A Day in the Life of… + Ask Me Anything with Tyler Kobick
Whats It Like To Be an Architect?
Throughout a students’ time at school they learn a lot of conceptual and technical skills but very little practical information about what its like to be an Architect.
These sessions allow students to get a glimpse into what the daily life of an Architect on the job looks like. Participants get to know people within our industry and asking what they do – even if it’s not super glamorous its very informative and offers a view into what their lives might look like one day.
The format is simple after a short introduction, its all Question and Answers and conversation about what its like to be an Architect. We ask that all attendees come with a burning question you have for our featured architect this month.
Come join us! This should be really fun!
About Tyler Kobick:
Tyler Kobick, Principal and Founder of Design Draw Build, is a licensed architect and contractor who works in the intersection of architecture and public-interest design, custom fabrication and building methodologies, and ecological design. The process at DDB is rooted in the practicalities of construction, and has grown into a practice that emphasizes thoughtful economy, creativity and excellence in design, and how it translates into construction. Collaboration between the architects, makers, and builders throughout the process creates ‘craft moments’ that inform the work in real time and ensure the contextual sustainability of projects. The firm works across a broad range of housing typologies including ADUs, custom renovations, multifamily residential, co-housing and adaptive reuse live/work. DDB also develops commercial offices, education spaces, religious buildings, mixed-use projects, and event/music venues.
Tyler was born in Northeast Ohio, holds a BArch from University of Cincinnati and a Masters in Architecture focusing on Design Build Practice from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Prior to settling in Oakland six years ago, Tyler’s career includes a 10-year residency in Vermont, during which he traveled and built extensively throughout the United States, Canada and in California with his business partner from DDB. Tyler personally enjoys cooking, climbing, dog walks, and playing a few string instruments.