Zach’s passion to create architecture that evokes emotions and shapes spaces that help others, led him to Duda|Paine. He believes that learning, collaborating and working with people of different backgrounds sculpts successful projects. An avid traveler, he has explored new cities and cultures such as Paris, Amsterdam and Munich to generate ideas that inspire. With a background in Architectural Engineering Technology and a Master of Architecture degree from NC State University, Zach brings a profound understanding of functional, technical and aesthetic elements to Duda|Paine.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Talley Student Union at NC State. It is a very thoughtful design that contextually responds to the adjacent historic buildings.
What attracted you to the architectural field?
I grew up with a passion to create and help others. Architecture has the ability to evoke specific emotions that connect one to place. It is powerful to know that the design of a project can help people.
What aspect of your job are you the most motivated by?
The creative process is very interesting to me as design adapts and evolves to solve new problems. I am intrigued by the design and impact of details on the finished product.