MANAGING PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Colin Oglesbay is the founder and managing principal of D/O Architects and leads the interdisciplinary design studio committed to design excellence through the seamless integration of structure and nature. Colin studied landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
His work has been celebrated by the AIA and ALSA, and seeks to discover new and innovative methods linking landscape architecture and modern architecture. His writing, research and work has been published in numerous national and regional publications. He also teaches design at the University of Minnesota. With over 20 years’ experience in the field of landscape and architecture, he has lead projects ranging from new cities in South Korea to carbon-neutral cabins in Minnesota. Colin’s inspiration for living architecture comes from his passion for camping, mountaineering and anything that gets him out into rugged nature.
As a designer at D/O Architects Deuk is passionate about culture and architecture influence one another. He holds a Master of Architecture from University of Minnesota College of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture in South Korea. He has worked on a wide range of modern projects, including workplace, cultural and educational buildings. He also has broad experience in sustainable multi-family projects in both Korea and the US making him a great asset at the firm.
Deuk is also engaged in public art. He worked on installation projects for the 2016 Northern Spark events in Minnesota, and design and build furniture for an exhibition 'Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art' at Weisman Art Museum. He led a winning project of student competition: Incheon 2014 Asian Games Ganghwa Stadium in Incheon, Korea.
Tanner Else is an intern with D/O Architects. He grew up in Fridley Minnesota and attended Totino-Grace High School. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Tanner has had internship experience in both the residential assessment and home-building industries and is excited to put his education to work.
Outside of work, Tanner enjoys skiing and wake-surfing on local lakes, working on cars and attending car shows, and playing adult league hockey.
As a designer at D/O Architects, Aidan is passionate about sustainable architecture and its wider impact on the community. He recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and plans to go back to school next year. Aidan has a passion for art and design that can be seen in almost every area of his life.
In his free time Aidan can be found playing the accordion, water coloring in a park, or climbing at the local climbing gym. Aidan loves getting outside in any way possible and is interested in breaking down boundaries between indoor and outdoor space. His passion for sustainable and beautiful buildings comes from buildings like the Lakewood Mausoleum and Mike Basich's Tiny Cottage.
Malia is the Accounts Manager at D/O Architects, where she coordinates all billing and invoicing. She has a background in statistics and economics and is a graduate from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her previous positions as a project manager in health care allows her to develop processes and systems for D/O Architects. She brings rational business practices to an artistic profession.
When Malia is not balancing budgets, she is passionate about soccer. She plays soccer, holds season tickets to the Minnesota United and is a devoted Arsenal fan. Malia also loves travel and speaks five languages.
Banksy is a borador with high energy sheep dog spirit. He loves nature and public art. When he isn’t practicing street art, like his namesake, he runs through the countryside scouting the next modern farmstead projects. An expert at color and landscape, he consults D/O Architects on all landscape architecture and public urban spaces.
He is passionate about gourmet dog food and works tirelessly to master his pallet. He starts every morning dashing through the pastural landscapes of the western metro chasing every bird, rabbit, turkey, and deer that peacefully grazes nearby. Afterwards, he rides with Colin to D/O’s office in Loring Park. He is eager to great every client with great enthusiasm. He is the ambassador of the firm focusing on business development opportunities and maximizing face licks.