Seattle based goCstudio is an innovative architecture and design studio founded in 2012 by Jon Gentry and Aimée O'Carroll. The studio’s work is driven by the unique opportunities and constraints of site specific projects, which evolve through close relationships with clients and craftsmen. With over two decades of experience on custom residential and commercial projects, conceptual work with artists, and furniture design, the work purposefully engages various scales with the same attitude and process. The studio strives for design excellence in every project and brings an internationally diverse background of experiences to each endeavor.


Jon Gentry AIA
Partner / Architect

Jon co-founded goCstudio in 2012 and is a registered architect in the state of Washington. Jon worked for over 8 years with Olson Kundig Architects as project architect and manager on a number of award-winning private residences and commercial projects. As a partner and designer at Graypants, he designed custom lighting and furniture products that have been exhibited and sold internationally. Jon has been living and working in Seattle since 2003 after completing his studies at North Carolina State University where he earned his Master of Architecture degree in 2003.

 
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Aimée O’Carroll ARB
Partner / Architect

Aimée O’Carroll co-founded goCstudio in 2012 and is a registered architect in the UK. Aimée previously worked on unique private residences with Liddicoat & Goldhill in London and Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle, as well as urban development projects with Stock|Woolstencroft. Building a house for just $20k with Rural Studio has given her hands-on experience of efficient and effective construction which has had a continued influence on her work to date. Aimée completed her studies at the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association. Nominated for both the Bronze and Silver RIBA President’s medals, her work has been widely published and exhibited in the UK and abroad.

 

Ben Kruse
Architectural Staff

Ben Kruse is a human male from the Philadelphia area recently graduated with a MArch from Iowa State University and has been a part of the goCstudio team since early 2017. Before pursuing Architecture Ben completed dual degrees in Creative Writing and Philosophy, so his architectural approach leverages his background into a sort of forensic humanism, using architecture as a means of exploring the intimate relationships between place, body, and building.

Awards

2017
SEGD Global Design Merit Award (in collaboration with Studio Matthews) - Fred Hutch Visitor Center

2016
National AIA Small Project Award - wa_sauna
Architectural Review Pop Up Award - wa_sauna (shortlist)

2015
Architects' Newspaper Best of Design Awards - wa_sauna (honorable mention)
ArchDaily Building of the Year

Selected Press

Mobitecture, Phaidon 2017:  Architecture on the Move
Contemporist, June 2017: A new building for this winery in the hills of Washington State
Seattle Times, June 2017: A place to fill up with art
Dezeen, April 2017: goCstudio designs low-lying winery to blend with Washington's natural terrain
Time Out London, July 2016: Seattle's floating sauna
CLADmag, issue 1 2016 : On the water
Dwell, June 2016: Cold Sweat
Dezeen, March 2016: wa_sauna by goCstudio floats on Seattle's Lake Union
Objekt, Summer 2016: wa_sauna
The Architect's Newspaper, December 2015: Best of Design Awards
Dezeen, December 2015: Seattle shop by goCstudio has racks controlled by hand crank
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, July 2015: goCstudio wins national AIA award for designing a little sauna that floats
City Arts Magazine, Jan 2015 Future List: The Architects: goCstudio
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Feb 2014: Hot idea for a sauna: floating on Union Bay
Gray Magazine, issue 31 - Nov 2016: Gas to Grass
Gray Magazine, issue 22 - Feb 2014: Oiselle Flagship Store
Gray Magazine, issue 19 - Nov 2014: Hot, New Next
Gray Magazine, issue 8 - Dec 2013: A kick starter approved floating sauna is just the beginning for two architects

Lectures & Presentations

Seattle Central College, January 2017:  Invited guest lecture to Graphic Design Students
Rural Studio, December 2015: Invited guest speaker at 2015 Soup Roast
University of Washington, 2015: Invited guest critics for Graphic Design program presentations