Office Feuerman is a Sydney based research and design practice founded by William Feuerman.
Office Feuerman (OF) is a design office that thrives on engaging and collaborating with clients and partners to find thoughtful design solutions, looking at everyday issues, challenges, and constraints as a means for design invention.
Based in Sydney and New York City, OF designs for a range of scales- from furniture to building design. The practice’s work has been featured and recognized in national and international publications and exhibitions.
William Feuerman is a designer, academic and writer working in Australia and the US. He is the Director of Office Feuerman (OF), a Sydney based design and research office, founded in New York in 2007. Before starting OF, William worked at several leading international architecture firms including five years at Bernard Tschumi Architects in New York.
In 2010, he began teaching at UTS, where he served as the Course Director for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture program and Associate Head of School from 2012-2016. He has coordinated a taught in graduate and undergraduate architecture programs in Australia and the US. At Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) he coordinated and taught design studios in the New York/Paris and Introduction to Architecture programs. He taught in the graduate architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design as well as the undergraduate interior design program at Pratt Institute’s School of Art and Design.
William studied at Columbia University GSAPP and at the California College of the Arts. He came to Sydney in 2010 via New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He is a contributor to The Conversation and the New York-based website Untapped Cities, where he writes about art, architecture and the city.
Dane Voorderhake is a UTS Master of Architecture Graduate who joined OF in 2015. He is interested in all things digital with a focus upon algorithmic processes and advanced fabrication technologies. This manifests into an interest in Architecture’s return to the culture of ‘making’ and a tactile working approach that navigates the ground between the digital and the physical.
Dane was the winner of the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects Graduate Award for ‘Digital Innovation in Architecture’. Dane has lived and studied in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Sydney. He currently teaches architectural design and communications and manages the Advanced Fabrication Lab at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Leyla Oz (Senior Designer)
Leyla Oz completed her Bachelor of Design in Architecture at UTS in 2018, is currently undertaking her Master of Architecture and started at OF in 2019.
She is interested in the governing of space through surveillance and observation. Her previous work examines the distortion of the female body in the reflective surfaces of the city.
After developing an interest in the unravelling of political conflict in Syria, her project based on the control of bodies through the command over vital resources was published in The Funambulist.
Leyla also loves to model make and would really like to learn the art of glassblowing one day.