Performance Driven, Poetically Crafted Architecture

Zoe Cloonan; Chicago

After graduating from architecture school, Zoe chased summer from Boston to the southern tip of Africa; hiking, exploring cities, and rediscovering her favoritefavourite architects. Missing the snow and ready for a new adventure, Zoe headed to Chicago mid-blizzard. Originally from Delaware, Zoe moved four states away to get her Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from Northeastern University.  Her thesis explored the development of a post-industrial waterfront. With a background in hospitality and a love of urban planning, Zoe can be found wandering the city, developing new recipes, and dancing in her spare time.

When Zoe was five, Robert Venturi asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. she answered, “A dancer!” He said, “Good, anything is better than being an architect.”