Profile

Founded in the Pacific Northwest and practicing internationally, GO'C is an award-winning architecture & design 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 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 its site and to the act of making can inspire and elevate the everyday. Having also designed furniture and custom lighting fixtures that have been exhibited and sold internationally, his work delves into architecture at every scale.

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.

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

2022

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Sound House - For a Modern ‘Brady Bunch,’ a Modernist Family Home in Seattle

2022

Wallpaper

This Seattle House is a perfectly poised modern family home

2022

PORTRAIT MAGAZINE

Cover Story - Sound House by Donna Pizzi

2022

DEZEEN

Sound House by Jenna McKnight

2022

Metropolis Magazine

Alton Wines - In Walla Walla, Washington, a Tasting Room for a Small Winery Treats Guests to Constant Discovery

2021

Seattle DJC

Western Studio

2020

1889 Washington’s Magazine

COR Cellars - A winery in the Gorge celebratges the local terroir

2019

Dezeen

Western Studio

2018

AIA Seattle

Emerging 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

2017

Divisare

GO'C 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

Slate

National AIA Small Project Awards

2015

City Arts Magazine

Future List: The Architects: GO'C

2014

Gray Magazine, Issue 19

Hot, New Next

Lectures & Presentations

2022

SEATTLE AIA - TRANSFORMING RESIDENTIAL PRACTICE

The Rambler: Community and Craft

2020

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Firm Typology Presentation, Professional Practice

2019

SEATTLE AIA PRESIDENT'S DINNER

Honoree: Regional Emerging Firm Award

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