Robert studied architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received the Earl Prize for Design and graduated with the highest honors. He completed his M.Arch from Columbia University's GSAPP in New York with the AIA Medal for Excellence in Architecture.
Robert is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and Co-Director of the d.r.a. He has taught architecture, design, fabrication, and software development at Columbia University, NY CityTech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the New York Code & Design Academy.
Miscellaneous Projects is a New York-based design practice that creates wonder at many scales. We collaborate in the digital and physical space to produce experiences around objects, media, and space. Our work is rooted in making as a way to shape the world and we love integrating traditional practices with emerging digital fabrications and visualization.
Laura and Robert met while working at Associated Fabrication, a Brooklyn architectural design and fabrication studio, where they sharpened their skills and interest in design, CNC machining, 3D printing, thermoforming, and fine craftsmanship. They have worked with world renowned architects, designers, and artists including Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Pentagram, Chanel, Issey Miyake, and Vito Acconci.
Laura is a graphic designer and creative director in New York, and a Lecturer at Princeton. She is also the head of design for New Museum.
Coombs maintains an independent design and teaching practice. She has lectured and served as a critic at design schools including the Yale School of Art, Princeton, Columbia GSAPP, Cooper Union, Werkplaats Typografie, Sci-Arc, and the Yale School of Architecture. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA, ADC, TDC, Tokyo TDC, and the Yale School of Art.
In 2017, she graduated from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in Graphic Design. Previously, she graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.