Michelle LaFoe and Isaac Campbell, founders of OFFICE 52. (Photo: Christian Colombres Courtesy OFFICE 52)

Surface Magazine Interviews Michelle LaFoe

SAIC alum and cofounding principal of OFFICE 52 Architecture Michelle LaFoe (Post-Bac 1992) was interviewed in Surface magazine about establishing OFFICE 52 and its unique architectural perspective. Speaking of how she got her start in the industry, LaFoe says, "My design attitude is the result of a combination of educational experiences at Rice University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, independent research at Yale University, and as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. I have degrees in architecture, fine art, and the history and theory of art and architecture." She also offered words of advice to young professionals, stating "Travel and learn to see, look at all around you and understand that design applies to all scales— museums, urban planning, exhibits, products—done to one’s utmost ability, with a sense of craftsmanship, detail, and the idea that anything is possible."