Architecture AF is an award winning multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Brooklyn, NY and Richmond, VA. We seek to create evocative environments that explore the ways in which people work, live and play. We love the practice of architecture and obsess over materials and their assembly.
Every project presents a new challenge — it requires us to see the world through the eyes of our client, to reshape, question, and expand our interpretation of our environments. We believe architecture can inspire and enhance the life of the inhabitants and the community. It is a multi-sensory experience and the inhabitants’ reaction, reflection and remembrance of that experience lends meaning to our work.
We use a technology driven approach to design, documentation, and management of your project. With our model-based design process, we create highly detailed, information rich, three-dimensional digital models that allow us to share our vision with clients in an immersive virtual reality environment. Moving into construction, our models facilitate precise coordination with structural, mechanical and other building systems, leading to more effective communication in the field.
Andrew Herbert studied at the University of Virginia and the University of Florida, where he was the recipient of the John W. Stovall Memorial Scholarship, Academic Achievement Award, and Core Program Scholarship for Excellence. Prior to founding Architecture AF, Andrew worked with VMDO Architects in Charlottesville, VA, and Resolution: 4 Architecture and Incorporated Architecture & Design in Manhattan. Andrew has served as a lecturer at Parsons School of Design and is the director of Architecture AF’s Brooklyn office.
Forrest Frazier studied Architectural History and Design at the University of Virginia before receiving his Masters in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was the recipient of the Stephen Lenci Award and Chester Miller Traveling Fellowship. He has over a decade of broad professional experience at award winning design firms including Mark Cavagnero in San Francisco, Alterstudio in Austin, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien in New York. Prior to founding Architecture AF, Forrest worked on high-end residences in Manhattan and the Hamptons with the acclaimed boutique architecture / development firm founded by Cary Tamarkin. Forrest is the director of Architecture AF’s Richmond office.
Dan Bracey studied Architectural Design at the University of Virginia and started his career in New York City with the noted modernist Belmont Freeman. In his 12 years of professional practice he has been focused on the application of technology to the practice of architecture and served for nine years as the Director of Design Technology and IT for acclaimed firm HLW International and previously as the BIM leader of Swanke Hayden Connell Architects. His architectural expertise is in mid and high rise multi-family residential projects including towers in Moscow, Russia, Astana, Kazakhstan, and throughout the greater New York City area.