OVERLAY OFFICE is a practice that layers innovative design, development and project management. The work places an emphasis on experimentation with the interplay between geometry, materiality, color and perception to create unique spatial and volumetric experiences.
ABIGAIL COOVER HUME
Abigail Coover Hume, founder and director of Overlay Office has been building as an architectural designer and project manager in New York City, San Francisco and beyond for over 18 years. Abigail received her Masters of Architecture from Yale. Her work and writings have been published in the New York Times, Wired, Metropolis, Tarp, and Project and exhibited at The Druker Gallery, the A+D Museum, the Yale Architecture Gallery, One Night Stand, and the New York Center for Architecture. Along with Nathan Hume, Abigail is also a partner at HumeCoover Studio and co-creator and editor of suckerPUNCHdaily.com, a website that reviews the work of contemporary artists, architects, and designers who offer the stunningly unexpected. Abigail has previously taught architectural design as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and as a critic at the Yale School of Architecture. She currently teaches studios at the Pratt Institute.
Scott is a French national, who grew up in Asia, Europe, Russia, and Canada. He received a Bachelor's and Professional Master's degree in Architecture from the University of Montréal, and a Post-Professional Master's degree from Pratt Institute. Scott joined the Overlay team as of October 2019 and views architectural design through the lens of cutting-edge software and hardware, allowing for data driven optimizations and form finding processes.
SR. DESIGNER / PROJECT MANAGER
Davis is a senior designer and project manager at Overlay Office. He holds an M.Arch from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. He is a regular contributor and critic at The Architect’s Newspaper, and his work and writing have also been featured by the A+D Museum, Texas Architect magazine, Paprika!, PLAT, ISSUE, SXSW, a TED talk, and more. Prior to joining Overlay, he has worked at Perkins&Will, THOUGHTBARN, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Corgan, and others. His interests lie in using geometry, form, color, texture, and material to create fun, playful, and/or unexpected things.
PAST AND PRESENT COLLABORATORS
Adriana Hinojosa, Alihan Dumankaya, Antonia Masvidal, Amber Farrow, Cameron Kursel, Crystal Griggs, Eden Duan, Emily Kanner, Erich Schachtschneider, Joanna Ptak, Julia Margaret Lu, Kerry Garikes, Kyle Troyer, Luca Viverito, Madison Green, Maxwell Medley, Nathan Hume, Paul McCoy, Sophi Lilles, Talya Polat