects. We also collaborate with other designers from various fields to create and build new and exciting environments and objects. We believe that architecture and the objects that surround us have the potential to enhance our daily experiences - both visually and physically. As a practice, we are formed by the architectural tradition where the construction carries an outward narrative and expresses its potential openly. As a result, we have a passion for finding innovative design through programmatic and tectonic solutions. We view every commission as a new challenge and work to preserve the intricacies of each spatial and material connection to create projects that retain visual and haptic beauty. As an office that is accompanied by a full workshop, we not only pursue our initial ideas through hand drawings, 3D models, renderings and augmented reality, we also work with physical models and fabricate about 90 percent of our objects, furniture and installation commissions. We look forward to making our future projects functional and beautiful for both our clients and the people that will experience them.
-all photos by CaptisLUX unless otherwise noted
-Rendering and imagery assistance by VIZALORIUM
Tim Keepers founded OrchestraONE_Studio in 2014. He was trained in the Sarasota School approach to contemporary architectural thinking, which calls for meaningful interactions between materials with an integrated outlook on place and space of buildings and objects. Tim received his master’s degree in architecture from the University of South Florida’s School of Architecture and Community Design (SACD) in Tampa FL, where his research received top honors. His thesis led him to develop a series of design and site-responsive structural profiles and wall systems of pultruded FR plastics (FRP) for a prefabricated housing company in Wisconsin.
For the past six years, Tim has worked on ground-up projects with award-winning firms including West Architecture Studio, Gensler, 5G Studio Collaborative and currently
BLUR Workshop. He has played an integral role in a wide variety of projects including shipping container installations, interactive expo buildings, modern waterparks and contemporary residences, enabling him to gain experience with unconventional materials such as ETFE roofs, cold-formed bent glass, cable suspended structures and 60- foot green walls. Tim’s work has earned national and international awards and has been displayed at events as well as art and design galleries.
Tim is also a sitting design juror for the architecture programs at Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University, and he holds a founding chair position as the program director for the Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) design professionals group, TOAST MODA. Additionally, Tim serves on the directing advisory board for EAZEL, a company that provides a look into the worlds art galleries and their archives through a spherical and virtual reality platform. Tim also serves on the social committee at Habitat For Humanity.
Before his career in architecture, Tim participated on the World Wakeboard Association’s professional wakeboard tour for five years. He also competed internationally, traveling to Spain and Australia as a member of the IWSF U.S. Olympic Wakeboard Team.