Ryan Bollom

Founding Principal
Contact:
ryan@lowdo.net

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University where he was awarded the Aubrey E. Palmer Award for outstanding academic achievement, and a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His current research integrates sustainable techniques of construction with novel development and delivery models for affordable architecture. He has previous experience in architecture: Hashim Sarkis Architecture Landscape and Urban Design, MOS, Kieran Timberlake; construction: S/A Construction; and structural engineering: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Walter P. Moore. Bollom taught as a studio instructor for the Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program.

DK Osseo-Asare

Founding Principal
Contact:
dk@lowdo.net

DK received an A.B. in Engineering Design and an MArch, both from Harvard University. His building and research explore sustainability by linking form-making, technology and geopolitics with social dimensions of global environment. TEDGlobal Fellow, Fulbright Scholar and co-founder of design think tank DSGN AGNC, he has presented his work at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Harvard Graduate School of Design, PennDesign, Cornell, KNUST, University of Ghana-Legon, Smart Cities Expo and on the BBC. DK previously worked for architecture office MOS and Ghanaian architect-builder Alero Olympio. He blogs about African architecture and making at Afrch. Most recently, he designed a new town in Eastern Nigeria.

Ashley Heeren

Founding Principal
Contact:
ashley@lowdo.net

Ashley received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Architecture from Yale University followed by a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She has also studied architecture in Florence and Vienna with Syracuse University on academic scholarship. Her student work has been recognized in international competitions and publications, and she has previous experience in architecture and design firms in a variety of locations:Francisco Mangado and Associates in Pamplona, Maryann Thompson Architects in Cambridge, Kitrell Garlock and Associates in Las Vegas, and and consulting work with CS Studios in Cape Town. Heeren has played an active role in a number of progressive community-oriented organizations, from designing with non-profit agencies to inciting greater critical discussion at the GSD--both as co-founder of the online student journal Trays and as Student Forum President. She has also taught art and architecture for over six years to underprivileged youth and most recently taught as a studio instructor in the Harvard GSD Career Discovery Program.

Kaziah Haviland

Designer
Contact:
kaziah@lowdo.net

Kaziah received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Connecticut College. She double majored in Architectural Studies and Italian. During her undergraduate education she studied architecture in Florence, Italy with Syracuse University. After receiving her BA, she worked for several years in Boston and Philadelphia for firms including Finegold Alexander & Associates, PHPartners, Safdie Architects and CuetoKearney Design. Kaziah received her Masters of Architecture at the University of Texas. She focused her education on Public Interest Design receiving SEED certification in 2011 and co-founding the student group, Texas Impact Design.