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, 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.


Joanna Ptak is a senior designer at Overlay Office. She received a Bachelor's in Art History at Fordham University and her Master's in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. A native Brooklynite, she has spent her entire professional career designing and building in NYC. Her work has been published both locally and internationally -- including collaborations and features by the A+D Museum, OROS Editions, and the Oslo Architecture Triennale. She is currently a guest critic at the Pratt Institute.


Alihan Dumankaya, Crystal Griggs, Nathan Hume, Madison Green, Sophi Lilles, Paul McCoy, Talya Polat, Erich Schachtschneider

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