Profile
Founded in the Pacific Northwest and practicing internationally, GO'C is an award-winning architecture studio inspired by the interplay of rational design and artistic expression. From residential to commercial and public spaces, we thrive in the challenges of site-specific work, and find opportunity in constraint.
Founding Partner Jon Gentry grew up in North Carolina, developing an eye for utilitarian structures and an impulse to challenge norms. Founding Partner Aimée O’Carroll grew up in the heart of London and comes from a family of architects that reaches back three generations. Together, our studio is driven by the concepts of practicality and imagination. When thoughtful analysis meets a spirit of exploration, we know we’re in our element. Our process is as rigorous as it is daring; it takes both knowledge and curiosity to turn a brave idea into something real. Building a foundation under ‘what if’ is where we like to be; the enduring desire behind everything we create is to push the limits of what's possible—in service to clients, communities, cultures, and landscapes.
JON GENTRY AIA
Partner / Architect
JON GENTRY AIA
Partner / Architect
Jon founded GO'C in 2012 and is a registered architect in the state of Washington. Jon worked as project architect for 9 years in Seattle with a number of award-winning and internationally recognized practices before founding GO'C. Growing up in rural North Carolina instilled a strong appreciation for the landscape and a passion for built structures that were grounded in a thoughtful analysis of site and expressive of their pragmatic functions. Jon believes that architecture born of a passionate process and inextricably tied to the act of making can inspire and elevate the everyday. Having designed custom lighting fixtures and furniture that have been exhibited and sold internationally, his work delves into architecture at every scale. 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.
AIMÉE O’CARROLL ARB
Partner / Architect
AIMÉE O’CARROLL ARB
Partner / Architect
Aimée founded GO'C in 2012 and is a registered architect in the UK. Aimée previously worked on unique private residences with Liddicoat & Goldhill in London, 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 is passionate about design as a collaborative process and enjoys finding opportunities in this process that blur the conventional perceptions of what we understand as architecture. Aimée completed her studies at the University of Cambridge and the Architectural Association.
SARAH LONG
Designer
SARAH LONG
Designer
Sarah joined GO'C in 2021 having previously worked at Olson Kundig in Seattle and an award-winning firm in Boston, MA. Her approach to architecture is fueled by an interest in exploring and redefining the relationship of architecture and nature, having previously worked for several years in environmental conservation. Sarah graduated with a Master in Architecture from the University of Washington and a BA from Tufts University. When not in the studio, she enjoys hiking, cycling, and playing soccer.
MAX HUNOLD
Designer
MAX HUNOLD
Designer
Max joined GO'C in 2021 after moving from his home state of Florida. Having had previous internship experience in Florida and New York City, his architectural interests revolve around how spaces are shaped by individuals’ perspectives and experiences. Max graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Architecture in 2020 and Bachelor of Design in 2018 having studied abroad for three separate semesters. Other interests of his include traveling and fine arts, and he enjoys drawing and painting in his spare time.
Awards & Recognition
2021
ALTON WINES
GRAY Awards Finalist, Architecture - Commercial
2020
WESTERN STUDIO
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Merit Award
2018
EMERGING FIRM AWARD
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region
2017
FRED HUTCH VISITOR CENTER
SEGD Global Design Merit Award (in collaboration with Studio Matthews)
2016
WA_SAUNA
National AIA Small Project Award
2015
WA_SAUNA
Architectural Review Pop Up Award (shortlist)
2015
WA_SAUNA
Architects’ Newspaper Best of Design Awards (honorable mention)
2015
COR Cellars
ArchDaily Building of the Year - Nomination
Selected Press
2021
Seattle DJC
Western Studio
2020
1889 Washington’s Magazine
A winery in the Gorge celebratges the local terroir
2019
Dezeen
Western Studio
2018
AIA Seattle
Emergin Architect Award
2018
Archdaily
Ritual Room / GO'C
2017
Dezeen
Substantial HQ: GO'C Revamps Century Old Seattle Building
2017
Mobitecture, Phaidon
Architecture on the Move
2017
Contemporist
A new building for this winery in the hills of Washington State
2017
The Seattle Times
A place to fill up with art
2017
Dezeen
GO'C designs low-lying winery to blend with Washington's natural terrain
2016
Gray Magazine, Issue 31
Mini Mart City Park: Gas to Grass
2016
Time Out London
Seattle’s floating sauna
2016
Cladmag, Issue 1
On the water
2016
Dwell
Cold Sweat
2016
Dezeen
wa_sauna by GO'C floats on Seattle's Lake Union
2016
objekt
wa_sauna
2015
The Architect’s Newspaper
Best of Design Awards
2015
Dezeen
Seattle shop by GO'C has racks controlled by hand crank
2015
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
GO'C wins national AIA award for designing a little sauna that floats
2015
City Arts Magazine
Future List: The Architects: GO'C
2014
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Hot idea for a sauna: floating on Union Bay
2014
Gray Magazine, Issue 22
Oiselle Flagship Store
2014
Gray Magazine, Issue 19
Hot, New Next
2013
Gray Magazine, Issue 8
A Kickstarter approved floating sauna is just the beginning for two architects
Lectures & Presentations
2020
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Firm Typology Presentation, Professional Practice
2019
A&R SOLAR
Invited guest speaker
2018
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Firm Typology Presentation, Professional Practice
2017
SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE
Invited guest lecture to Graphic Design Students
2015
RURAL STUDIO
Invited guest speaker at 2015 Soup Roast
2015
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Invited guest critics for Graphic Design program presentations