John E. Orfield



A graduate of Columbia University with a Master of Science in Architecture and Building Design, John Orfield is both product and proponent of the collaborative style that BOKA Powell exemplifies. John enjoys exploring the kinship between architecture, film, and dance – art forms he sees as related in their portrayal of human experience moving through space and time. He has sought out collaborative environments or created them on the spot in design firms and universities from New York to Indianapolis to Mexico City. John considers every project a partnership, not only between the architect and the client, but also with the site itself. He sees this contextual approach as one reason why there is no recognizable BOKA Powell “style” — only spaces that benefit their surroundings as the result of a very intentional design process.